American Pioneers: Ives to Cage and Beyond (20th Century Composers)

American Pioneers: Ives to Cage and Beyond (20th Century Composers)
Library Shelf Location 33.RICH
Publication Date Feb 2008
Description Product Description "American Pioneers" presents a survey of that peculiarly American innovatory spirit as manifest in the nation's music. On the east coast, early in the twentieth century, this spirit was captured by Charles Ives (whose music lay virtually ignored and unperformed until the world caught up with him, forty years later). On the west coast, Henry Cowell and John Cage encountered similar critical resistance. No single book to date has concentrated on this particularly rebellious trend in American music. "American Pioneers" investigates the life and work of the major American innovators - including Carl Ruggles, Edgard Varese, Harry Patch, Colin McPhee, Lou Harrison and members of America's youngest composing generation - revealing the colourful and often idiosyncratic nature of these characters, and focusing on the the ways in which the influence of their homeland became apparent in their work. About the Author Alan Rich is an American critic with a passion for contemporary music. He writes for the Los Angeles Weekly and is author of a number of books and a series of interactive music programs for computers
ISBN 9780714847696
Quantity 1
Pages 240 pages Illus b&w
Author Alan Rich
Format Paperback
Publisher Phaidon Press Ltd, London
Related Artist John Cage
Category Audio/Sound Art/Music
Language English

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