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Author Peress, Maurice.

Title Dvořák to Duke Ellington : a conductor explores America's music and its African American roots / Maurice Peress.

Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2004.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    780.973 PER    DUE 05-31-19
Description viii, 254 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes discography (p. 241-242), bibliographical references (p. 243-244), and index.
Contents Antonin Dvořák comes to America -- America and Negro music -- Dvořák's symphony "From the New World" -- The Chicago World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 -- The National Conservatory of Music of America -- Paul Laurence Dunbar, Clorilindy, and "The talented tenth" -- James Reese Europe -- George Gershwin and African American music -- Leonard Bernstein -- Gershwin's "Rhapsody in blue" -- The Clef Club concert -- Will Marion Cook -- George Antheil's "Ballet mécanique" -- Bernstein's Mass -- Duke Ellington -- Ellington's "Queenie pie" -- Ellington's "Black, brown and beige."
Subject Peress, Maurice.
Music -- United States -- African American influences.
ISBN 0195098226 (alk. paper)

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