"... based on interviews in the OHAM [Oral History, American Music] archive and includes introductory essays and descriptive sections by the authors ... The voices of the composers on the CDs are at the heart of this publication ..."--P. x.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -443) and index.
Introducing the century : 1 January 1900. Charles Ives -- On ragtime and Eubie Blake -- From the early modernists. Leo Ornstein ; Edgard Varèse ; Carl Ruggles ; Dane Rudhyar ; Charles Seeger ; Henry Cowell -- On the jazz age and George Gershwin -- With a French accent: Nadia Boulanger -- From the Boulangerie. Virgil Thomson ; Aaron Copland ; Roy Harris -- Exploring the world of Duke Ellington.