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Author Perlis, Vivian.

Title Composer's voices from Ives to Ellington : an oral history of American music / Vivian Perlis and Libby Van Cleve.

Imprint New Haven : Yale University Press, c2005.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    780.904 PER    Available
Description xxv, 477 p. : ill., music ; 27 cm. + 2 CDs (digital ; 4 3/4 in.).
Series An oral history of American music
Note "... 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.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [431]-443) and index.
Contents 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.
Subject Composers -- United States -- 20th century -- Interviews.
Jazz musicians -- United States -- 20th century -- Interviews.
Added Author Van Cleve, Libby.
Oral History, American Music.
ISBN 0300106734 (cloth : alk. paper)

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