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Dvorak to Duke Ellington

Dvorak to Duke Ellington Author Maurice Peress
ISBN-10 9780195098228
Release 2004-03-25
Pages 254
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Prominent symphony conductor Maurice Peress describes his career conducting the premiers of such works as Leonard Bernstein's 'Mass' & Duke Ellington's 'Queenie Pie'. He traces the great impact of African American music on American music, beginning with the work of Antonin Dvořák.



Maverick Maestro

Maverick Maestro Author Maurice Peress
ISBN-10 9781315478951
Release 2016-09-17
Pages 234
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Maurice Peress leads an unusual American musical life. Born to a Baghdadian father and Polish mother, his first music was Arabic and Yiddish songs. He grew up in New York's Washington Heights, became a busy dance band and symphonic trumpeter, and was drafted towards the end of the Korean conflict, landing him in a newly integrated Negro Regimental Band. In this memoir, he shares what he learned from an enormous range of American works and musicians. In his first book, Peress explored America's music and its African American roots. A musical mission emerges, a lifelong commitment to "give concerts that reconstruct delicious mixed marriages of music, black and white, Jazz and classical, folk and concert, Native American and European; works that bring people together, that urge us to love one another."



Swing Along

Swing Along Author Marva Carter
ISBN-10 9780190283124
Release 2008-09-11
Pages 208
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Renowned today as a prominent African-American in Music Theater and the Arts community, composer, conductor, and violinist Will Marion Cook was a key figure in the development of American music from the 1890s to the 1920s. In this insightful biography, Marva Griffin Carter offers the first definitive look at this pivotal life's story, drawing on both Cook's unfinished autobiography and his wife Abbie's memoir. A violin virtuoso, Cook studied at Oberlin College (his parents' alma mater), Berlin's Hochschule f?r Musik with Joseph Joachim, and New York's national Conservatory of Music with Antonin Dvorak. Cook wrote music for a now-lost production of Uncle Tom's Cabin for the Chicago World's Fair of 1893, and then devoted the majority of his career to black musical comedies due to limited opportunities available to him as a black composer. He was instrumental in showcasing his Southern Syncopated Orchestra in the prominent concert halls of the Unites States and Europe, even featuring New Orleans clarinetist Sidney Bechet, who later introduced European audiences to authentic blues. Once mentored by Frederick Douglas, Will Marion Cook went on to mentor Duke Ellington, paving the path for orchestral concert jazz. Through interpretive and musical analyses, Carter traces Cook's successful evolution from minstrelsy to musical theater. Written with his collaborator, the distinguished poet Paul Lawrence Dunbar, Cook's musicals infused American Musical Theater with African-American music, consequently altering the direction of American popular music. Cook's In Dahomey, hailed by Gerald Bordman as "one of the most important events in American Musical Theater history," was the first full-length Broadway musical to be written and performed by blacks. Alongside his accomplishments, Carter reveals Cook's contentious side- a man known for his aggressiveness, pride, and constant quarrels, who became his own worst enemy in regards to his career. Carter further sets Cook's life against the backdrop of the changing cultural and social milieu: the black theatrical tradition, white audiences' reaction to black performers, and the growing consciousness and sophistication of blacks in the arts, especially music.



Jazz

Jazz Author Eddie S. Meadows
ISBN-10 9781136776038
Release 2013-10-23
Pages 740
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First Published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.



New Perspectives on James Weldon Johnson s The Autobiography of an Ex Colored Man

New Perspectives on James Weldon Johnson s  The Autobiography of an Ex Colored Man Author Noelle Morrissette
ISBN-10 9780820350967
Release 2017-07-15
Pages 260
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James Weldon Johnson (1871–1938) exemplified the ideal of the American public intellectual as a writer, educator, songwriter, diplomat, key figure of the Harlem Renaissance, and first African American executive of the NAACP. Originally published anonymously in 1912, Johnson’s novel The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man is considered one of the foundational works of twentieth-century African American literature, and its themes and forms have been taken up by other writers, from Ralph Ellison to Teju Cole. Johnson’s novel provocatively engages with political and cultural strains still prevalent in American discourse today, and it remains in print over a century after its initial publication. New Perspectives contains fresh essays that analyze the book’s reverberations, the contexts within which it was created and received, the aesthetic and intellectual developments of its author, and its continuing influence on American literature and global culture. Contributors: Bruce Barnhart, Lori Brooks, Ben Glaser, Jeff Karem, Daphne Lamothe, Noelle Morrissette, Michael Nowlin, Lawrence J. Oliver, Diana Paulin, Amritjit Singh, Robert B. Stepto



The Product of Our Souls

The Product of Our Souls Author David Gilbert
ISBN-10 9781469622705
Release 2015-05-18
Pages 312
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In 1912 James Reese Europe made history by conducting his 125-member Clef Club Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. The first concert by an African American ensemble at the esteemed venue was more than just a concert--it was a political act of desegregation, a defiant challenge to the status quo in American music. In this book, David Gilbert explores how Europe and other African American performers, at the height of Jim Crow, transformed their racial difference into the mass-market commodity known as "black music." Gilbert shows how Europe and others used the rhythmic sounds of ragtime, blues, and jazz to construct new representations of black identity, challenging many of the nation's preconceived ideas about race, culture, and modernity and setting off a musical craze in the process. Gilbert sheds new light on the little-known era of African American music and culture between the heyday of minstrelsy and the Harlem Renaissance. He demonstrates how black performers played a pioneering role in establishing New York City as the center of American popular music, from Tin Pan Alley to Broadway, and shows how African Americans shaped American mass culture in their own image.



Marian Anderson

Marian Anderson Author Allan Keiler
ISBN-10 0252070674
Release 2002-01-01
Pages 447
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A biography of one of America's greatest singers and a seminal figure in the American civil rights movement uncovers the life of the first African American soloist at the Met.



Notes

Notes Author Music Library Association
ISBN-10 UOM:39015064838249
Release 2005-06
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The Power of Black Music

The Power of Black Music Author Samuel A. Floyd
ISBN-10 9780195109757
Release 1995
Pages 316
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A history of African-American music identifies the links between the music, myths, and rituals of Africa and the continuing evolution and vitality of African-American music, and cites the contributions of prominent artists. Reprint.



Jazz Times

Jazz Times Author
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822034958454
Release 2005
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Living with Jazz

Living with Jazz Author Dan Morgenstern
ISBN-10 9780307487605
Release 2009-08-19
Pages 736
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A collection of essays, biographical profiles, and critical analyses by one of the twentieth century's leading jazz writers includes commentary on the work of jazz entertainers, including Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie, and Louis Armstrong, as well as assessment of the role of jazz in contemporary culture and its influence on modern music.



The Book Review Digest

The Book Review Digest Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015064843611
Release 2005
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Django

Django Author Michael Dregni
ISBN-10 0195304489
Release 2006
Pages 326
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The first major critical biography of the great jazz musician chronicles the colorful life of guitarist Django Reinhardt, including his long musical relationship with violinist Stephane Grapelli and his wanderings around Europe and the United States.



International Who s who in Classical Music

International Who s who in Classical Music Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015064200309
Release 2007
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I Hear a Symphony

I Hear a Symphony Author Andrew Flory
ISBN-10 9780472036868
Release 2017-05-30
Pages 344
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Investigates how the music of Motown Records functioned as the center of the company's creative and economic impact worldwide



The Gramophone

The Gramophone Author
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822034985523
Release 2005
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Dinner with Lenny

Dinner with Lenny Author Jonathan Cott
ISBN-10 9780199858446
Release 2013-03-28
Pages 183
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Features a complete account of the author's twelve-hour interview with Bernstein one year before the classical music personality's death in 1990.