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Dialects in the Arts: The Rise of Experimentalism in American Music.(Review)
March 22, 2000... Dialectics in the Arts: The Rise of Experimentalism in American Music. By Catherine M. Cameron. Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 1996. ISBN 0-275-95610-5 (cloth, alk. paper). Pp. 163. $55.00. Defining a historical context for American experimentalism is the primary objective of the two volumes...
Satie & America.(Critical Essay)
March 22, 2000... To date, Satie scholarship has neglected the intriguing topic of his long-standing attraction toward America, perhaps because Erik Satie never actually traveled farther from Paris than Monte Carlo and Brussels (apart from a family holiday to Brighton at the age of one). Yet he was...
Inherited Sound Images: Native American Exoticism in Aaron Copland's Duo for Flute and Piano.(Critical Essay)
March 22, 2000... In 1967 Aaron Copland was commissioned to compose a flute and piano piece in memory of William Kincaid, former Principal Flutist of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Copland began the piece in 1969, and the finished work, Duo for Flute and Piano, was premiered in 1971.(1) Copland described the...
The Dean of Gay American Composers.(Aaron Copland)(Critical Essay)
March 22, 2000... Scholars and commentators are becoming increasingly aware of the contributions homosexual and bisexual composers have made toward the growth and development of serious American music in the twentieth century. In her article on "Classical Music and Opera" for the St. James Press Gay and...
Kansas and the Prophetic Tone.(Critical Essay)
March 22, 2000... In 1974 the American rock group Kansas released its self-titled first album. On that album cover is visible a cluster of important images whose disentangling will be central to this discussion. The front of the jacket shows a well-known portrait of John Brown by the American regionalist...