Dvorak to Duke Ellington

Dvorak to Duke Ellington : A Conductor Rediscovers America's Music and Its African-American Roots

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In From Dvorak to Duke Ellington the prominent symphony conductor Maurice Peress describes his career and experiences with American music and musicians. Peress conducted the world premiere of Leonard Bernstein's Mass, worked with Duke Ellington on the Suite from Black Brown and Beige and Queenie Pie, and reconstructed and recreated historic American concerts at which Antheil's Ballet Mecanique, Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, and Ellington's Black, Brown, and Beige were first presented. Peress also revisits Dvorak's three year residency in 1892-95, the controversy that greeted his radical notion that composers turn to Negro music for inspiration, and the careers of his students who went on to teach Copland, Gershwin, and Ellington.show more

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  • Hardback | 267 pages
  • 157.48 x 236.22 x 20.32mm | 498.95g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 5 halftones and 8 line drawings
  • 0195098226
  • 9780195098228

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...an active response to academic concerns from a thinking person on the front lines - it makes for an intriguing read. * Gramophone *show more

About Maurice Peress

Maurice Peress is a Professor of Music, Aaron Copland School of Music, City University of New York, and the Graduate School of the City of New York.show more

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