Henry Cowell: A Man Made of Music

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9780190227920: Henry Cowell: A Man Made of Music

Joel Sachs offers the first complete biography of one of the most influential figures in twentieth-century American music. Henry Cowell, a major musical innovator of the first half of the century, left a rich body of compositions spanning a wide range of styles. But as Sachs shows, Cowell's legacy extends far beyond his music. He worked tirelessly to create organizations such as the highly influential New Music Quarterly, New Music Recordings, and the Pan-American Association of Composers, through which great talents like Ruth Crawford Seeger and Charles Ives first became known in the US and abroad. As one of the first Western advocates for World Music, he used lectures, articles, and recordings to bring other musical cultures to myriad listeners and students including John Cage and Lou Harrison, who attributed their life work to Cowell's influence. Finally, Sachs describes the tragedy of Cowell's life, being sentenced to fifteen years in San Quentin ? of which he served four ? after pleading guilty to a morals charge that even the prosecutor felt was trivial. Providing a wealth of insight into Cowell's ideas and philosophy, Joel Sachs lays out a much-needed perspective on one of the giants of twentieth-century American music.

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Sachs leaves us thinking of Cowell as not just a great American musician but a great American, period. ( Booklist)

Gorgeously written...Sachs sets a furious narrative tempo from the get-go, each page seemingly revealing a nugget of information that history was hitherto reluctant to divulge...This man made of music deserves this first biography and a revival too; let's hope Sach's book seals the deal. ( Gramophone)

A magisterial biography...Essential. ( Choice)

A more complete picture of these years than we could have hoped for. Henry Cowell is a compelling read, but it also offers a remarkable contribution to studies of American musical culture in the twentieth century...Sachs has offered both a captivating biography for the general reader interested in American music and an excellently documented version of the composer's life in which even a dedicated Cowell scholar is sure to find something new and of interest. ( ARSC Journal)

Offers a rich discourse not only on the life of Henry Cowell (1897-1965), but also a commentary on the many prolific figures close to him...Joel Sachs has not only deftly navigated through an extraordinary amount of source material but also delivered a riveting account of Cowell the musician. This book will provide a rich resource for anyone with an interest in American music, ethnomusicology, music and politics, and music and society in the first half of the twentieth century. Henry Cowell: A Man Made of Music is an extraordinary contribution to the field. ( Notes)

Contenuti:

  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • Prologue: Of the Three Ladies, Henry, and Some Others
  • Part I ? Child to Man
  • Chapter 1: Clarissa and Harry
  • Chapter 2: Henry
  • Chapter 3: Years of Voyage
  • Chapter 4: The Turning Point
  • Chapter 5: The Expanding Circle
  • Chapter 6: Bi-Coastal Life
  • Chapter 6: Genesis of a Theoretical System
  • Chapter 8: Henry Goes to War
  • Chapter 9: Marketing Henry
  • Part II ? International Ultramodernist Virtuoso
  • Chapter 10: The Trio
  • Chapter 11: Conquering Europe, First Attempt (1923)
  • Chapter 12: Attacking the American Market
  • Chapter 13: Europe Again (1926)
  • Chapter 14: Making It in America, Scene 2
  • Chapter 15: Europe, Third Installment (1929)
  • Chapter 16: New Musical Resources
  • Chapter 17: New Projects and Old (1929-1931)
  • Part III ? The Frenetic Years
  • Chapter 18: Looking beyond Europe from Berlin
  • Chapter 19: American Interlude
  • Chapter 20: Berlin Again
  • Chapter 21: The End of Virtuosity
  • Chapter 22: The New Technologies
  • Chapter 23: Collapsing Dreams
  • Chapter 24: American Composition or Americanist Music
  • Chapter 25: Surveying the Larger Musical World
  • Chapter 26: Music and Politics
  • Chapter 27: Henry and His Circle
  • Chapter 28: A Doomed Romance
  • Chapter 29: Compositions of 1929-1936
  • Chapter 30: Thirty-Nine
  • Part IV ? Four Endless Years
  • Chapter 31: Life Stops
  • Chapter 32: The Hearing
  • Chapter 33: Arriving and Adjusting: The First Summer
  • Chapter 34: The Second Day of Reckoning
  • Chapter 35: Living With It
  • Chapter 36: Living With It (continued)
  • Chapter 37: The Melody Book and Other Ideas
  • Chapter 38: Toward the Exit
  • Part V - Life Resumes
  • Chapter 39: The First Six Months
  • Chapter 40: First Turning Point
  • Chapter 41: Problem Solved
  • Chapter 42: End of an Era
  • Chapter 43: The War Effort
  • Chapter 44: Old Friendships Renewed
  • Chapter 45: Figs
  • Chapter 46: A Settled Life
  • Chapter 47: Simplicity
  • Chapter 48: Collaborations and an Ives Biography
  • Chapter 49: Europe Again
  • Part VI ? World Traveler
  • Chapter 50: The Big Trip
  • Chapter 51: Iran, I
  • Chapter 52: India
  • Chapter 53: Iran, II
  • Chapter 54: Change of Plans
  • Chapter 55: A New Radicalism, 1957-1961
  • Chapter 56: Asia Again
  • Chapter 57: Years of Honor, 1961-63
  • Chapter 58: The Cold War Again
  • Chapter 59: Home Again, 1963-1964
  • Chapter 60: Finale
  • Chapter 61: Who Was Henry Cowell?
  • Epilogue
  • Notes
  • Selective Bibliography
  • Index

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Descrizione libro Oxford. 1 Paperback(s), 2012. soft. Condizione libro: New. A pivotal figure in American music, Henry Cowell (1897–1965) was a revolutionary composer, who made a lasting impression on pupils George Gershwin, John Cage, and Lou Harrison. An equally gifted impresario, Cowell also used every means at his disposal to popularize not only modern trends in classical music but also the newly emerging field of world music. As Joel Sachs discusses in this biography, however, Cowell's 1936 conviction on a morals charge landed him a four-year sentence in San Quentin, an experience that would permanently undermine the composer's confidence, curbing his radical artistic and political tendencies forever."Gorgeously written. Sachs sets a furious narrative tempo from the get-go, each page seemingly revealing a nugget of information that history was hitherto reluctant to divulge. This man made of music deserves this first biography and a revival too; let's hope Sachs's book seals the deal."—Gramophone 600. Codice libro della libreria 63964

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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press Inc, United States, 2015. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Reprint. 229 x 152 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Joel Sachs offers the first complete biography of one of the most influential figures in twentieth-century American music. Henry Cowell, a major musical innovator of the first half of the century, left a rich body of compositions spanning a wide range of styles. But as Sachs shows, Cowell s legacy extends far beyond his music. He worked tirelessly to create organizations such as the highly influential New Music Quarterly, New Music Recordings, and the Pan-American Association of Composers, through which great talents like Ruth Crawford Seeger and Charles Ives first became known in the US and abroad. As one of the first Western advocates for World Music, he used lectures, articles, and recordings to bring other musical cultures to myriad listeners and students including John Cage and Lou Harrison, who attributed their life work to Cowell s influence. Finally, Sachs describes the tragedy of Cowell s life, being sentenced to fifteen years in San Quentin - of which he served four - after pleading guilty to a morals charge that even the prosecutor felt was trivial. Providing a wealth of insight into Cowell s ideas and philosophy, Joel Sachs lays out a much-needed perspective on one of the giants of twentieth-century American music. Codice libro della libreria AOP9780190227920

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