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Dvorak to Duke Ellington A Conductor Explores America's Music and Its African American Roots

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ISBN-10: 0195374479

ISBN-13: 9780195374476

Edition: 2008

Authors: Maurice Peress

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Drawing upon a remarkable mix of intensive research and the personal experience of a career devoted to the music about which Dvoak so presciently spoke, Maurice Peress's lively and convincing narrative treats readers to a rare and delightful glimpse behind the scenes of the burgeoning American school of music and beyond. In Dvorak to Duke Ellington, Peress begins by recounting the music's formative years: Dvorak's three year residency as Director of the National Conservatory of Music in New York (1892-1895), and his students, in particular Will Marion Cook and Rubin Goldmark, who would in turn become the teachers of Ellington, Gershwin, and Copland. We follow Dvorak to the famed Chicago…    
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Book details

List price: $41.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/24/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 9.09" wide x 6.10" long x 0.98" tall
Weight: 0.880

Residing in New York City, Maurice Peress is the author of Dvorak to Duke Ellington (Oxford University Press). He teaches at the Aaron Copland School of Music and guest conducts in the United States and abroad. Recently, his 90th Anniversary Celebration of the concert that launched Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue," with Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks, sold out New York's Town Hall.

Antonin Dvorak Comes to America
American and Negro Music
Dvorak's Symphony From the New World
The Chicago World's Columbian Exposition from 1893
The National Conservatory of Music in America
Paul Laurence Dunbar, Clorindy, and ""The Talented Truth""James Reese Europe
George Gershwin and African American Music
Leonard Bernstein
Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue
The Clef Club Concert
Will Marion Cook
George Antheil's Ballet M'ecanique
Bernstein's MassDuke Ellington
Ellington's Queenie Pie
Ellington's Black, Brown, and