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Music of Ruth Crawford Seeger

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ISBN-10: 0521548187

ISBN-13: 9780521548182

Edition: 2003

Authors: Joseph N. Straus, Arnold Whittall

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This book is the first full-length analytical study of the music of Ruth Crawford Seeger. Crawford was a pivotal figure in the American avant-garde, the so-called 'ultra-modern' movement of the 1920s and 1930s. In addition to her historical significance, as part of the first generation of American composers to step out from the shadow of European models, her music deserves attention for its original and compelling structures and its expressive power. Crawford created new ways of writing melodies, of combining them in heterogeneous juxtaposition, of projecting musical ideas over the largest spans of time, and of structuring rhythm and dynamics alongside pitch. In her innovative musical…    
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Book details

List price: $68.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/18/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 276
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100

Joseph N. Straus is Distinguished Professor in the Music Department, Graduate Center, City University of New York.

Introduction
Elements of a style
Six analyses
Crawford+s music in its context
Biography
Index