George Whitefield Chadwick: His Symphonic Works - Composers of North America 19 (Hardback)Bill F. Faucett (author)
Hardback 238 Pages / Published: 19/03/1996
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In the nineteenth-century, American musical composition was dominated by European-born composers and conductors who emigrated to the United States. Chadwick helped the cause of American composition by making distinctively American works acceptable in the concert hall. A detailed analysis of the composer's six symphonic works imparts a sense of Chadwick's symphonic style. This analysis reveals the change from an emulation of European masters to a completely personal and American style. The critical response to Chadwick's work is exhaustively reviewed to provide insights into many aspects of the composer, his music, and his work as a conductor. Includes two appendixes containing a list of performances of his symphonic works, a complete roster of his compositions, bibliography and discography.
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Number of pages: 238
Weight: 422 g
Dimensions: 223 x 156 x 19 mm
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