Musical Landscapes in Color: Conversations with Black American Composers (Hardback)
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Musical Landscapes in Color: Conversations with Black American Composers (Hardback)

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Hardback 400 Pages / Published: 29/01/2003
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A sequel to the award-winning The Black Composer Speaks (Scarecrow Press, 1978), this exploration of the creative world of African American composers traces the lives and careers of 40 talented individuals and, in their own words, provides perspectives on a world that has been slow to recognize their remarkable contributions to classical music. Each chapter is devoted to an individual composer, who discusses his or her musical training, compositional techniques and style, and the composer's personal philosophy as reflected in his or her music. A selected list of compositions for each composer is included, as well as a photo and sample of the composer's "hand."

Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810837065
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 1012 g
Dimensions: 259 x 182 x 32 mm


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A valuable guide to the repertoire... * Times Union *
Forty-one composers including the author offer personal perspectives on their art, mostly through first-person narratives and occasionally in Q-and-A format. Included here are such important orchestral figures as Hale Smith, Adolphus Hallstork, George Walker, Olly Wilson, David Baker, T.J. Anderson, H. Leslie Adams, Leslie Dunner, Bobby McFerrin, Patrice Rushen, Michael Abels, Anthony Davis, Jonathan Holland, Anthony Kelley, Jeffrey Mumford, Gary Powell Nash, and James Kimo Williams. Banfield provides a biographical synopsis for each composer, and his opening chapter is an historical overview of the African-American composer's experience. * SymphonyNOW *
The heritage of jazz, blues, R&B, rap, and popular music is evident, as expected, but the entries inevitably go past the confines of music. Essential..... * CHOICE *
The heritage of jazz, blues, R&B, rap, and popular music is evident, as expected, but the entries inevitably go past the confines of music. Essential. * CHOICE *

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