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Composing a World: Lou Harrison, Musical Wayfarer with CD (Audio) (Music in American Life)

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Since its original publication, Composing a World by Leta E. Miller and Fredric Lieberman has become the definitive work on the prolific Cal fornia composer Lou Harrison, often cited as one of America's most original and influential figures. Composing a World presents a compelling and deeply human portrait of an exceptionally beloved pioneer in American music. This paperback edition is an updated version of the highly acclaimed Lou Harrison: Composing a World. The product of extensive research, as well as seventy-five interviews with the composer and those associated with him over half a century, this new edition features an updated works catalog reflecting compositions completed after 1997, adds a brief description of the circumstances of Harrison's death, and corrects a few minor errors. It also includes an annotated works-list detailing more than 300 compositions and a CD featuring over 74 minutes of illustrative Harrison compositions, including several unique and previously unrecorded works. Extending beyond simple biography, Composing a World includes chapters on music and dance, intonation and tuning, instrument building, music criticism, political activism, homosexuality, and Harrison's Asian influences, among other topics. This indispensable study of Harrison's life and works--currently out of print--will be welcomed back by performing artists, students, and scholars of American music.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780252071881
Other:
Miller, Leta
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Author:
Miller, Leta
Author:
Lieberman, Fredric
Author:
Miller, Leta E.
Author:
Lieberman, Frederic
Location:
Urbana
Subject:
Classical
Subject:
Composition
Subject:
Harrison, Lou
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - General
Subject:
Instruction & Study - Composition
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Classical
Subject:
Criticism and interpretation
Subject:
Harrison, Lou - Criticism and interpretation
Subject:
Composers & Musicians
Subject:
Biography-Composers and Musicians
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Music in American Life
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20040431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9.00 x 6.00 in

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