Download e-book for kindle: Alec Wilder (American Composers) by Philip Lambert

By Philip Lambert

ISBN-10: 025203760X

ISBN-13: 9780252037603

ISBN-10: 0252079132

ISBN-13: 9780252079139


The tune of Alec Wilder (1907-1980) blends numerous American musical traditions, akin to jazz and the yank well known music, with classical ecu types and strategies. fashionable and available, Wilder's musical oeuvre ranged from sonatas, suites, concertos, operas, ballets, and artwork songs to woodwind quintets, brass quintets, jazz suites, and countless numbers of well known songs. during this biography and significant research of Wilder's song, Philip Lambert chronicles Wilder's early paintings as a part-time pupil on the Eastman college of song, his ascent throughout the ranks of the economic recording in manhattan urban within the Nineteen Thirties and Nineteen Forties, his flip towards live performance song from the Nineteen Fifties onward, and his devotion overdue in his existence to the research of yankee renowned songs of the 1st 1/2 the 20 th century. The e-book discusses a few of his best-known song, akin to the progressive octets and songs akin to "I'll Be Around," "While we are Young," and "Blackberry Winter," and explains the original combination of cultivated and vernacular traditions in his singular musical language.

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