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Whole World of Music : A Henry Cowell Symposium - David Nicholls

Whole World of Music

A Henry Cowell Symposium

By: David Nicholls (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st July 1998
ISBN: 9789057550034
Number Of Pages: 260

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The author of "New Musical Resources", Henry Cowell's works include innovative single movement vocal or instrumental pieces, 20 symphonies, five string quartets, and 8 suites of various kinds. He was also innovative in his use of instruments from different cultures (jalatarang, dragonmouths, Japanese wind glasses, the shakuhachi flute) and in this book, Nicholls brings together a symposium of articles and reminiscences dealing exclusively with Cowell.

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"I have never deliberately concerned myself with developing a distinctive "personal" style, but only with the excitement and pleasure of writing music as beautifully, as warmly, and as interestingly as I can." -Henry Cowell

Introduction to the Series
Preface
Henry Cowell: Living in the Whole World of Musicp. 1
"When Henry Cowell and I married..."p. 12
Music
"Worlds of Ideas": The Music of Henry Cowellp. 15
"When Henry died in 1965..."p. 92
The Hymns and Fuguing Tunesp. 95
"Henry once came back from a Midwestern concert tour..."p. 144
Two Personal Views
"Tens on Remembering Henry Cowell"p. 147
Henry Cowell, Composer of Musicp. 149
Learning from Henryp. 161
"When an early symphony by Lou Harrison..."p. 168
Words
Subversive Prophet: Henry Cowell as Theorist and Criticp. 171
"I could never understand why my husband so often thought..."p. 222
Selected Bibliographyp. 223
Notes on Contributorsp. 233
Index of Names and Titlesp. 235
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9789057550034
ISBN-10: 9057550032
Series: Contemporary Music Studies
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 260
Published: 1st July 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1

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