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Author Mugmon, Matthew, author

Title Aaron Copland and the American legacy of Gustav Mahler / Matthew Mugmon
Published Rochester : University of Rochester Press, 2019


Description 1 online resource (xi, 225 pages) : illustrations, music
Series Eastman studies in music, 1071-9989 ; volume 160
Eastman studies in music ; v. 160.
Contents Mahler and Copland in New York -- Mahler in Nadia Boulanger's Studio and Beyond -- Copland in Defense of Mahler -- Mahler in Copland's Jewish Romanticism -- Mahler's Idiom in Copland's "American Sound" -- Copland, Koussevitzky, Mahler, and the Canon -- Copland's Role in Bernstein's Mahler Advocacy
Summary "Although Aaron Copland (1900-1990) is often credited with creating an unmistakably American musical style, he was strongly attracted to the music of Gustav Mahler. Drawing extensively on archival and musical materials, this is the first detailed exploration of Copland's multifaceted relationship with Mahler's music and its lasting consequences for music in America. Matthew Mugmon demonstrates that Copland, inspired by Mahler's example, blended modernism and romanticism in shaping a vision for American music in the twentieth century, and that he did so through his multiple roles as composer, teacher, critic, and orchestral tastemaker. Copland's career-long engagement with Mahler's music intersected with Copland's own Jewish identity and with his links to such towering figures in American music as Nadia Boulanger, Serge Koussevitzky, and Leonard Bernstein"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990 -- Criticism and interpretation
Mahler, Gustav, 1860-1911 -- Influence
Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990.
Mahler, Gustav, 1860-1911.
Music -- United States -- 20th century -- History and criticism
HISTORY -- United States -- 20th Century.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
United States.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781787445635