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Author Smith, Catherine Parsons, 1933-2009.

Title William Grant Still : a study in contradictions / Catherine Parsons Smith ; with contributed essays by Gayle Murchison and Willard B. Gatewood, chronology by Carolyn L. Quin, and contemporary sources from the 1930s, Verna Arvey [and others]
Published Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, ©2000


Description 1 online resource (xvi, 368 pages) : illustrations
Series Music of the African diaspora ; 2
Music of the African diaspora ; 2.
Contents A brief chronology / Carolyn L. Quin -- Contributed essays. The formative years of William Grant Still: Little Rock, Arkansas, 1895-1911 / Willard B. Gatewood ; "Dean of Afro-American composers" or "Harlem Renaissance man": the new Negro and the musical poetics of William Grant Still / Gayle Murchison -- Toward a biography. Finding his voice: William Grant Still in Los Angeles ; An unknown "new Negro" ; The Afro-American symphony and its scherzo ; "They, Verna and Billy" ; "Harlem Renaissance man" revisited: the politics of race and class in Still's late career -- Sources. Personal notes / William Grant Still ; William Grant Still and Irving Schwerké : documents from a long-distance friendship / edited by Wayne D. Shirley ; William Grant Still : a study in contradictions / Harold Bruce Forsythe ; Plan for a biography of Still / Harold Bruce Forsythe ; William Grant Still / Verna Arvey -- Major sources on Still -- Note on recordings
Summary During the 1930s and 1940s William Grant Still (1895-1978) was known as the 'Dean of Afro-American Composers'. This book brings William Grant Still out of the archives and examines his place in America's musical heritage. It also provides a revealing window into our recent cultural past
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-343) and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Still, William Grant, 1895-1978 -- Criticism and interpretation
SUBJECT Still, William Grant, 1895-1978 fast
Still, William Grant. swd
Subject MUSIC -- Individual Composer & Musician.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 99043232
ISBN 9780520921573