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Author Leur, Walter van de, author.

Title Something to live for : the music of Billy Strayhorn / Walter van de Leur
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 2002


Description 1 online resource (xxiii, 328 pages) : illustrations
Contents Fantastic rhythm : the Pittsburgh years -- The renaissance of arranging : first works for and with Duke Ellington -- The Strayhorn effect : a new way of writing for jazz orchestra -- Thinking with the ear : Strayhorn's musical fingerprints -- Writing and arranging companion : credited and uncredited collaborations -- "He is he and I am me" : the Ellington-Strayhorn collaboration -- Wounded love : away from the Ellington organization -- Masterpieces by Strayhord : writing for albums -- The whodunit game : the mature style of Billy Strayhorn -- North by southwest : the final years
Summary Walter van de Leur traces the origins of Billy Strayhorn's music, with its roots in European and American idioms, and uncovers hitherto unknown works that cast a new light on his development as a composer and orchestrator
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-314), discography (pages 194-254) , and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Strayhorn, Billy -- Criticism and interpretation
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974 -- Criticism and interpretation
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974.
Strayhorn, Billy.
MUSIC -- Genres & Styles -- Jazz.
Genre/Form Musical criticism
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780198028857