By Philip Lambert

ISBN-10: 025203760X

ISBN-13: 9780252037603

ISBN-10: 0252079132

ISBN-13: 9780252079139


The tune of Alec Wilder (1907-1980) blends a number of American musical traditions, comparable to jazz and the yank well known tune, with classical ecu varieties and strategies. trendy and obtainable, Wilder's musical oeuvre ranged from sonatas, suites, concertos, operas, ballets, and artwork songs to woodwind quintets, brass quintets, jazz suites, and hundreds and hundreds of renowned songs. during this biography and important research of Wilder's song, Philip Lambert chronicles Wilder's early paintings as a part-time scholar on the Eastman college of tune, his ascent during the ranks of the industrial recording in ny urban within the Thirties and Nineteen Forties, his flip towards live performance song from the Nineteen Fifties onward, and his devotion overdue in his lifestyles to the examine of yankee renowned songs of the 1st half the 20th century. The booklet discusses a few of his best-known song, comparable to the innovative octets and songs resembling "I'll Be Around," "While we are Young," and "Blackberry Winter," and explains the original mix of cultivated and vernacular traditions in his singular musical language.

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