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Author Pescatello, Ann M.

Title Charles Seeger : a life in American music / Ann M. Pescatello
Published Pittsburgh : University of Pittsburgh Press, [1992]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 346 pages) : illustrations
Contents 1. New England, New York, and Mexico, 1886-1908 -- 2. Europe, Constance, and the University of California, 1908-1918 -- 3. A Decade of Reckoning, 1918-1930 -- 4. Ruth and the New York Scene, 1930-1935 -- 5. The New Deal and Music, 1935-1941 -- 6. The Pan American Years, 1941-1953 -- 7. California Dreaming, 1953-1970 -- 8. New England Revisited, 1970-1979
Summary Annotation Ann M. Pescatello presents the first biography of Charles Seeger, who was a force in American music for most of the twentieth century. Part composer, teacher, performer, musicologist, bureaucrat, and inventor-Seeger's ninety-two year life touched many people and many areas of American music. As both a traditionalist and champion of the new, he established the University of California's music department and the nation's first curriculum in musicology, and taught at the Institute of Musical Arts (later Julliard), and at the New School in New York. He was also a music activist-defending the artistic value of American folk music, and seeking global cooperation for musical enterprise at the Resettlement administraion, the WPA, and the Pan American Union
Analysis Music
United States
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-337) and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Seeger, Charles, 1886-1979.
Musicians -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0822976854 electronic bk
9780822976851 electronic bk
(acid-free paper)
(acid-free paper)