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By Philip Lambert

ISBN-10: 025203760X

ISBN-13: 9780252037603

ISBN-10: 0252079132

ISBN-13: 9780252079139


The song of Alec Wilder (1907-1980) blends numerous American musical traditions, equivalent to jazz and the yank well known track, with classical ecu kinds and methods. trendy and obtainable, Wilder's musical oeuvre ranged from sonatas, suites, concertos, operas, ballets, and paintings songs to woodwind quintets, brass quintets, jazz suites, and hundreds of thousands of renowned songs. during this biography and important research of Wilder's track, Philip Lambert chronicles Wilder's early paintings as a part-time pupil on the Eastman institution of track, his ascent in the course of the ranks of the economic recording in big apple urban within the Thirties and Nineteen Forties, his flip towards live performance song from the Nineteen Fifties onward, and his devotion past due in his lifestyles to the research of yank renowned songs of the 1st 1/2 the 20th century. The e-book discusses a few of his best-known track, similar to the innovative octets and songs akin to "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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