Charles Seeger: A Life in American Music

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University of Pittsburgh Pre, Dec 15, 1992 - Biography & Autobiography - 358 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

1 New England New York and Mexico 18861908
3
2 Europe Constance and the University of California 19081918
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3 A Decade of Reckoning 19181930
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4 Ruth and the New York Scene 19301935
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5 The New Deal and Music 19351941
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6 The Pan American Years 19411953
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7 California Dreaming 19531970
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8 New England Revisited 19701979
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Notes
291
Bibliography
317
Index
339
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Ann M. Pescatello is a historian and the author or editor of numerous books, including Female and Male in Latin America: Essays; Power and Pawn: The Female in Iberian Families, Societies, and Cultures, and Studies in Musicology II: 1929-1979.

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