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The Resource Alec Wilder, by Philip Lambert

Alec Wilder, by Philip Lambert

Label
Alec Wilder
Title
Alec Wilder
Statement of responsibility
by Philip Lambert
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The music of Alec Wilder (1907-1980) blends several American musical traditions, such as jazz and the American popular song, with classical European forms and techniques. Stylish and accessible, Wilder's musical oeuvre ranged from sonatas, suites, concertos, operas, ballets, and art songs to woodwind quintets, brass quintets, jazz suites, and hundreds of popular songs. Wilder enjoyed a close musical kinship with a wide variety of musicians, including classical conductors such as Erich Leinsdorf, Frederick Fennell, and Gunther Schuller; jazz musicians Marian McPartland, Stan Getz, and Zoot Sims; and popular singers including Frank Sinatra, Mabel Mercer, Peggy Lee, and Tony Bennett. In this biography and critical investigation of Wilder's music, Philip Lambert chronicles Wilder's early work as a part-time student at the Eastman School of Music, his ascent through the ranks of the commercial recording industry in New York City in the 1930s and 1940s, his turn toward concert music from the 1950s onward, and his devotion late in his life to the study of American popular songs of the first half of the twentieth century. The book discusses some of his best-known music, such as the revolutionary octets and songs such as "I'll Be Around," "While We're Young," and "Blackberry Winter," and explains the unique blend of cultivated and vernacular traditions in his singular musical language [Publisher description]
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lambert, Philip
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • music
Index
index present
LC call number
ML410.W6975
LC item number
L36 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
American composers
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wilder, Alec
  • Wilder, Alec
  • Composers
  • Composers
  • United States
Label
Alec Wilder, by Philip Lambert
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 143) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Awakenings: musical experiences through the early 1930s -- Breakthroughs: first professional successes in the 1930s and 1940s -- Evolutions: compositional maturity in the 1950s -- Loyalties: the prolific 1960s -- Celebrations: reflection and reaffirmation in the 1970s -- The music of Alec Wilder: an assessment
Control code
809845153
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xix, 153 pages
Isbn
9780252079139
Lccn
2012036291
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40022115353
Other physical details
illustrations, music
System control number
(OCoLC)809845153
Label
Alec Wilder, by Philip Lambert
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 143) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Awakenings: musical experiences through the early 1930s -- Breakthroughs: first professional successes in the 1930s and 1940s -- Evolutions: compositional maturity in the 1950s -- Loyalties: the prolific 1960s -- Celebrations: reflection and reaffirmation in the 1970s -- The music of Alec Wilder: an assessment
Control code
809845153
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xix, 153 pages
Isbn
9780252079139
Lccn
2012036291
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40022115353
Other physical details
illustrations, music
System control number
(OCoLC)809845153

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