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Henry Cowell"s musical worlds

Henry Cowell"s musical worlds

a program book for the Henry Cowell Centennial Festival

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Published by Institute for Studies in American Music in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Cowell, Henry.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementeditors: Carol J. Oja and Ray Allen.
    ContributionsOja, Carol J., Allen, Ray.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19288416M

    (t/f) Henry Cowell is known for combining Asian instruments with traditional Western ensembles. Henry Cowell was a true American original, and one of the most important figures in American music of the Twentieth Century. Born in Menlo Park California in to a family of philosophical anarchists, he was recognized early on as an uncommonly gifted child. Though he mastered the violin and piano at an early age, and read extensively in many fields, he was entirely home .

    Joel Sachs offers the first complete biography of one of the most influential figures in twentieth-century American music. Henry Cowell, a major musical innovator of the first half of the century, left a rich body of compositions spanning a wide range of styles. But as Sachs shows, Cowell's legacy extends far beyond his music. Shop new, used, rare, and out-of-print books. Powell's is an independent bookstore based in Portland, Oregon. Browse staff picks, author features, and g: musical worlds.

    HENRY COWELL ( - ) American composer Henry Cowell’s life was action-packed. Born in to “philosophical anarchists” who settled in California, after his parents’ divorce he grew up largely in Menlo Park and San Francisco and also spent some of his youth in the mid-west and New York with his mother who home-schooled him. : New Musical Resources () by Cowell, Henry and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great prices.


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From Publishers Weekly. Though Henry Cowell () was a composer and a music critic of startling originality (as well as a producer, a promoter, a publisher and an ethnomusicologist), he has remained largely a "background figure" in American music.

But editor Dick Higgins's Essential Cowell: Selected Writings on Music promises Author: Henry Cowell. Since its original publication inHenry Cowell's New Musical Resources has become recognized as one of the few seminal technical studies to be written by a twentieth-century composer.

InVirgil Thomson hailed it as "a classic." For this new edition, David Nicholls has provided an explanatory essay and annotations to Cowell's by: Henry Cowell's musical worlds: a program book for the Henry Cowell Centennial Festival.

[Carol J Oja; Ray Allen; Brooklyn College. Institute for Studies in American Music.;]. A Henry Cowell Symposium. Whole World of Music. DOI link for Whole World of Music. Whole World of Music book.

A Henry Cowell Symposium. Edited By David Nicholls. Edition 1st Edition. First Published eBook Published 19 December Pub. location London. New Musical Resources. Since its publication inthis text has become recognized as one of the few seminal technical studies to be written by a twentieth-century composer.

InVirgil Thomson hailed it as a classic. This new edition provides an explanatory essay and annotations to Cowell's /5. The Garland Science website is no longer available to access and you have been automatically redirected to INSTRUCTORS. All instructor resources (*see Exceptions) are now available on our Instructor instructor credentials will not grant access to the Hub, but existing and new users may request access student.

Joel Sachs offers the first complete biography of one of the most influential figures in twentieth-century American music. Henry Cowell, a major musical innovator of the first half of the century, left a rich body of compositions spanning a wide range of styles.

But as Sachs shows, Cowell's legacy extends far beyond his music/5. Henry Cowell. Written By: Henry Cowell, in full Henry Dixon Cowell, (born MaMenlo Park, California, U.S.—died DecemShady, New York), American composer who, with Charles Ives, was among the most innovative American composers of the 20th century.

Since its original publication inHenry Cowell's New Musical Resources has become recognized as one of the few seminal technical studies to be written by a twentieth-century composer.

InVirgil Thomson hailed it as "a classic." For this new edition, David Nicholls has provided an explanatory essay and annotations to Cowell's : Henry Cowell. By JOAN PEYSER The late Henry Cowell was best known for his tone clusters, great fist and forearm smashes on the keyboard. He is also fondly remembered virtually climbing into the gut of the piano, with fingers plucking, strumming and scratching the strings in previously unimagined ways.

Since its original publication inHenry Cowell's New Musical Resources has become recognised as one of the few seminal technical studies to be written by a twentieth-century composer. InVirgil Thomson hailed it as 'a classic'. Cowell aimed to 'point out the influence the overtone series has exerted on music.

Joel Sachs offers the first complete biography of one of the most influential figures in twentieth-century American music. Henry Cowell, a major musical innovator of the first half of the century, left a rich body of compositions spanning a wide range of styles.

But as Sachs shows, Cowell's legacy extends far beyond his : Joel Sachs. Cowell, Henry. “General Outline of Course on MusicStanford University Summer SessionAppreciation of Modern Music.” Henry Cowell Papers, boxfolder 5, New York Public Library for the Performing by: 6.

This book offers the first complete biography of Henry Cowell, one of the most influential figures in twentieth-century American music. Cowell, a major musical innovator of the first half of the century, left a rich body of compositions spanning a wide range of styles.

But as the book shows, Cowell's legacy extends far beyond his music. He worked tirelessly to create organizations. Henry Cowell talks about his life and plays examples of his music from his entire career as a composer—a fascinating document.

He mentions the diversity interests from his childhood, giving up violin at age 8, hearing Irish tunes hummed by his father, early American Ozark mountain tunes sung by his mother. Folkways offers several seminal recordings of music by Cage and Cowell.

In it released a recording of Cowell performing a selection of his tone-cluster pieces and several pieces for the “string piano” (playing inside the piano). Originally issued on the Circle label in New Musical Resources by Cowell, Henry available in Hardcover onalso read synopsis and reviews.

For this new edition David Nicholls provides an explanatory essay and annotations to Henry Cowell's. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: pages: 93 black and white illustrations.

Contents: Henry Cowell: living in the whole world of music / David Nicholls --When Henry Cowell and I married --/ Sidney Robertson Cowell --Worlds of ideas: the music of Henry Cowell / Steven Johnson --When Henry died in --/ Sidney Robertson Cowell.

It was an absorbing performance, bracing and then finespun, slipping between musical worlds that at first seemed miles apart but ended up as complementary and.

Shop henry cowell sheet music, music books, music scores & more at Sheet Music Plus, the World's Largest Selection of Sheet Music. Other articles where New Musical Resources is discussed: Henry Cowell: he did in his book New Musical Resources (; published ), an influential technical study of music.

While studying comparative musicology in Berlin with Erich von Hornbostel, Cowell became interested in the music of other cultures; he later studied Asian and Middle Eastern music, elements of .This book offers the first complete biography of Henry Cowell, one of the most influential figures in twentieth-century American music.

Cowell, a major musical innovator of the first half of the century, left a rich body of compositions spanning a wide range of styles. But as the book shows, Cowell's legacy extends far beyond his music. I just finished reading Joel Sachs’ new book, Henry Cowell: A Man Made of Music for the third time.

I had previously read it for my own pleasure, and I was delighted to be asked to review it. I’ve read an enormous amount of material on Henry Cowell (although nowhere near as much as Sachs has!), and I must say, this book is by far the best comprehensive Author: Kelsey Walsh.