Title Skyscraper Lullaby: the Life and Music of John Alden Carpenter
Binding Hardcover; Green Cloth/Black Titles
Book Condition New in Fine dust jacket
Publisher Smithsonian 1995
1560984007 / 9781560984009
Seller ID 8206
511pp, plates, music examples. John Alden Carpenter (1876-1951) was one of the wealthiest businessmen in Chicago, and also one of the most inventive and original American composers of his generation whose work was championed by Koussevitsky, Diaghilev and Bruno Walter. The first full length study of this major figure chronicles Carpenter's hectic artistic and business career, and examines the influences of popular music and jazz that played a vital role in the development of his distinctively Modernist musical style.