Smith, Catherine Parsons
Title William Grant Still: A Study in Contradictions
Book Condition New
Publisher Berkeley, California University of California Press 2000
0520215435 / 9780520215436
Seller ID 8457
368 pages, illustrations, music examples. With essays by Gayle Murchison and Willard Gatewood and contemporary sources from the 1930s. During the 1930s and 1940s William Grant Still worked as an arranger for early radio, on Broadway, and in Hollywood; major symphony orchestras performed his concert works; and an opera, written in collaboration with Langston Hughes, was produced by the New York City Opera. This text examines his place in America's musical heritage.