Dvořák to Duke Ellington: A Conductor Explores America's Music and Its African American Roots

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Dvořák to Duke Ellington
A Conductor Explores America's Music
and Its African American Roots

MAURICE PERESS

OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS 2004

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  • Title Page *
  • Acknowledgments *
  • Contents *
  • Introduction 3
  • 1 - Antonin DvořáK Comes to America 5
  • 2 - America and Negro Music 9
  • 3 - DvořáK's Symphony from the New World 19
  • 4 - The Chicago World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 29
  • 5 - The National Conservatory of Music of America 41
  • 6 - Paul Laurence Dunbar, Clorindy, and “The Talented Tenth” 53
  • 7 - James Reese Europe 61
  • 8 - George Gershwin and African American Music 67
  • 9 - Leonard Bernstein 79
  • 10 - Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue 83
  • 11 - The Clef Club Concert 99
  • 12 - Will Marion Cook 115
  • 13 - George Antheil's Ballet Mécanique 119
  • 14 - Bernstein's Mass 137
  • 15 - Duke Ellington 153
  • 16 - Ellington's Queenie Pie 161
  • 17 - Ellington's Black, Brown and Beige 171
  • Afterword 191
  • Notes 201
  • Selected Discography 241
  • Selected Bibliography 243
  • Index 245
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