Twentieth-Century American Music for the Dance: A Bibliography

Synopsis

Twentieth-Century American Music for the Dance: A Bibliography provides a guide to one of the most important areas of modern music. The close and mutually beneficial relationship that has existed between dance and music from the early days of this century and the collaboration of Fokine or Nijinsky and Stravinsky to the later years and the partnership of Cunningham and Cage has yielded a formidably large repertoire of music--much of it, like its partner, art, in the vanguard of modern creativity. Dance commissions have brought into existence music that would otherwise not have been created; dance performance has in many cases afforded an audience for music that would otherwise have gone unheard. Dance has shown itself, especially in the United States, to be a nurturing theatre for modern music, while music has in turn proved to be extraordinary stimulus to the dance.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1996

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