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Dvorak to Duke Ellington

A Conductor Explores America"s Music and Its African American Roots

by Maurice Peress

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Published by Oxford University Press, USA .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages264
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7387696M
ISBN 100195098226
ISBN 109780195098228

  Of those three, Duke Ellington was a true jazz composer. Aaron Copland and George Gershwin arguably were not, but certainly showed the influence of jazz in their music. Whether or not the music of these quintessentially American composers was really of Dvorák’s lineage, the common ancestry of this music and Dvorák’s New World symphony is.   Duke Ellington, American pianist who was the greatest jazz composer and bandleader of his time. One of the originators of big-band jazz, Ellington led his band for more than half a century, composed thousands of scores, and created one of the most distinctive ensemble sounds in .

Duke Ellington. Piano Book. Seventy lost gems from the pen of Duke Ellington arranged as advanced piano solos that capture the music exactly as it was written. Now these titles are available for the first time in the U.S.A. Some of the songs are: New Orleans Lowdown * Sweet Mamma * Memphis Wail * Dicty Glide * Immigration Blues * Black Beauty *Category: Piano-Personality Book. "In Dvorak to Duke Ellington, Maurice Peress begins by recounting the music's formative years: Dvorak's three-year residency as director of the National Conservatory of Music in New York (), and his students, in particular Will Marion Cook and Rubin Goldmark, who would in turn become the teachers of Ellington, Gershwin, and Copland.

Classic Kathleen Battle A Portrait by Bach, Johann Sebastian & Antonin Dvorak & Edward "Duke" Ellington & Gabriel Faure & George Frideric Handel & Gustav Mahler & Kathleen Battle & Christian McBride & James Carter & Ira Coleman and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Dvorak to Duke Ellington offers an elegant portrait of composer Antonin Dvorak's legacy, America's music, and the inestimable African American influence upon it. Peress begins his history by recounting Dvorak's three-year residency as director of the National Conservatory of Music in New York, and his work with Will Marion Cook and Rubin.


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Peress's 'Dvorak to Duke Ellington' Dvorak to Duke Ellington book necessary reading for any serious Duke Ellington fan or any student of the lineage of jazz. Despite long passages spoken in highly technical musical terminology (which will be manna for composers out there), Peress brings so many interesting anecdotes to light, so many fresh insights into Ellington's working methods to composing, laypersons too will gain Cited by: 7.

In Dvorak to Duke Ellington, Peress begins by In Dvorak to Duke Ellington, Peress begins by recounting the music's formative years: Dvor k's three year residency as Director of the National Conservatory of Music in New York (), and his students, in particular Will Marion Cook and Rubin Goldmark, who would in turn become the teachers /5.

Peress's 'Dvorak to Duke Ellington' is necessary reading for any serious Duke Ellington fan or any student of the lineage of jazz. Despite long passages spoken in highly technical musical terminology (which will be manna for composers out there), Peress brings so many interesting anecdotes to light, so many fresh insights into Ellington's working methods to composing, laypersons too will gain 5/5(4).

Dvorak to Duke Ellington A Conductor Explores America's Music and Its African American Roots Maurice Peress. The book gives a personal account of Peress's dealings with three major musical figures in which there is great interest today--George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, and Leonard Bernstein.

You feel you’re on the bandstand reading Maurice Peress’ new book, “Dvorak to Duke Ellington.” It begins with the clarion pronouncement from Johannes Brahms’ friend and musical heir Anton Dvorak in New York in “In the Negro melodies of America I discover all that is needed for a great and noble school of music ”.

Drawing upon a remarkable mix of intensive research and the personal experience of a career devoted to the music about which Dvorák so presciently spoke, Maurice Peress's lively and convincing narrative treats readers to a rare and delightful glimpse behind the scenes of the burgeoning American school of music and Dvorák to Duke Ellington, Peress begins by recounting the music's.

Drawing upon a remarkable mix of intensive research and the personal experience of a career devoted to the music about which Dvorák so presciently spoke, Maurice Peress's lively and convincing narrative treats readers to a rare and delightful glimpse behind the scenes of the burgeoning American school of music and beyond.

In Dvorák to Duke Ellington, Peress begins by recounting the 5/5(1). Mr. Peress (pronounced PER-ess) also examined the historical underpinnings of American music, most notably in his book “Dvorak to Duke.

In Dvorak to Duke Ellington, Peress begins by recounting the music's formative years: Dvorak's three year residency as Director of the National Conservatory of Music in New York (), and his students, in particular Will Marion Cook and Rubin Goldmark, who would in turn become the teachers of Ellington, Gershwin, and Copland.

Review: From Dvorak to Duke Ellington by Maurice Peress (American Book Review January/FebruaryVol Number 2) The Soul of American Music The hybridization of racial and ethnic cultures in American art, particularly in literature, film, dance, and painting, did not really begin until after Before then there was little.

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Dvorak to Duke Ellington: A Conductor Explores America's Music and Its African American Roots FebruOxford University Press, USA in English. In the afterword to Dvořák to Duke Ellington: A Conductor Explores America's Music and Its African American Roots, Maurice Peress sums up his point of view: "All the stories in my book are about the transfer of the center of creative power from Europe to America, Dvořák being the prophet and Ellington its fulfillment" (p.

).This formulation may strike some readers as both overreaching. A stunning introduction to Duke Ellington's life and work, the book includes a bibliography, videography, and list of museum exhibitions dedicated to Ellington.

Expand Product Details The story of one of America's greatest composers, Duke Ellington, is lavishly told here in jazz-inspired prose. The young Duke, born Edward Kennedy. Dvo ř ák to Duke Ellington-Book Presentation.

WHEN: Tuesday, November 30 at 6 pm WHERE: The Czech Center New York. Madison Avenue (at 83rd St.) RSVP at ()ext. The American conductor Maurice Peress will present his publication Dvofiák to Duke Ellington: Exploring America’s Music and Its African-American Roots, which takes a new look at Antonín.

Duke Ellington is universally recognized as one of the towering figures of 20th-century music, both a brilliant composer and one of the preeminent musicians in jazz history.

From early pieces such as East St. Louis Toodle-O, Black and Tan Fantasy, It Don't Mean a Thing, and Mood Indigo, to his more complex works such as Reminiscing in Tempo and Black, Brown and Beige, to his later suites and.

Duke Ellington and other jazz bandleaders were hampered by yet another James J. Petrillo-ordered musician's union strike inwhich robbed them of commercial recording opportunities. But nothing prevented Ellington from having reference recordings made for his own use, such as this Cornell University concert, which contains all but three songs played that night.9/The book begins with Dvorák's three year residency as Director of the National Conservatory of Music in New York (), and his students, in particular Will Marion Cook and Rubin Goldmark, who would in turn become the teachers of Ellington, Gershwin, and Copland.

The book follows Dvorák to the famed Chicago World's Fair ofwhere the. In preparing a remembrance of Maurice Peress for the Final Chorus column published this February I was intrigued by a description of his book, Dvořák to Duke Ellington, which traces a direct teacher-to-student line from Antonín Dvořák, during his visit to America, to Gershwin, Copland, and Ellington.I sought it out and found it so enjoyable that I also quickly read his more recent.