Whole World of Music: A Henry Cowell Symposium

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It is impossible to contain Henry Cowell within the boundaries of the consistencies of forms, styles, ensembles, and genres of Western art music. John Cage once described Cowell as the "open sesame for new music in America." Of the thousand or so works catalogued by William Lichtenwanger, the majority are formally innovative single movement vocal or instrumental pieces, although there are 20 symphonies, five string quartets, and 8 suites of various kinds. Cowell was also innovative in his use of instruments from different ...

Whole World of Music: A Henry Cowell Symposium 1998, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9789057550034

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