John Alden Carpenter

John Alden Carpenter

Author: Howard Pollack

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252070143

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 511

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With this biography, Howard Pollack restores to the public eye a prolific and gifted artist whom Walter Damrosch called "the most American of our composers." Well respected and widely performed during his lifetime, John Alden Carpenter (1876-1951) was one of the first American composers to be influenced by Debussy and Stravinsky and one of the first composers anywhere to incorporate elements of popular song and jazz into concert music. His original yet refined orchestral music was championed by Bruno Walter, Fritz Reiner, Otto Klemperer, Serge Koussevitzky, and other celebrated conductors, and his sensitive songs were performed by such legendary singers as Alma Gluck and Kirsten Flagstad. Pollack skillfully balances Carpenter's personal and musical lives, covering his interactions with musicians of every stripe, his high profile in the Chicago Renaissance cultural scene, and his two marriages (first to the designer and art collector Rue Winterbotham and then, following a protracted affair, to the Chicago socialite Ellen Borden).
John Alden Carpenter
Language: en
Pages: 511
Authors: Howard Pollack
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001 - Publisher: University of Illinois Press

With this biography, Howard Pollack restores to the public eye a prolific and gifted artist whom Walter Damrosch called "the most American of our composers." Well respected and widely performed during his lifetime, John Alden Carpenter (1876-1951) was one of the first American composers to be influenced by Debussy and
John Alden Carpenter and His Music
Language: en
Pages: 8
Authors: G. Schirmer, Inc, John Alden Carpenter
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 1945 - Publisher:

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John Alden Carpenter as Song Composer
Language: en
Pages: 244
Authors: Kay Stamey
Categories: Songs
Type: BOOK - Published: 1991 - Publisher:

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The Compositions of John Alden Carpenter
Language: en
Pages: 15
Authors: Kay Stamey
Categories: Songs
Type: BOOK - Published: 1924 - Publisher:

Books about The Compositions of John Alden Carpenter
John Alden Carpenter
Language: en
Pages: 248
Authors: Joan O'Connor
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 1994 - Publisher: Greenwood

To study this composer is to study the tastes and trends of the American people from 1912 through World War II. Although he was an American with a Harvard education, Carpenter was also an eclectic. He wrote many works in a French impressionistic style, some with Germanic forms, and sometimes