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Dvorák to Duke EllingtonA Conductor Rediscovers America's Music and Its African-American Roots$
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Maurice Peress

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780195098228

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195098228.001.0001

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Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington

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(p.153) 15 Duke Ellington
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Dvorák to Duke Ellington
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Maurice Peress

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195098228.003.0016

Meeting Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, at Lyndon Johnson's White House, marked the beginning of the author's close working relationship with one of America's most important composers. This chapter describes this meeting and the events that followed.

Keywords:   White House, Festival of the Arts, Billy Strayhorn, Lyndon Johnson

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