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Marc BlitzsteinHis Life, His Work, His World$
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Howard Pollack

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199791590

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791590.001.0001

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From the Serenade (1932) to The Chesapeake Bay Retriever (1936)

From the Serenade (1932) to The Chesapeake Bay Retriever (1936)

(p.131) 8 From the Serenade (1932) to The Chesapeake Bay Retriever (1936)
Marc Blitzstein

Howard Pollack

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses Blitzstein’s work from these pivotal years, including his string quartet, Serenade, premiered at Yaddo; his choral-opera inspired by Sacco and Vanzetti, The Condemned; some chamber works that incorporate the sorts of serial techniques associated with Schoenberg; the Orchestra Variations; a work of agitprop for children, The Children’s Cantata; and a film short, The Chesapeake Bay Retriever.

Keywords:   Serenade, Sacco and Vanzetti, The Condemned, serialism, agitprop

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