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Henry Cowell: A Man Made of Music

Joel Sachs


This book offers the first complete biography of Henry Cowell, one of the most influential figures in twentieth-century American music. Cowell, a major musical innovator of the first half of the century, left a rich body of compositions spanning a wide range of styles. But as the book shows, Cowell's legacy extends far beyond his music. He worked tirelessly to create organizations such as the highly influential New Music Quarterly, New Music Recordings, and the Pan-American Association of Composers, through which great talents like Ruth Crawford Seeger and Charles Ives first became known in th ... More

Keywords: biography, Henry Cowell, American music, New Music Quarterly, New Music Recordings, Pan-American Association of Composers, World Music, compositions, John Cage, Ruth Crawford Seeger

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780195108958
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195108958.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joel Sachs, author
Pianist, Conductor, The Juilliard School, New York

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Part One Child to Man

Part Two International Ultramodernist Virtuoso

Part Three The Frenetic Years

Part Four Four Endless Years

Part Five Life Resumes

Part VI World Traveler