By Beth E. Levy

Frontier Figures is a tour-de-force exploration of the way the yank West, either as actual area and notion, lively American tune. analyzing the paintings of such composers as Aaron Copland, Roy Harris, Virgil Thomson, Charles Wakefield Cadman, and Arthur Farwell, Beth E. Levy addresses questions of regionalism, race, and illustration in addition to altering relationships to the flora and fauna to spotlight the intersections among classical track and the varied worlds of Indians, pioneers, and cowboys. Levy attracts from an array of genres to teach how assorted manufacturers of western Americana have been absorbed into American tradition in terms of sheet tune, radio, lecture recitals, the live performance corridor, and movie. Frontier Figures is a finished illumination of what the West intended and nonetheless ability to composers residing and writing lengthy after the shut of the frontier.

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