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Dvorak to Duke Ellington


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Introduction ; Antonin Dvorak Comes to America ; American and Negro Music ; Dvorak's Symphony From the New World ; The Chicago World's Columbian Exposition from 1893 ; The National Conservatory of Music in America ; Paul Laurence Dunbar, Clorindy, and "The Talented Truth" ; James Reese Europe ; George Gershwin and African American Music ; Leonard Bernstein ; Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue ; The Clef Club Concert ; Will Marion Cook ; George Antheil's Ballet Mecanique ; Bernstein's Mass ; Duke Ellington ; Ellington's Queenie Pie ; Ellington's Black, Brown, and Beige ; Afterword ; Notes ; Selected Discography ; Selected Bibliography ; Index

About the Author

Maurice Peress is Professor of Music of Queen's College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. A disciple of Leonard Bernstein, he was conductor of the Corpus Christi and Kansas City symphony orchestras.

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