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Duke Ellington

Maurice Peress

in Dvorák to Duke Ellington

Published in print April 2004 | ISBN: 9780195098228
Published online May 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780199869817 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195098228.003.0016
Duke Ellington

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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

Chapter.  2906 words. 

Subjects: Musicology and Music History

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