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Early Works (1924–1929)

Howard Pollack

in Marc Blitzstein

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780199791590
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199949625 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791590.003.0003
                   Early Works (1924–1929)

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This chapter presents an overview of the music Blitzstein wrote from 1924-1929, years of early maturity. This body of work includes settings of poetry by A. E. Housman and Walt Whitman; a score to the German experimental film Hände; and a musical farce, Triple-Sec, to a libretto by Ronald Jeans that eventually played on Broadway in one of the Garrick Gaieties.

Keywords: A. E. Housman; Walt Whitman; Hände; Triple-Sec; Garrick Gaieties

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Subjects: American Music ; Popular Music

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