From <i>is 5</i> (1929) to the Piano Concerto (1931)

Howard Pollack

in Marc Blitzstein

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780199791590
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199949625 | DOI:
                   From is 5 (1929) to the Piano Concerto (1931)

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This chapter discusses Blitzstein’s work from 1929-1931, including his first E. E. Cummings song cycle, is 5; the symbolist opera Parabola and Circula, the ballet Cain; the score to Ralph Steiner’s abstract film, Surf and Seaweed; the opera The Harpies (after the Argonautica); and the Piano Concerto.

Keywords: E. E. Cummings; Parabola and Circula; Cain; Ralph Steiner; The Harpies; Argonautica; Piano Concerto

Chapter.  10524 words. 

Subjects: American Music ; Popular Music

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