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From the <i>Serenade</i> (1932) to <i>The Chesapeake Bay Retriever</i> (1936)

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/9780199791590.003.0008
                   From the Serenade (1932) to The Chesapeake Bay Retriever (1936)

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This chapter discusses Blitzstein’s work from these pivotal years, including his string quartet, Serenade, premiered at Yaddo; his choral-opera inspired by Sacco and Vanzetti, The Condemned; some chamber works that incorporate the sorts of serial techniques associated with Schoenberg; the Orchestra Variations; a work of agitprop for children, The Children’s Cantata; and a film short, The Chesapeake Bay Retriever.

Keywords: Serenade; Sacco and Vanzetti; The Condemned; serialism; agitprop

Chapter.  9554 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: American Music ; Popular Music

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