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William Grant Still and Irving Schwerké

Catherine Parsons Smith

in William Grant Still

Published by University of California Press

Published in print March 2000 | ISBN: 9780520215429
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520921573 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520215429.003.0011
William Grant Still and Irving Schwerké

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This chapter studies the long-distance friendship that existed between Still and Irving Schwerké. It states that Still dedicated his works to major cultural figures who helped him, and reveals that the Afro-American Symphony is dedicated to Schwerké. This chapter tries to determine who Schwerké really was, and examines a number of letters that were exchanged between him and Still.

Keywords: Irving Schwerké; cultural figures; documents; letters

Chapter.  15518 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: American Music

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