William Grant Still

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:
William Grant Still

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This chapter studies the earliest known commentary on Still's work. This commentary, which was written by Forsythe, is also the only extended commentary that explains Still's music from a New Negro, Africanist position. It shows that Forsythe's judgments on Still and his work were based on music that is now considered as Still's “early” work.

Keywords: commentary; New Negro position; Africanist position; early work

Chapter.  11441 words. 

Subjects: American Music

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