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French Music and Jazz in Conversation: From Debussy to Brubeck (Music Since 1900)

Mawer, Deborah

Published by Cambridge University Press
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Title: French Music and Jazz in Conversation: From ...

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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This book explores the historical-cultural interactions between French concert music and American jazz across 1900-65, from both perspectives. Series: Music Since 1900. Num Pages: 319 pages, 3 b/w illus. 6 tables 54 music examples. BIC Classification: 1DDF; AVGC6; AVGJ. Category: (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 253 x 174 x 20. Weight in Grams: 796. . 2015. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781107037533

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Synopsis: French concert music and jazz often enjoyed a special creative exchange across the period 1900-1965. French modernist composers were particularly receptive to early African-American jazz during the interwar years, and American jazz musicians, especially those concerned with modal jazz in the 1950s and early 1960s, exhibited a distinct affinity with French musical impressionism. But despite a general, if contested, interest in the cultural interplay of classical music and jazz, few writers have probed the specific French music-jazz relationship in depth. In this book, Deborah Mawer sets such musical interplay within its historical-cultural and critical-analytical contexts, offering a detailed yet accessible account of both French and American perspectives. Blending intertextuality with more precise borrowing techniques, Mawer presents case studies on the musical interactions of a wide range of composers and performers, including Debussy, Satie, Milhaud, Ravel, Jack Hylton, George Russell, Bill Evans and Dave Brubeck.

Book Description: This book explores the rich historical-cultural interactions between French concert music and American jazz in the first half of the twentieth century (1900-1965), from both perspectives. Deborah Mawer provides a set of detailed music case studies on Debussy, Satie, Milhaud, Ravel, Jack Hylton, George Russell, Bill Evans and Dave Brubeck.

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