Is There Really No Place Like Home?: American Composers Abroad

Is There Really No Place Like Home?: American Composers Abroad

Antheil, George. Bad Boy of Music. Hollywood: Samuel French, 1945. [Additional Antheil quotes from the draft manuscript to the autobiography, courtesy of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.]

Born, Georgina. Rationalizing Culture: IRCAM, Boulez, and the Institutionalization of the Musical Avant-Garde. Berkeley: University of California Press. 1995.

Burge, David. Twentieth Century Piano Music. New York: Schirmer, 1990. [Vienna quote p. 24.]

Copland, Aaron, and Perlis, Vivian. Copland: 1900 through 1942. New York: St. Martin’s, 1984. ["every town in America…" –Virgil Thomson, as quoted on p.62; Aaron Copland quotes on Boulanger, Paris, and Fontainebleau: pp 56, 70; citing Musical America: p.35.]

Ewen, David, Ed. American Composers: A Biographical Dictionary. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1981.

Ford, Hugh. Four Lives in Paris. San Francisco: North Point Press, 1987.

Jablonski, Edward. Gershwin: A Biography. New York: Da Capo Press, 1988. [Car horn story: p. 158, Elsa Maxwell quote: p. 164]

Kohl, Benjamin G., Ed. The Centennial Directory of the American Academy in Rome. New York/Rome: American Academy in Rome, 1995.

Lebrecht, Norman. The Book of Musical Anecdotes. New York: Free Press, 1985.

[Ernst Krenek story p. 320, initially from Heinsheimer, Hans. Menagerie in F-Sharp, NJ 1947.]

Monsaingeon, Bruno. Mademoiselle, Paris, 1985.

Pollack, Howard. Aaron Copland. New York: Henry Holt and Co., 1999.

Putnam, Samuel. Paris was our mistress: Memoirs of a Lost and Found Generation. Southern Illinois University Press, 1970 (1947).

Rorem, Ned: The Paris and New York Diaries of Ned Rorem, 1951-1961. San Francisco: North Point Press, 1983. ["Quel sinistre individu…" Pierre Boulez quote as recalled by Virgil Thomson, as recalled by Rorem.]

Rosenfeld, Paul. A Musical Chronicle, 1917-1923. New York: Harcourt Brace, and Co., 1923. [Article on Charpentier‘s Louise, from Feb 1921: p. 117.]

Sadie, Stanley, and Tyrell, John. The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. London: MacMillan, 1981. [Roy Harris quotes are from Donald Cobb’s article.]

Thomson, Virgil. Virgil Thomson. New York: Knopf, 1966. [pp. 51, 54. Also, quotes on Bowles (p.206), Lederman (p.207), Glanville-Hicks, Harrison and Cage (p. 354)]

Whitesitt, Linda. The Life and Music of George Antheil. Ann Arbor, Michigan: UMI Research Press, 1981. Dissertation for the University of Maryland.

Wiser, William. The Twilight Years: Paris in the 1930’s. Ballantine Books, 2000.

Zwerin, Mike. International Herald Tribune Interview: "Joshua Redman: Music Comes First, and Last," March 22, 2001, p. 28.

In addition, the author conducted personal Conversations and Interviews with: James Baiye, William Bolcom, Joshua Cody, David Dramm, Michael Hersch, Pierre Jalbert, Jonathan Katz, Vanessa Lann, Ned McGowan, Ketty Nez, Frederic Rzewski, Oliver Schneller, and Richard Trythall. Sunny Murray was interviewed by Dan Warburton.

From Is There Really No Place Like Home? A HyperHistory of American Composers Abroad
By Guy Livingston
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