Music and Musical Composition at the American Academy in Rome
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348 Pages

22.8 x 15.2 cm

18 b/w illus.

Series: Eastman Studies in Music

Series Vol. Number: 121

Imprint: University of Rochester Press

Music and Musical Composition at the American Academy in Rome

Edited by Martin Brody

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Combining cultural analysis with historical and personal accounts of a century of musical life at the American Academy in Rome, this volume provides a history of the AAR's Rome Prize in Composition.

The American Academy in Rome launched its Rome Prize in Musical Composition in 1921, a time in the United States of rapidly changing ideas about national identity, musical values, and the significance of international artistic exchange. Music and Musical Composition at the American Academy in Rome tells the story of this prestigious fellowship. Combining cultural analysis with historical and personal accounts of a century of musical life at the American Academy in Rome, the book offers new perspectives on a wide range of critical topics: patronage and urban culture, institutions and professional networks, musical aesthetics, American cultural diplomacy, and the maturation ofa concert-music repertory in the United States during the twentieth century.

Contributors: Martin Brody, Elliott Carter, John Harbison, Christina Huemer, Carol J. Oja, Andrea Olmstead, Vivian Perlis, Judith Tick, Richard Trythall

Martin Brody is the Catherine Mills Davis Professor of Music at Wellesley College, and served as the Andrew Heiskell Arts Director at the American Academy in Rome from 2007 to 2010.
Introduction
The Rome Prize from Leo Sowerby to David Diamond
A History of the Rome Prize in Music Composition, 1947-2006
The Classicist Origins of the Rome Prize in Music Composition, 1890-1920
"Picked Young Men," Facilitating Women, and Emerging Composers: Establishing an American Prix de Rome
Forging an International Alliance: Leo Sowerby, Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge, and the Impact of a Rome Prize
Class of '54: Friendship and Ideology at the American Academy in Rome
What They Said: American Composers on Rome
The New Music Scene in Rome and the American Presence since World War II: Excerpts from a Roundtable, Moderated by Richard Trythall
For the Academy
Two Visits in 1981
Music Resources at the American Academy in Rome
Appendix: Composers at the American Academy in Rome, 1921-40
Selected Bibliography
List of Contributors
Index

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Title Details

348 Pages

2.28 x 1.52 cm

18 b/w illus.

Series: Eastman Studies in Music

Series Vol. Number: 121

Imprint: University of Rochester Press