Edward MacDowell, Antimodernism, and "Playing Indian" in the Indian Suite

Gardner, Kara Anne
September 2004
Musical Quarterly;Fall2004, Vol. 87 Issue 3, p370
Academic Journal
The article discusses composer Edward MacDowell's Second Suite for Orchestra, also known as the Indian Suite. The music portrays the Native American life. MacDowell used Indians in the music as his vehicle for antimodernism. Although MacDowell has a limited knowledge on Native Indian culture, he created his own vision of the Indians in the music.


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