TITLE

American Compositional Theory in the 1930s: Scale and Exoticism in 'The Nature of Melody' by Henry Cowell

AUTHOR(S)
Rao, Nancy Yunhwa
PUB. DATE
December 2001
SOURCE
Musical Quarterly;Winter2001, Vol. 85 Issue 4, p595
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on the section on scales in the treatise 'The Nature of Melody' by composer Henry Cowell. Significance of the treatise in the context of Cowell's contemporaries, his own composition and the cultural millieu of his time; Close link between Cowell's work and the theoretical inquiries of the New York Musicological Society; Cowell's challenge to the conventional scale's octave limit.
ACCESSION #
9126365

 

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