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Harry T. Burleigh : from the spiritual to the Harlem Renaissance / Jean E. Snyder.

By: Snyder, Jean E, 1939- [author.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: Music in American life: Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2016]Copyright date: ©2016Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780252098109; 0252098102.Subject(s): Composers -- United States -- Biography | African American composers -- United States -- BiographyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Harry T. BurleighDDC classification: 780.92 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Chronology of Major Events in the Life of Harry T. Burleigh; PART I. ERIE, PENNSYLVANIA: FOUNDATION FOR A NATIONAL CAREER; PART II. TO NEW YORK CITY AND BEYOND; PART III. ART SONG COMPOSER, MUSIC EDITOR, AND PIONEER ARRANGER OF SPIRITUALS; PART IV. BURLEIGH'S LEGACY; Notes; Index; 1. Hamilton Waters and the Struggle for Freedom and Education; 2. The Family and Community That Shaped Burleigh's Youth; 3. Burleigh's Music Experience and Training in Erie; 4. Burleigh at the National Conservatory of Music
5. Introducing Antonín Dvořák to African American Music6. The Columbian Exposition -- The Chicago World's Fair; 7. The Symphony "From the New World"; 8. Foremost Musician and Engaged Citizen; 9. Burleigh's Singing Career; 10. Music Mentor and Colleague; 11. Family Matters: Fame and Its Discontents; 12. Wife and Family of the "Eminent Baritone"; 13. St. George's Becomes Mr. Burleigh's Church; 14. A Singer-Composer Learns His Craft; 15. "Composer by Divine Right"; 16. Bringing Spirituals to the Concert Stage; 17. Burleigh Spirituals and the Harlem Renaissance; 18. The Impact of a Life
Summary: Reclaiming the unique life and soaring art of an essential American composer.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Chronology of Major Events in the Life of Harry T. Burleigh; PART I. ERIE, PENNSYLVANIA: FOUNDATION FOR A NATIONAL CAREER; PART II. TO NEW YORK CITY AND BEYOND; PART III. ART SONG COMPOSER, MUSIC EDITOR, AND PIONEER ARRANGER OF SPIRITUALS; PART IV. BURLEIGH'S LEGACY; Notes; Index; 1. Hamilton Waters and the Struggle for Freedom and Education; 2. The Family and Community That Shaped Burleigh's Youth; 3. Burleigh's Music Experience and Training in Erie; 4. Burleigh at the National Conservatory of Music

5. Introducing Antonín Dvořák to African American Music6. The Columbian Exposition -- The Chicago World's Fair; 7. The Symphony "From the New World"; 8. Foremost Musician and Engaged Citizen; 9. Burleigh's Singing Career; 10. Music Mentor and Colleague; 11. Family Matters: Fame and Its Discontents; 12. Wife and Family of the "Eminent Baritone"; 13. St. George's Becomes Mr. Burleigh's Church; 14. A Singer-Composer Learns His Craft; 15. "Composer by Divine Right"; 16. Bringing Spirituals to the Concert Stage; 17. Burleigh Spirituals and the Harlem Renaissance; 18. The Impact of a Life

Reclaiming the unique life and soaring art of an essential American composer.

English.

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CHOICE Review

Ethnomusicologist Jean Snyder offers a sensitive biography of celebrity African American composer, arranger, singer, and music educator Harry Burleigh (1866-1949). Burleigh earned international acclaim through art songs, establishing African American spirituals as a primary source for classical musical creativity. Snyder provides valuable historical context about African American life after Reconstruction and about the politics of respectability that buoyed up classical music (in opposition to the popular minstrel stage). In a chapter on Burleigh's singing career, the author identifies him "as inheritor of a tradition of African American art musicians, a legacy to which he contributed significantly." Burleigh met Antonín Dvorák at New York's National Conservatory of Music, and he became a close associate of Dvorák and influenced the composition of his From the New World (1893). Although Burleigh "believed that demonstrating excellence in the musical, literary, and visual arts was more effective than direct political action," he did collaborate with both W. E. B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington, and he participated in New York City restaurant sit-ins as early as 1895. In addition to a detailed account of Burleigh's relationships with his contemporaries, his complex marital life, and his successful performing career, Snyder provides valuable musicological analysis of Burleigh's compositions and arrangements. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through faculty and professionals; general readers. --Thomas F. DeFrantz, Duke University

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Ethnomusicologist Jean E. Snyder has taught in Kenya and Zambia, and at several colleges and universities in western Pennsylvania.

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