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William Grant StillA Study in Contradictions$
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Catherine Parsons Smith

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780520215429

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520215429.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.1) Introduction
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William Grant Still
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Catherine Parsons Smith

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520215429.003.0001

This introductory chapter discusses William Grant Still, an African American composer best known for his work, the Afro-American Symphony. It takes a look at the Harlem Renaissance and Still's aesthetic development within the context of the largely contested personal, professional, and cultural landscape where he worked. The chapter also summarizes several of the following chapters.

Keywords:   William Grant Still, Afro-American Symphony, African American composer, Harlem Renaissance, aesthetic development

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