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Reflections of an American Composer

Arthur Berger


This book describes the music scene in New York and Boston since the 1930s, discussing the heady days when the author was a member of a tight-knit circle of avant-garde young composers, mentored by Aaron Copland, as well as his participation in a group at Harvard University dedicated to Stravinsky. As Virgil Thomson's associate on the New York Herald Tribune and founding editor of the prestigious Perspectives of New Music, the author became one of the preeminent observers and critics of American music. His reflections on the role of music in contemporary life, his journalism career, and how ch ... More

Keywords: Aaron Copland, Harvard University, Stravinsky, Virgil Thomson

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780520232518
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520232518.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Arthur Berger, author