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Alec Wilder
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Alec Wilder

Philip Lambert

Abstract

The music of Alec Wilder (1907–1980) blends several American musical traditions, such as jazz and the American popular song, with classical European forms and techniques. Stylish and accessible, Wilder's musical oeuvre ranged from sonatas, suites, concertos, operas, ballets, and art songs to woodwind quintets, brass quintets, jazz suites, and hundreds of popular songs. Wilder enjoyed a close musical kinship with a wide variety of musicians, including classical conductors such as Erich Leinsdorf, Frederick Fennell, and Gunther Schuller; jazz musicians Marian McPartland, Stan Getz, and Zoot Sims ... More

Keywords: Alec Wilder, jazz musicians, American popular song, classical conductors, popular singers, commercial recording industry, concert music

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780252037603
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252037603.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Philip Lambert, author
Baruch College, CUNY

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