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Breakthroughs: First Professional Successes in the 1930s and 1940s

Philip Lambert

in Alec Wilder

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037603
eISBN:
9780252094842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037603.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter discusses Wilder's first professional successes in the 1930s and 1940s. Wilder's first big impact on the music of his time, a series of short pieces with unusual instrumentation that he ... More


Alec Wilder: “That Certain Feeling” (1972)

Robert Wyatt and John Andrew Johnson

in The George Gershwin Reader

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195327113
eISBN:
9780199851249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327113.003.0019
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter presents an excerpt from Alec Wilder's 1972 book titled American Popular Song: The Great Innovators. This book is about the successful opening the musical Tip-Toes in December 1925, ... More


Alec Wilder: “A Foggy Day” (1972)

Robert Wyatt and John Andrew Johnson

in The George Gershwin Reader

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195327113
eISBN:
9780199851249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327113.003.0063
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter presents an excerpt from Alec Wilder's 1972 book American Popular Song: The Great Innovators focusing on his review of the movie musical A Damsel in Distress. Wilder suggests that the ... More


Awakenings: Musical Experiences through the Early 1930s

Philip Lambert

in Alec Wilder

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037603
eISBN:
9780252094842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037603.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This introductory chapter explores Alec Wilder's musical experiences through the early 1930s. Wilder's decision to pursue a career in music came in 1925 or early 1926, following a passion that had ... More


The Music of Alec Wilder: An Assessment

Philip Lambert

in Alec Wilder

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037603
eISBN:
9780252094842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037603.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

This concluding chapter evaluates Alec Wilder's music. Listeners are often struck by the tunefulness of Wilder's creations, whether a popular song or a concerto or sonata. Indeed, many of his ... More


Alec Wilder

Philip Lambert

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037603
eISBN:
9780252094842
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037603.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

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, ... More


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