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Marc BlitzsteinHis Life, His Work, His World$
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Howard Pollack

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199791590

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791590.001.0001

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From the Serenade (1932) to The Chesapeake Bay Retriever (1936)

From the Serenade (1932) to The Chesapeake Bay Retriever (1936)

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(p.131) 8 From the Serenade (1932) to The Chesapeake Bay Retriever (1936)
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Marc Blitzstein
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Howard Pollack

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791590.003.0008

This chapter discusses Blitzstein’s work from these pivotal years, including his string quartet, Serenade, premiered at Yaddo; his choral-opera inspired by Sacco and Vanzetti, The Condemned; some chamber works that incorporate the sorts of serial techniques associated with Schoenberg; the Orchestra Variations; a work of agitprop for children, The Children’s Cantata; and a film short, The Chesapeake Bay Retriever.

Keywords:   Serenade, Sacco and Vanzetti, The Condemned, serialism, agitprop

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