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TABLE OF CONTENTS List of Illustrations viii Acknowledgments x Introduction 1 Austin Clarkson I Engagements 1. The Would-Be Master Student: Stefan Wolpe and Ferruccio Busoni 31 Tamara Levitz 2. The Weimar Republic as Socio-Cultural Context for the Songs of 41 41 Zoltan Roman 3. Music Content and Speech Content in the Political Compositions 59 Thomas Phleps 4. A Modernist Composer in an Immigrant Community: The Quest for 75 Status and National Ideology Jehoash Hirshberg 5. Stefan Wolpe: Man of Temperament 95 Dore Ashton 6. The Eighth Street Club, From A Thousand Birds: A Biographical Memoir 103 Hilda Morley Wolpe 7. Black Mountain College as Context for the Writings of Wolpe 1952-1956 111 Andrew Kohn 8. A Composer Sitting Between the Chairs: Wolpe, Cage, Adorno 133 Dick Leutscher 9. The Sense of Nonsense: Wolpe, Satie, Cage 139 Jack Behrens with Austin Clarkson 10. Concepts of Dada and Postmodernism in Wolpe's "Lecture on Dada" 153 Friedhelm Lach II. Makings 11. Beyond Neoclassicism and Dodecaphony: Wolpe's Third Way 165 Martin Zenck 12. On Performing Battle Piece 187 David Holzman 13. The Proportions of Density 21.5: Wolpean Symmetries in the Music of Edgard Var\'e9se 207 Matthew Greenbaum 14. A Labyrinthine Universe: The One and Only Symphony No. 1 221 Robert Falck 15. Structure and Imagination II: Thinking and Writing Music in 233 Milton Babbitt and Stefan Wolpe Edward Levy 16. A Concrete Element You Work With: Wolpe and the Painters 245 Martin Brody 17. Some Processes in Wolpe's Piece in Three Parts for Piano and 263 Sixteen Instruments Robert D. Morris 18. Distinctive and Original Features of the Pitch Structures in Part One 279 of Wolpe's In Two Parts for Six Players William Benjamin 19. Structures of Fantasy: Part Two of Wolpe's In Two Parts for Six Players 289 Katherine Malyj 20. On Wolpe's Piece in Two Parts for Violin Alone 311 Raoul Pleskow APPENDICES A. Chronolgy 317 B. Catalogue of Compositions 1. Complete Works 323 2. Fragments 337 C. Bibliography 339 D. Discography 351 E. CD Program of recorded excerpts 354 Index 355
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Wolpe, Stefan Criticism and interpretation