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Ruth Crawford Seeger: A Composer's Search for American Music

Long-awaited in some musical circles, this admiring biography of one member of an influential American family of musicians is deeper, broader, and more theoretically conceived than Matilda Gaume's Ruth Crawford Seeger: Memoirs, Memories, Music (Scarecrow, 1986) and effectively replaces it. Deriving insights from new sources and interviews and providing fresh analyses of many of Seeger's compositions, this lively but scholarly book gr...