Saturday, December 31, 2011

Juanita Smith: 'Schoenberg's New World: The American Years' by Sabine Feisst refers to Hale Smith's 'Evocations' (1961)

[Schoenberg's New World: The American Years; Sabine Feisst; Oxford University Press (2011)]

HaleSmith (1925-2009) is profiled at, which features a comprehensive Works List by Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma, On Dec. 29, 2011 AfriClassical posted: “'Deep River: Merwin Siu and Phoenix Park-Kim Play S. Coleridge-Taylor, R.N.Dett, H. Swanson, H. Smith & D. Baker.” Juanita Smith, widow of the late Hale Smith, has made a comment which we also present as a post of its own:

Comment by email:
Hi, you might want to check out the new book by Sabine Feisst entitled Schoenberg's New World: The American Years. There is a tiny reference to Hale as one of the American composers using Schoenberg's method in Hale's "dodecaphonic” piano work "Evocations" (1961). The book is hefty in content and I am sure that I am missing a lot by not being a musician, but the over all is intriguing and informative. Thanks for keeping me apprised of musical events, Happy New Year!  Juanita  [Juanita Smith] 

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