Duke Ellington's Nutcracker Suite (Once Upon a Masterpiece #5) (Hardcover)

Duke Ellington's Nutcracker Suite (Once Upon a Masterpiece #5) By Anna Harwell Celenza, Don Tate (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Anna Harwell Celenza, Don Tate (Illustrator)
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It's a challenge to transform the "Nutcracker Suite's" romantic orchestra into jumpin' jazz melodies, but that's exactly what Duke Ellington and his collaborator, Billy Strayhorn, did.

Ellington's band memebers were not so sure that a classical ballet could become a cool-cat jazz number. But Duke and Billy, inspired by their travels and by musical styles past and present, infused the composition with Vegas glitz, Hollywood glamour, and even a little New York jazz.

About the Author

Anna Harwell Celenza is a musicologist and the author of several books for adults and children regarding music history and the history of art. Her children’s books include THE FAREWELL SYMPHONY, PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION, GERSHWIN'S RHAPSODY IN BLUE, and VIVALDI'S FOUR SEASONS. Anna lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781570917011
ISBN-10: 1570917019
Publisher: Charlesbridge
Publication Date: September 25th, 2018
Pages: 32
Language: English
Series: Once Upon a Masterpiece