Theodore Presser Two Ricercare On Poems By H.T. Tsiang - Crawford - Voice/Piano - Long & McQuade Musical Instruments
  Main Menu

Theodore Presser Two Ricercare on poems by H.T. Tsiang - Crawford - Voice/Piano

Departments > Print > Voice > Voice > Theodore Presser > Two Ricercare on poems by H.T. Tsiang - Crawford - Voice/Piano
Add to Wish List
SKU: # 723588
Model: #

141-40103

Your Price: $20.50 CDN

Online

In-Store

Text: Poems by H.T. Tsiang, originally published in "The Daily Worker" (1928)
Music: Ruth Crawford
Format: Sheet Music
Instrumentation: Voice and Piano

Ruth Crawford was a pioneering subversive in both American music and socioeconomic politics. In 1932 she discovered H. T. Tsiang's polemic poetry in The Daily Worker (a NYC-based Communist journal), and two poems leapt out as dramatically expressing oppression of the proletariat by the bourgeoisie, showing internal class struggle even within immigrant communities. This is the genesis of the songs "Sacco, Vanzetti" and "Chinaman, Laundryman". Musically, Crawford's rigorous modernism not only serialized pitches, but other elements as well. This explains the slightly surprising title Two Ricercare, a reference to the Renaissance precursor of fugue.
Duration: 9:00
There are currently no reviews for this product, be the first to write one!