Henry Cowell (1897-1965) and the impact of his first European tour (1923)


Rischitelli, Victor Emanuel. (2005). Henry Cowell (1897-1965) and the impact of his first European tour (1923) [Thesis]. https://doi.org/10.4226/66/5a94afbc5e4a7
AuthorsRischitelli, Victor Emanuel
Qualification nameMaster of Music (MMus)

In 1923, American composer and pianist, Henry Cowell (1897-1965) gave his first highly successful concert tour of Europe, playing his own unique compositions. This thesis details this tour and discusses its impact. Considering the enormous impact of Cowell's tour, it has only been discussed briefly. Cowell performed in many European cities, especially in Vienna, Berlin, Paris and London, achieving positive reviews and some notoriety. I discuss how and why he created such an impact, not only during the tour but also immediately following it, in relation to musical life in Europe and the differences between his piano music and the piano music that was being heard at the time.

PublisherAustralian Catholic University
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.4226/66/5a94afbc5e4a7
Research GroupSchool of Arts
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Publication dates22 Jul 2005
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