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Composers’ Collective of New Yorklocked

  • H.L. Clarke

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A group of composers of music for the working class. The Collective, which grew out of a seminar in the writing of mass songs organized in 1933 by Jacob Schaefer, Leon Charles and Cowell, sought to make an American contribution to the international working-class music movement then flourishing in Europe through the work of writers such as Brecht and composers such as Eisler. At first a part of the Pierre Degeyter Club (named after the composer of the ...

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Ethnomusicology