Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You or Your Team.

Learn More →

The “Adventures and Battles” of Vladimir Dukelsky (a.k.a. Vernon Duke)

The “Adventures and Battles” of Vladimir Dukelsky (a.k.a. Vernon Duke) ScoTT Holden In the late 1930s, the New York World Telegram identified the Russian American composer Vladimir dukelsky as "probably new York's most versatile musician."1 Trained in composition at the Kiev conservatory, dukelsky escaped the Russian Revolution in 1921 and eventually immigrated to America. Because of a suggestion from his close friend George Gershwin, in his early twenties he began to write popular songs under the pseudonym "Vernon duke." His wide polarity of talent resulted in contact with a strangely diverse list of artistic figures from Ginger Rogers to Roger Sessions. Few other musicians would be an eyewitness to, let alone a participant in, such varied artistic history. despite his work as songwriter Vernon duke, dukelsky maintained a steady output of serious concert scores as "Vladimir dukelsky." Although a handful of his popular songs--the ones by Vernon duke--have become firmly established in the great American songbook, his serious music has been condemned to live in its shadow. Those who know of Vernon duke generally know nothing of Vladimir dukelsky. By 1925 the twenty-two-year old composer's ambitions were becoming golden realities. He was poised for a major career as diaghilev's next Russian discovery, following directly in the modernist footsteps http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Music University of Illinois Press

The “Adventures and Battles” of Vladimir Dukelsky (a.k.a. Vernon Duke)

American Music , Volume 28 (3) – Aug 20, 2010

Loading next page...
 
/lp/university-of-illinois-press/the-adventures-and-battles-of-vladimir-dukelsky-a-k-a-vernon-duke-0692epafyL
Publisher
University of Illinois Press
Copyright
Copyright © University of Illinois Press
ISSN
1945-2349
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

ScoTT Holden In the late 1930s, the New York World Telegram identified the Russian American composer Vladimir dukelsky as "probably new York's most versatile musician."1 Trained in composition at the Kiev conservatory, dukelsky escaped the Russian Revolution in 1921 and eventually immigrated to America. Because of a suggestion from his close friend George Gershwin, in his early twenties he began to write popular songs under the pseudonym "Vernon duke." His wide polarity of talent resulted in contact with a strangely diverse list of artistic figures from Ginger Rogers to Roger Sessions. Few other musicians would be an eyewitness to, let alone a participant in, such varied artistic history. despite his work as songwriter Vernon duke, dukelsky maintained a steady output of serious concert scores as "Vladimir dukelsky." Although a handful of his popular songs--the ones by Vernon duke--have become firmly established in the great American songbook, his serious music has been condemned to live in its shadow. Those who know of Vernon duke generally know nothing of Vladimir dukelsky. By 1925 the twenty-two-year old composer's ambitions were becoming golden realities. He was poised for a major career as diaghilev's next Russian discovery, following directly in the modernist footsteps

Journal

American MusicUniversity of Illinois Press

Published: Aug 20, 2010

There are no references for this article.