Personalities | Ruth Crawford (Seeger) | Modern Era | Classical

American composer

In the early part of her career, Ruth Crawford was associated with experimental ‘ultra-modern’ American composers such as Cowell. Her music from the 1920s and early 1930s is bold and original; and includes a widely played string quartet (1931). After marrying her teacher Charles Seeger in 1932, she then turned, as she put it, to ‘composing babies’ and to her important work in transcribing and arranging traditional American music and folksong.

Recommended Recording:
Chamber Works, Ensemble Aventure, Pellegrini Quartet (CPO)

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