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Renowned today as a prominent African-American in Music Theater and the Arts community, composer, conductor, and violinist Will Marion Cook was a key figure in the development of American music from the 1890s to the 1920s. In this insightful biography, Marva Griffin Carter offers the first definitive look at this pivotal life's story, drawing on both Cook's unfinished autobiography and his wife Abbie's memoir. Carter writes about Cook's music, career, and personality with great understanding, deftly putting Cook's life into a broad historical context of the growing consciousness and sophistication of blacks in the arts.

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