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A history of American classical music

Author: Barrymore Laurence Scherer
Publisher: Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : CD audio : Music : Audio book, etc.   Sound Recording : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Chronicles the history of American classical music, discussing significant events and providing anecdotes about composers; and includes an audio CD.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Sound recordings
Material Type: Music, Audio book, etc., Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Sound Recording, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Barrymore Laurence Scherer
ISBN: 9781402210679 1402210671
OCLC Number: 132583762
Performer(s): Various performers.
Description: vii, 247 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 audio disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Contents: CD track list --
Website --
Acknowledgments --
Preface --
1. Introduction : The dawn of American classical music --
2. From founding through revolution --
3. The awakening --
4. Transplanting romantic European traditions --
5. Into the twentieth century : the traditionalists --
6. American impressionists and folklorists --
7. New England iconoclast : Charles Ives --
8. From bandstand to Broadway : the 1890s to 1930s --
9. The earlier struggles of American opera --
10. Modernism elbows its way into the concert hall --
11. Europeans abroad --
12. Between the World Wars : Americans struggle to be heard --
13. Lighter hearts of the 1920s and 1930s --
14. Perpetuating the romantic tradition --
15. America goes to war : the 1940s --
16. Exploring the frontiers of sound --
17. The melting-pot of American opera and musical theatre --
18. Anxiety's son : Leonard Bernstein --
19. The age of anxiety : music in the Cold War era --
20 Making the most of minimalism --
21. Today and into tomorrow : old glory and new --
22. Conclusion --
Selected bibliography --
Index --
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Responsibility: by Barrymore Laurence Scherer.
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Chronicles the history of American classical music, discussing significant events and providing anecdotes about composers; and includes an audio CD.

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