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Making music modern : New York in the 1920s

Author: Carol J Oja
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"New York City witnessed a dazzling burst of creativity in the 1920s. Carol J. Oja explores this artistic renaissance from the perspective of composers of classical and modern music, who along with writers, painters, and jazz musicians were at the heart of early modernism in America. She also illustrates how aesthetic attitudes and institutional structures put in place during the 1920s prevailed throughout much of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carol J Oja
ISBN: 0195058496 9780195058499 0195162579 9780195162578
OCLC Number: 42667845
Description: xii, 493 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: The Modern Music Shop --
Enter the Moderns --
Leo Ornstein: "Wild Man" of the 1910s --
Creating a God: The Reception of Edgard Varese --
The Arrival of European Modernism --
The Machine in the Concert Hall --
Engineers of Art --
Ballet Mecanique and International Modernist Networks --
Spirituality and American Dissonance --
Dane Rudhyar's Vision of Dissonance --
The Ecstasy of Carl Ruggles --
Henry Cowell's "Throbbing Masses of Sounds" --
Ruth Crawford and the Apotheosis of Spiritual Dissonance --
Myths and Institutions --
A Forgotten Vanguard: The Legacy of Marion Bauer, Frederick Jacobi, Emerson Whithorne, and Louis Gruenberg --
Organizing the Moderns --
Women Patrons and Activists --
New World Neoclassicism --
Neoclassicism: "Orthodox Europeanism" or Empowering Internationalism? --
The fransatlantic Gaze of Aaron Copland --
Virgil Thomson's "Cocktail of Culture" --
A Quartet of New World Neoclassicists --
European Modernists and American Critics --
Europeans in Performance and on Tour --
Visionary Critics --
Widening Horizons --
Modernism and the "Jazz Age" --
Crossing Over with George Gershwin, Paul Whiteman, and the Modernists --
Programs of Modern-Music Societies in New York, 1920-1931.
Responsibility: Carol J. Oja.
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