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Modernism and popular music

Author: Ronald Schleifer
Publisher: Cambridge [GB] : Cambridge University Press, cop. 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. paperback edView all editions and formats
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A study of the performance and composition of early twentieth-century popular music in the context of 'high' modernism.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: George Gershwin; Ira Gershwin; Billie Holiday; Cole Porter; Fats Waller; George Gershwin; Ira Gershwin; Billie Holiday; Cole Porter; Fats Waller
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald Schleifer
ISBN: 9781107005051 1107005051 9781107655300 1107655307
OCLC Number: 907112539
Description: 1 vol. (XX-233 p.) : ill., musique. ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface; Introduction: popular music and the experience of modernism; Part I. Musical Modernism: Popular Music in the Time of Jazz: 1. Classical modernity and popular music; 2. Twentieth-century modernism and 'jazz' music; Part II. Gershwin, Porter, Waller, and Holiday: 3. Melting pot and meeting place: the Gershwin brothers and the arts of quotation; 4. 'What is this thing called love?': Cole Porter and the rhythms of desire; 5. Signifying music: Fats Waller and the time of jazz; 6. Music without composition: Billie Holiday and ensemble performance; Postscript: popular music and the revolution of the word; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Ronald Schleifer.

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