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Moral fire : musical portraits from America's fin de siècle

Author: Joseph Horowitz
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2012.
Series: Roth Family Foundation music in America imprint.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Joseph Horowitz writes in Moral Fire: "If the Met's screaming Wagnerites standing on chairs (in the 1890s) are unthinkable today, it is partly because we mistrust high feeling. Our children avidly specialize in vicarious forms of electronic interpersonal diversion. Our laptops and televisions ensnare us in a surrogate world that shuns all but facile passions; only Jon Stewart and Bill Maher share moments of moral  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Named Person: Henry Lee Higginson; Henry Edward Krehbiel; Laura C Holloway; Charles Ives; Henry Lee Higginson; Laura C Holloway; Charles Ives; Henry Edward Krehbiel
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Horowitz
ISBN: 9780520267442 0520267443
OCLC Number: 756166990
Notes: "Roth Family Foundation music in America imprint."
Description: xv, 265 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Prologue: Screaming Wagnerites and America's fin de siècle --
Henry Higginson : high culture, high finance, and useful citizenship --
Henry Krehbiel : the German-American transaction --
Laura Holloway Langford : servitude, disquiet, and "the history of womankind" --
Charles Ives : gentility and rebellion --
Summation: Defining an American fin de siècle.
Series Title: Roth Family Foundation music in America imprint.
Responsibility: Joseph Horowitz.
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Revisits four astonishing personalities - Henry Higginson, Laura Langford, Henry Krehbiel and Charles Ives - whose missionary work in the realm of culture signaled a belief in the fundamental decency  Read more...

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"A thoroughly engrossing read, a journey to an impassioned time rich in ideas, idealism, and hope for the future." -- Chester Lane Symphony Now "Horowitz's prose in "Moral Fire" is graceful and Read more...

 
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