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Music and Politics in San Francisco : From the 1906 Quake to the Second World War.

Author: Leta E Miller
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2011.
Series: California studies in 20th-century music, 13.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This lively history immerses the reader in San Francisco's musical life during the first half of the twentieth century, showing how a fractious community overcame virulent partisanship to establish cultural monuments such as the San Francisco Symphony (1911) and Opera (1923). Leta E. Miller draws on primary source material and first-hand knowledge of the music to argue that a utopian vision counterbalanced partisan  Read more...
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Miller, Leta E.
Music and Politics in San Francisco : From the 1906 Quake to the Second World War.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Leta E Miller
ISBN: 9780520950092 0520950097 1283311402 9781283311403 9780520268913 0520268911
OCLC Number: 749264272
Description: 1 online resource (382 pages).
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; 1. The Paris of the West: San Francisco at the Turn of the Century; Part One. From the Quake to the Crash; 2. The Politics of Class: The San Francisco Symphony, the People's Philharmonic, and the Lureof European Culture (1911 --
1930); 3. The Politics of Race: Chinatown, Forbidden and Alluring; 4. The Politics of Labor: The Union(s), the Clubs and Theaters, and the Predicament of Black Musicians; 5. Musical Utopias: Ada Clement, Ernest Bloch, and the San Francisco Conservatory. 6. Opera: The People's Music or a Diversion for the Rich?Part Two. The Depression and Beyond; 7. The Despair of the Depression and the Clash of Race; 8. Ultramodernism and Other Contemporary Offerings: Looking West, Challenging the East; 9. The Politics of Work: Idealism Confronts Bureaucracy in the Federal Music Project; 10. Welcoming the World: San Francisco's Fairs of 1915 and 1939 --
1940; 11. Aftermath; Notes; References; Index.
Series Title: California studies in 20th-century music, 13.

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