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All American music : composition in the late twentieth century

Author: John Rockwell
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1984, ©1983.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Vintage books edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Rockwell
ISBN: 0394722469 9780394722467
OCLC Number: 10099420
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 286 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: The Rise of American art music & the impact of the immigrant wave of the late 1930's / Ernest Krenek --
The Northeastern academic establishment & the Romance of science / Milton Babbit --
American intellectual composers & the "ideal public" / Elliott Carter --
The American experimental traditon & its godfather / John Cage --
Romantic defiance enlightened patronage & misanthropy in the Midwest / Ralph Shapey --
The Return of tonality, the orchestral audience & the danger of success / David Del Tredici --
The Romantic revival & the dilemma of the political composer / Frederic Rzewski --
Post-Cageian experimentation & new kinds of collaboraton / Robert Ashley --
The Orient, the visual arts & the evolution of minimalism / Philip Glass --
Women composers, performance art & the perils of fashion / Laurie Anderson. Electronic & computer music & the humanist reaction / David Behrman --
Environmental composers & ambient mustic / Max Neuhaus --
Musique concroete & compositon beyond music / Walter Murch --
Jazz, group improvisation, race & racism / The Art Ensemble of Chicago --
Mystical romanticism, popularity & the varied forms of fusion / Keith Jarriett --
Free Jazz, Body music & symphonic dreams / Ornette Coleman --
Latin music, folk music & the artist as craftsman / Eddie Palmieri --
Urban popular song, the Broadway musical, the caberet revival & the birth pangs of American Opera / Stephen Sondheim --
Rock populism & transcendental primitivism / Neil Young --
Art-rock & the fusion of races & styles / Talking heads.
Responsibility: John Rockwell.

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