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The Cambridge history of American music

Author: David Nicholls
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge Univ. Press, 2008.
Series: The Cambridge history of music
Edition/Format:   eBook : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This 1998 book was the first study of music in the United States to be written by a team of scholars. It surveys music of Native Americans, musical life until 1900, film and stage music, jazz, rock,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Online-Publikation
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Nicholls
ISBN: 0521454298 9780521454292 9781139055383 1139055380
OCLC Number: 300218501
Contents: Notes on contributors; Editor's preface; Part I: 1. American Indian musics, past and present Victoria Lindsay Levine; 2. Music in America: an overview (part 1) William Brooks; 3. Secular music to 1800 Kate Van Winkle Keller with John Koegel; 4. Sacred music to 1800 Nym Cooke; 5. African-American music to 1900 Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje; 6. Immigrant, folk and regional musics in the nineteenth century Michael Broyles; 7. Nineteenth-century popular music Dale Cockrell; 8. Art music from 1800 to 1860 Katherine K. Preston; 9. Art music from 1860 to 1920 Michael Broyles; Part II: 10. Music in America: an overview (part 2) William Brooks; 11. Immigrant, folk and regional musics in the twentieth century Philip V. Bohlman; 12. Popular song and popular music on stage and film Stephen Banfield; 13. The rock and roll era Robert Walser; 14. Ragtime and early jazz Jeffrey Magee; 15. Jazz from 1930 to 1960 David Joyner; 16. Jazz since 1960 Ronald Radano; 17. Tonal traditions in art music from 1920 to 1960 Larry Starr; 18. Serialism and complexity Stephen Peles; 19. Avant-garde and experimental music David Nicholls; 20. Tonal traditions in art music since 1960 Jonathan W. Bernard; Bibliography and references; Index.
Series Title: The Cambridge history of music
Other Titles: American music
Responsibility: ed. by David Nicholls.

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'Unlike European musical history, the terra incognita of American music for non-specialists is the pre-modern era. The first half of The Cambridge History of American Music covers all aspects of this Read more...

 
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