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Making music in Los Angeles : transforming the popular

Author: Catherine Parsons Smith
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif : University of California Press, c 2007.
Series: Roth Family Foundation music in America imprint.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Offers a social history of music in Los Angeles from the 1880s to 1940. This book describes the music scene over some sixty years, including opera, concert giving and promotion, and the struggles of  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Parsons Smith
ISBN: 0520251393 9780520251397
OCLC Number: 255473197
Notes: Music making as popular practice -- Music for the "people". "The largest and most enthusiastic audience that ever has assembled in the city": the National Opera Company of 1887 ; "A precarious means of living": early working musicians and some of their jobs ; "Popular prices will prevail": competing and cooperating impresarios ; Amateurs, professionals, and symphonies: Harley Hamilton and Edna Foy ; "Our awe struck vision": a prominent impresario reconsidered -- Progressive-era musical idealism. The "true temple of art": the Philharmonic Auditorium and progressive ideology ; "Something of good for the future": the People's Orchestra of 1912-1913 ; Producing fairyland, 1915 ; Founding the Hollywood Bowl -- From progressive to ultramodern. Old competitors, new opera companies in 1925 ; The new negro movement in Los Angeles ; Welcoming the ultramodern ; Second thoughts ; Calling the tune: the Los Angeles Federal Music Project.
Description: xiv, 376 Seiten : Illustrationen ; 24 cm.
Contents: List of Illustrations Preface and Acknowledgments 1. Music Making as Popular Practice PART I. MUSIC FOR THE "PEOPLE" 2. "The Largest and Most Enthusiastic Audience That Ever Has Assembled in the City": The National Opera Company of 1887 3. "A Precarious Means of Living": Early Working Musicians and Their Jobs 4. "Popular Prices Will Prevail": Competing and Cooperating Impresarios 5. Amateurs, Professionals, and Symphonies: Harley Hamilton and Edna Foy 6. "Our Awe Struck Vision": A Prominent Impresario Reconsidered PART II. PROGRESSIVE-ERA MUSICAL IDEALISM 7. The "True Temple of Art": Philharmonic Auditorium and Progressive Ideology 8. "Something of Good for the Future": The People's Orchestra of 1912--1913 9. Producing Fairyland, 1915 10. Founding the Hollywood Bowl PART III. FROM PROGRESSIVE TO ULTRAMODERN 11. Old Competitors, New Opera Companies in 1925 12. The New Negro Movement in Los Angeles 13. Welcoming the Ultramodern 14. Second Thoughts 15. Calling the Tune: The Los Angeles Federal Music Project Appendix A. Los Angeles Population Growth, with Racial and Ethnic Distribution Appendix B. Musicians and Teachers of Music in the United States and Los Angeles Appendix C. A Music Chronology for Los Angeles, 1781--1941 Notes Bibliography Index
Series Title: Roth Family Foundation music in America imprint.
Responsibility: Catherine Parsons Smith.
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