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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 : Univ. of California Press, 2012.
Series: California studies in 20th-century music, 13.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Covers the 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  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Leta E Miller
ISBN: 9780520268913 0520268911
OCLC Number: 760141225
Notes: Erscheint: Dezember 2011.
Description: Seiten cm.
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 Lure of European Culture (1911-1930) 3. The Politics of Race: Chinatown, Forbidden and Alluring Interlude 1: Two Musical Tributes to San Francisco's Chinatown 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 Interlude 2: Highlights from San Francisco's Federal Music Project: Take Your Choice and Keeton's Concert Spirituals 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.
Responsibility: Leta E. Miller.


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"Few histories or musicological studies provide as lively and entertaining reading as Music and Politics." San Francisco Classical Voice "A lively and compelling read." Forward "Solidly researched Read more...

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