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The queer composition of America's sound : gay modernists, American music, and national identity

Author: Nadine Hubbs
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2004.
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Hubbs shows how a group of gifted Manhattan-based gay composers were pivotal in creating a distinctive 'American sound' & in the process served as architects of modern American identity. She focuses on the circle that included Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Paul Bowles & Ned Rorem.
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Hubbs, Nadine.
Queer composition of America's sound.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2004
(DLC) 2004003478
(OCoLC)54454565
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nadine Hubbs
ISBN: 9780520937956 0520937953 1417545224 9781417545223 1597348422 9781597348423 1282763067 9781282763067
OCLC Number: 56733350
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 282 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Modernist abstraction and the abstract art : Four Saints and the queer composition of America's sound --
Being musical : gender, sexuality, and musical identity in twentieth-century America --
Intermezzo. My dear Freddy : identity excesses and evasions chez Paul Bowles --
A French connection : modernist codes in the musical closet --
Queerness, eruption, bursting : U.S. musical modernism at midcentury --
Coda. Composing oneself (reprise).
Responsibility: Nadine Hubbs.
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Hubbs shows how a group of gifted Manhattan-based gay composers were pivotal in creating a distinctive 'American sound' & in the process served as architects of modern American identity. She focuses on the circle that included Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Paul Bowles & Ned Rorem.

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