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Struggling to define a nation : American music and the twentieth century

Author: Charles Hiroshi Garrett
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2008.
Series: Roth Family Foundation music in America imprint.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Identifying music as a vital site of cultural debate, Struggling to Define a Nationcaptures the dynamic, contested nature of musical life in the United States. In an engaging blend of music analysis and cultural critique, Charles Hiroshi Garrett examines a dazzling array of genres--including art music, jazz, popular song, ragtime, and Hawaiian music--and numerous well-known musicians, such as Charles Ives, Jelly  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Hiroshi Garrett
ISBN: 9780520254862 0520254864 9780520254879 0520254872
OCLC Number: 219568840
Notes: "Roth Family Foundation Music in America imprint."
Description: xiv, 291 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Charles Ives's Four ragtime dances and true American music --
Jelly Roll Morton and the Spanish tinge --
Louis Armstrong and the great migration --
Chinatown, whose Chinatown? Defining America's borders with musical orientalism --
Sounds of paradise: Hawai'i and the American musical imagination --
Conclusion: American music at the turn of a new century.
Series Title: Roth Family Foundation music in America imprint.
Responsibility: Charles Hiroshi Garrett.
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Identifying music as a vital site of cultural debate, this book captures the dynamic, contested nature of musical life in the United States. It examines an array of genres - including art music,  Read more...

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"Essential." -- S. C. Pelkey Choice "Intriguing and provocative." -- Michael Quinn Classical Music Magazine

 
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