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

Author: Charles Hiroshi Garrett; American Council of Learned Societies
Publisher: Berkeley University of California Press ©2008
Series: Roth Family Foundation music in America imprint; ACLS Humanities E-Book
Edition/Format:   Computer file : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Hiroshi Garrett; American Council of Learned Societies
ISBN: 9780520254862 0520254864
OCLC Number: 1241674454
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 259-276) and index.
Identifying music as a vital site of cultural debate, Struggling to Define a Nation captures 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 Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, and Irving Berlin. Garrett argues that rather than a single, unified vision, an exploration of the past century reveals a contested array of musical perspectives on the nation, each one advancing a different facet of American identity through sound.
Description: 1 Online-Ressource (xiv, 291 Seiten)
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; ACLS Humanities E-Book
Responsibility: Charles Hiroshi Garrett.

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