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History of American Classical Music

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ISBN-10: 1402210671

ISBN-13: 9781402210679

Edition: 2007

Authors: Barrymore Laurence Scherer

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This richly detailed narrative tells the stories of America's classical composers, set against significant events in American history. Acclaimed music writer Barrymore Scherer follows the development of American classical music, from Gershwin, Copland, Bernstein, Joplin, and Sousa, to lesser-known names such as William Henry Fry and Alan Hovhaness. Scherer surveys the period from the Mayflower through the Europe-tribute years to the two world wars and onwards to the growing academic and concert confidence of the post-war period. Broadway, opera, musicals, bandstands, marching bands and piano players all get their place. The book includes a CD of carefully chosen pieces. Readers also gain…    
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/1/2007
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 256
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

CD Track List
Introduction: The Dawn of American Classical Music
From Founding through Revolution
The Awakening
Transplanting Romantic European Traditions
Into the Twentieth Century: The Traditionalists
American Impressionists and Folklorists
New England Iconoclast: Charles Ives
From Bandstand to Broadway: The 1890s to 1930s
The Earlier Struggles of American Opera
Modernism Elbows its Way into the Concert Hall
Europeans Abroad
Between the World Wars: Americans Struggle to be Heard
Lighter Hearts of the 1920s and 1930s
Perpetuating the Romantic Tradition
America Goes to War: The 1940s
Exploring the Frontiers of Sound
The Melting-Pot of American Opera and Musical Theatre
Anxiety's Son: Leonard Bernstein
The Age of Anxiety: Music in the Cold War Era
Making the Most of Minimalism
Today and into Tomorrow: Old Glory and New
Selected Bibliography
About the Author