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A history of American classical music / by Barrymore Laurence Scherer.

By: Scherer, Barrymore Laurence.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks, ©2007Description: vii, 247 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 audio disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.).Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781402210679; 1402210671.Subject(s): Music -- United States -- History and criticism | Music | United States | Klassische Musik | USA | United States -- History and criticism | -- sears | -- sears | Music -- United States -- History and criticism | Geschichte 1800-2000Genre/Form: Sound recordings. | Criticism, interpretation, etc. | Sound recordings.Online resources: Table of contents | Click here to access online | Table of contents only | Additional Information at Google Books
Contents:
CD track list -- Website -- Acknowledgments -- Preface -- 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 -- Conclusion -- Selected bibliography -- Index -- About the author.
Various performers.Summary: Chronicles the history of American classical music, discussing significant events and providing anecdotes about composers; and includes an audio CD.
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Total holds: 0

Includes bibliographical references (pages 228-229) and index.

CD track list -- Website -- Acknowledgments -- Preface -- 1. Introduction : The dawn of American classical music -- 2. From founding through revolution -- 3. The awakening -- 4. Transplanting romantic European traditions -- 5. Into the twentieth century : the traditionalists -- 6. American impressionists and folklorists -- 7. New England iconoclast : Charles Ives -- 8. From bandstand to Broadway : the 1890s to 1930s -- 9. The earlier struggles of American opera -- 10. Modernism elbows its way into the concert hall -- 11. Europeans abroad -- 12. Between the World Wars : Americans struggle to be heard -- 13. Lighter hearts of the 1920s and 1930s -- 14. Perpetuating the romantic tradition -- 15. America goes to war : the 1940s -- 16. Exploring the frontiers of sound -- 17. The melting-pot of American opera and musical theatre -- 18. Anxiety's son : Leonard Bernstein -- 19. The age of anxiety : music in the Cold War era -- 20 Making the most of minimalism -- 21. Today and into tomorrow : old glory and new -- 22. Conclusion -- Selected bibliography -- Index -- About the author.

Chronicles the history of American classical music, discussing significant events and providing anecdotes about composers; and includes an audio CD.

Various performers.