A history of American classical music (Book, 2007) [Alabama State University Library]
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A history of American classical music

A history of American classical music

Author: Barrymore Laurence Scherer
Publisher: Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barrymore Laurence Scherer
ISBN: 9781402210679 1402210671
OCLC Number: 423554282
Description: vii, 247 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 disque son
Contents: 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. Contenu du disque : Beautiful dreamer / Stephen Collins Foster (2:46) --
La gallina (The hen), op. 53 / Louis Moreau Gottschalk (3:32) --
Suite no. 2 "Indian", op. 48. IV. Dirge / Edward MacDowell (6:20) --
Melody for violin and piano, op. 44 / Arthur Foote (4:57) --
Symphony no. 4 in D minor, op. 64. III. South (Allegretto giocoso) / Henry Kimball Hadley (6:43) --
Piano conerto in C sharp minor, op. 45. Largo / Amy Beach (5:28) --
Hands across the sea / John Philip Sousa (2:52) --
Maple leaf rag / Scott Joplin (3:12) --
An American in Paris (excerpt) / George Gershwin (5:59) --
Irish suite for string piano and small orchestra. Movement 1. The Bangshee / Henry Cowell (4:28) --
Synthetic waltzes / Virgil Thomson (5:01) --
Three songs. No. 1. Rat riddles / Ruth Crawford Seeger (3:15) --
Vanessa. Intermezzo / Samuel Barber (4:26) --
Totem ancestor / John Cage (2:08) --
Toccata for violin and player piano / Conlon Nancarrow (1:39) --
I was looking at the ceiling and then I saw the sky. Act II, No. 23, Finale / John Adams (4:57) --
Symphony No. 1, "Jeremiah". II. Profanation / Leonard Bernstein (6:35) --
Symphony No. 3. Movement 4 / Philip Glass (3:40).
Responsibility: by Barrymore Laurence Scherer.
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