The History of American Classical Music By John Warthen Struble
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The History of American Classical Music
by John Warthen Struble
This book follows the trends in composition, with particular attention to the 20th century and to music since 1975. It gives accounts of the lives, ideas and influences of major composers, and discusses contemporaneous events in American culture and history.
Forerunners; Edward McDOwell and the "Second New England School"; Charles Ives; other American composers of the early 20th century; George Gershwin's New Synthesis; Copland, Thomson, Harris and their generation - part 1 (1900-1933); the rise of musical academia; Copland, Thomson, Harris and their generation - part 2 (after 1933); the generation of the forties, fifties and sixties; the roots of dissatisfaction - foundations of the sixties avant-garde; John Cage and the Aleatoric revolution; post-modernism; minimalism; concluding essay - "The Shape of Things to Come" (where we have come; where we are going); appendix - a timeline of American music history (1562-1993)
The History of American Classical Music: MacDowell Through Minimalism by John Warthen Struble
John Warthen Struble
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