American Music in the Twentieth Century

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Schirmer Books, 1997 - Music - 400 pages
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American Music in the Twentieth Century surveys the art music written in the United States during the last 100 years from the groundbreaking experiments of Charles Ives to the present day. Writing for the general reader, Kyle Gann describes the characteristic sounds of the diverse movements that have sprung up in this eventful period, while at the same time he sketches the changing social and cultural contexts for American concert music, and provides concise biographies of key figures.

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An attempt to canonize new music Read full review

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One of the first (and still the best, in my opinion) surveys of 20th Century American classical/serious/your-preferred-nomenclature-here music that encompasses some of the more wild and difficult-to-categorize music of the last half of the century. Read full review

Contents

Forefathers
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Ultramodernismthe 1920s
27
Populismthe 1930s
49
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About the author (1997)

Kyle Gann is music critic for the "Village Voice "and Associate Professor of Music at Bard College. He is the author of "American Music in the Twentieth Century "(1997) and "The Music of Conlon Nancarrow "(1995).

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