American Music in the Twentieth Century
Kyle Gann examines the characteristic sounds of the diverse movements in American art music from Charles Ives to the present day. He sketches the changing social and cultural contexts of American concert music through the study of representative works of music and key individuals.
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Review: American Music in the Twentieth CenturyUser Review - Beezer de Martelly - Goodreads
An attempt to canonize new music Read full review
Review: American Music in the Twentieth CenturyUser Review - John - Goodreads
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