American Music in the Twentieth Century

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Cengage Learning, 2006 - Music - 400 pages
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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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An attempt to canonize new music Read full review

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User 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

About the author (2006)

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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