Classical Music in America: A History

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W. W. Norton, 2007 - Music - 618 pages
Stating that classical music in the United States is largely performance driven, a chronological history documents its rise at the end of the nineteenth century and decline after World War I, covering such topics as the quest for an American compositional voice, the nation's top performers, and the author's recommendations about a postmodern musical direction. 13,000 first printing.

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CLASSICAL MUSIC IN AMERICA: A History of Its Rise and Fall

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Opinionated, stimulating account of how classical music failed to establish fruitful roots in America, from orchestral administrator and historian Horowitz (Wagner Nights, 1994, etc.).In his view, the ... Read full review

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Horowitz (Understanding Toscanini: How He Became an American Culture-God and Helped Create a New Audience for Old Music ) has written a splendid social history of classical music in America. Unlike ... Read full review

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A former New York Times music critic, Joseph Horowitz is the award-winning author of ten books exploring the history of American music, including Classical Music in America and Artists in Exile. He lives in New York City.

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