Perspectives on American Music, 1900-1950

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Michael Saffle
Routledge, Oct 12, 2012 - Music - 434 pages
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The essays in this collection reflect the range and depth of musical life in the United States during the first half of the twentieth century. Contributions consider the rise and triumph of popular forms such as jazz, swing, and blues, as well as the contributions to art music of composers such as Ives, Cage, and Copland, among others. American contributions to music technology and dissemination, and the role of these forms in extending the audience for music, is also a focus.
 

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Contents

Ellen Knight
1
Ragtime Performance Practices 19001920A Bibliographic Essay Raymond E Dessy
19
Technological Economic and Social StrandsA Spectral Analysis Raymond E Dessy
51
Kent Holliday
105
The Territory Bands and Ballrooms of Kansas City Missouri 19251935 Marc Rice
137
Timothy M Kalil
171
WorkingClass Southwestern Jazz of the 1930s and 1940s Jean A Boyd
193
John Cage Lou Harrison and the West Coast Percussion Ensemble Leta E Miller
215
Organist Educator Early Music Pioneer and American Composer Mark DeVoto
265
High Middle and Low Culture 19371954 Donald C Meyer
301
Virgil Thomson Aaron Copland and Gail Kubik Alfred W Cochran
323
1940s Hollywood Looks at American Popular Songwriters John C Tibbetts
349
Contributors
385
Index
389
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