A History of American Classical Music

A History of American Classical Music

Book - 2007
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This richly detailed narrative tells the stories of America's classical composers, set against significant events in American history. Acclaimed music writer Barrymore Scherer follows the development of American classical music, from Gershwin, Copland, Bernstein, Joplin, and Sousa, to lesser-known names such as William Henry Fry and Alan Hovhaness. Scherer surveys the period from the Mayflower through the Europe-tribute years to the two world wars and onwards to the growing academic and concert confidence of the post-war period. Broadway, opera, musicals, bandstands, marching bands and piano players all get their place. The book includes a CD of carefully chosen pieces. Readers also gain access to an exclusive website that offers new essays, the musical works in full, and more. This revolutionary book utilizes traditional and new media to provide a uniquely rounded portrait of the American classical scene and music.
Publisher: Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks, 2007.
ISBN: 9781402210679
Branch Call Number: 780.430973 SCH
Characteristics: vii, 246 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 sound disc (4 3/4 in.)

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