The Great American Symphony: Music, the Depression, and War

The Great American Symphony: Music, the Depression, and War

by Nicholas Tawa
     
 


The flourishing of the symphony in American cultural lifeSee more details below

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The flourishing of the symphony in American cultural life

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253353054
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
05/01/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
1,084,723
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Contents
Preface

1. Preliminaries
Attitudes
The Times
Symphonism Ascendant
The Symphony's Public Role
2. Symphonies of the Mid- to Late Thirties
The Romantic Symphony: Barber
The Spiritual Symphony: Hanson
The All-American Symphony: Harris
The Muscular Symphony: Schuman
The Civil Symphony: Carpenter
Afterthought: Thomson and Cowell
3. Symphonies of the War Years
Wartime Attitudes
The Commemorative Symphony: Antheil
The Aesthetic Symphony: Diamond
The Dramatic Symphony: Bernstein
The Masterly Symphony: Piston
The Ambivalent Symphony: Barber
The Theatrical Symphony: Blitzstein
4. Symphonies of the Immediate Postwar Years
The Conservatorial Symphony: Moore
The Dynamic Symphony: Mennin
The Plain-Spoken Symphony: Thompson
The August Symphony: Copland
The Self-Reliant Symphony: Creston
The Knotty Symphony: Sessions
5. American Symphonies after 1950
The Symphony in the Leanest Years
The Symphony after 1990

Notes
Selected Bibliography
Index

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