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A history of music in American life / by Ronald L. Davis.

; Rouben Mamoulian Collection (Library of Congress)
Huntington, N.Y. : R.E. Krieger Pub. Company, 1980-1982.
ISBN 9780898740042, 0898740029, 0898740045, 0898740037

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Other Authors Rouben Mamoulian Collection (Library of Congress)
Subjects Music
Music -- United States -- History and criticism.
Musique -- EĢtats-Unis -- Histoire et critique.
United States.
Description 3 volumes : illustrations ; 24 cm
Copyright Date 1980-1982.
Notes Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents volume I. The formative years, 1620-1865. The New England Puritans -- The middle colonies -- The tidewater South -- Hopkinson and Billings -- The search for a national identity -- Early concert lift -- European opera and a crystallizing social order -- The roots of serious composition -- Louis Moreau Gottschalk -- Sentimental songs in the age of innocence -- The minstrel stage -- A nation of sections -- Reform and crisis.
volume II. The gilded years, 1865-1920. The rise of the symphony orchestra -- Grand opera and the "nouveau riche" -- The revolution in dance -- The growth of serious composition -- MacDowell and Ives -- The musical theater -- Tin Pan Alley -- The blues and classic ragtime -- Early jazz.
volume III. The modern era, 1920-present. Symphony orchestras, concert life, and a democratic society -- The diffusion of grand opera -- Ballet and modern dance -- Traditional composers -- Copland and Gershwin -- American scene composers -- The modernists -- The experimentalists -- From musical comedy to musical drama -- The evolution of jazz -- Popular songs -- Country music -- Rock and soul.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)5798872
(OCoLC)ocm05798872
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Davis, Ronald L.
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