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The Resource Classical music in America : a history of its rise and fall, Joseph Horowitz

Classical music in America : a history of its rise and fall, Joseph Horowitz

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Classical music in America : a history of its rise and fall
Title
Classical music in America
Title remainder
a history of its rise and fall
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Joseph Horowitz
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Charting a sweeping trajectory from the mid-1800s to the new millennium, Classical Music in America: A History of Its Rise and Fall delivers a revolutionary account of classical music west of the Atlantic - one in which performers and entrepreneurs take center stage. It reveals a community once borne aloft by the pursuit of a musical voice of its own, but gradually succumbing to a fixation on celebrated performers and God-like conductors. A vibrant latticework of landmark events, indelible personalities, and vivid anecdotes, Joseph Horowitz's narrative addresses the roots of today's "classical music crisis.""--BOOK JACKET
  • Classical Music in America is a pioneering history by an award-winning scholar and leading authority on American symphonic culture. Joseph Horowitz argues that classical music in the United States is peculiarly performance- driven, and he traces a musical trajectory rising to its peak at the close of the nineteenth century and receding after World War I. He defines the decades of ascendancy as the quest for an American compositional voice, painting vivid vignettes of America's most celebrated performers and such path breaking institutions as the New York Philharmonic and the Metropolitan Opera. He explores a century of decline characterized by illustrious orchestras, conductors, and virtuosos, mostly foreign born, and in a final chapter he exposes a crisis of leadership and suggests new musical directions in our postmodern age. As with his acclaimed cultural histories, Horowitz here fashions a sweeping narrative--packed with personality and incident, textured by literature, sociology, and intellectual history--that freshly illuminates the American experience. 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
Summary
A social history of classical music in America looks at top performers, explains how classical music failed to sustain its early popularity, and offers suggestions for broadening its appeal
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
781.6/8/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Target audience
adult
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a history of its rise and fall
Label
Classical music in America : a history of its rise and fall, Joseph Horowitz
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip054/2004027754.html
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Book 1: "Queen of the arts": birth and growth. Introduction : a tale of two cities (1893) -- pt. 1: Boston and the cult of Beethoven. John Sullivan Dwight, Theodore Thomas, and the slaying of the monster concerts -- Henry Higginson and the birth of the Boston Symphony Orchestra -- Building a hall, choosing a conductor -- Composers and the Brahmin confinement -- pt. 2: New York and beyond. Anton Seidl and the sacralization of opera -- Symphonic rivalry and growth -- Leopold Stokowski, Gustav Mahler, Arturo Toscanini, and the gossip of the foyer --
  • Antonín Dvořák and Charles Ives in search of America -- Coda : music and the Gilded Age -- Book 2: "Great performances" : decline and fall. Introduction : the great schism (1914) -- pt. 1: The culture of performance. The Big Three -- More conductors -- The world's greatest soloists -- Opera for singers -- pt. 2: Offstage participants. Serving the new audience -- Composers on the sidelines -- Leonard Bernstein and the classical music crisis -- Postlude : post-classical music
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 606 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393057171
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2004027754
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocm57044141
  • OCoLC
Label
Classical music in America : a history of its rise and fall, Joseph Horowitz
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip054/2004027754.html
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Book 1: "Queen of the arts": birth and growth. Introduction : a tale of two cities (1893) -- pt. 1: Boston and the cult of Beethoven. John Sullivan Dwight, Theodore Thomas, and the slaying of the monster concerts -- Henry Higginson and the birth of the Boston Symphony Orchestra -- Building a hall, choosing a conductor -- Composers and the Brahmin confinement -- pt. 2: New York and beyond. Anton Seidl and the sacralization of opera -- Symphonic rivalry and growth -- Leopold Stokowski, Gustav Mahler, Arturo Toscanini, and the gossip of the foyer --
  • Antonín Dvořák and Charles Ives in search of America -- Coda : music and the Gilded Age -- Book 2: "Great performances" : decline and fall. Introduction : the great schism (1914) -- pt. 1: The culture of performance. The Big Three -- More conductors -- The world's greatest soloists -- Opera for singers -- pt. 2: Offstage participants. Serving the new audience -- Composers on the sidelines -- Leonard Bernstein and the classical music crisis -- Postlude : post-classical music
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 606 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393057171
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2004027754
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocm57044141
  • OCoLC

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