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

Label
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
Statement of responsibility
Joseph Horowitz
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Horowitz, Joseph
Dewey number
781.6/8/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML200
LC item number
.H797 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Music
Label
Classical music in America : a history of its rise and fall, Joseph Horowitz
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip054/2004027754.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
bk. 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 -- bk. 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
Control code
ocm57044141
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 606 p.
Isbn
9780393057171
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2004027754
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)57044141
Label
Classical music in America : a history of its rise and fall, Joseph Horowitz
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip054/2004027754.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
bk. 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 -- bk. 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
Control code
ocm57044141
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 606 p.
Isbn
9780393057171
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2004027754
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)57044141

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