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Music in a new found land : themes and developments in the history of American music, Wilfrid Mellers

Label
Music in a new found land : themes and developments in the history of American music
Title
Music in a new found land
Title remainder
themes and developments in the history of American music
Statement of responsibility
Wilfrid Mellers
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
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1914-2008
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Mellers, Wilfrid
Dewey number
780.973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
ML200
LC item number
.M44 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • discographies
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  • Music
  • Music
Label
Music in a new found land : themes and developments in the history of American music, Wilfrid Mellers
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Facsimile reprint. Previous ed.: New York : Hillstone, 1975
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, discography and indexes
Contents
  • Men and mountains: Carl Ruggles as American mystic; Roy Harris as religious primitive
  • IV.
  • Skyscraper and prairie: Aaron Copland and the American isolation
  • V.
  • pioneer's energy and the artist's order
  • Elliott Carter
  • VI.
  • American frenzy and the unity of serialism
  • Roger Sessions
  • VII.
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • retreat from the West: science and magic
  • Edgard Varese
  • VIII.
  • From noise to silence
  • Morton Feldman
  • IX.
  • Innocence and nostalgia
  • Virgil Thomson
  • X.
  • Today and tomorrow: Lukas Foss and the younger generation
  • pt. ONE
  • pt. TWO
  • WORLD OF ART AND THE WORLD OF COMMERCE: THE FOLK-SONG OF THE ASPHALT JUNGLE
  • I.
  • Introductory. Music and entertainment in nineteenth-century America
  • John Philip Sousa
  • II.
  • Orgy and alienation: country blues, barrelhouse piano, and piano rag
  • III.
  • Heterophony and improvisation: the New Orleans jazz band and King Oliver; Bessie Smith and the urban blues
  • IV.
  • PIONEER AND THE WILDERNESS
  • From heterophony to polyphony; from polyphony to the antiphony of the big band; improvisation and composition in the work of Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton and Count Basie
  • V.
  • Jazz polyphony and jazz harmony: Duke Ellington as composer
  • VI.
  • From art back to jazz: Modern jazz and the composing improviser
  • John Coltrane
  • VII.
  • From jazz back to art: Modern jazz and the improvising composer
  • John Lewis
  • VIII.
  • I.
  • From jazz to pop; the decline of the big band: pianists, cabaret singers and the "musical"
  • IX.
  • From pop to art: Opera, the musical and George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess
  • X.
  • From art to pop: Marc Blitzstein's Regina and Leonard Bern-stein's West Side Story; the rebirth of wonder
  • APPENDIXES
  • I.
  • Jottings of Charles Ives
  • II.
  • piano transcription
  • pre-history of American music: the primitives, the retreat to Europe, and the conservative tradition
  • Jelly Roll Morton
  • III.
  • note on Musical Comedy, Cinema, and TV
  • IV.
  • Recommended books
  • V.
  • Discography
  • II.
  • Realism and transcendentalism: Charles Ives as American hero
  • III.
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xv, 545 p., [31] p. of plates
Isbn
9781412809962
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009019429
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u2155549-01umb_inst
  • 2311446
  • (Sirsi) i9781412809962
  • (OCoLC)286471747
Label
Music in a new found land : themes and developments in the history of American music, Wilfrid Mellers
Publication
Note
Facsimile reprint. Previous ed.: New York : Hillstone, 1975
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, discography and indexes
Contents
  • Men and mountains: Carl Ruggles as American mystic; Roy Harris as religious primitive
  • IV.
  • Skyscraper and prairie: Aaron Copland and the American isolation
  • V.
  • pioneer's energy and the artist's order
  • Elliott Carter
  • VI.
  • American frenzy and the unity of serialism
  • Roger Sessions
  • VII.
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • retreat from the West: science and magic
  • Edgard Varese
  • VIII.
  • From noise to silence
  • Morton Feldman
  • IX.
  • Innocence and nostalgia
  • Virgil Thomson
  • X.
  • Today and tomorrow: Lukas Foss and the younger generation
  • pt. ONE
  • pt. TWO
  • WORLD OF ART AND THE WORLD OF COMMERCE: THE FOLK-SONG OF THE ASPHALT JUNGLE
  • I.
  • Introductory. Music and entertainment in nineteenth-century America
  • John Philip Sousa
  • II.
  • Orgy and alienation: country blues, barrelhouse piano, and piano rag
  • III.
  • Heterophony and improvisation: the New Orleans jazz band and King Oliver; Bessie Smith and the urban blues
  • IV.
  • PIONEER AND THE WILDERNESS
  • From heterophony to polyphony; from polyphony to the antiphony of the big band; improvisation and composition in the work of Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton and Count Basie
  • V.
  • Jazz polyphony and jazz harmony: Duke Ellington as composer
  • VI.
  • From art back to jazz: Modern jazz and the composing improviser
  • John Coltrane
  • VII.
  • From jazz back to art: Modern jazz and the improvising composer
  • John Lewis
  • VIII.
  • I.
  • From jazz to pop; the decline of the big band: pianists, cabaret singers and the "musical"
  • IX.
  • From pop to art: Opera, the musical and George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess
  • X.
  • From art to pop: Marc Blitzstein's Regina and Leonard Bern-stein's West Side Story; the rebirth of wonder
  • APPENDIXES
  • I.
  • Jottings of Charles Ives
  • II.
  • piano transcription
  • pre-history of American music: the primitives, the retreat to Europe, and the conservative tradition
  • Jelly Roll Morton
  • III.
  • note on Musical Comedy, Cinema, and TV
  • IV.
  • Recommended books
  • V.
  • Discography
  • II.
  • Realism and transcendentalism: Charles Ives as American hero
  • III.
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xv, 545 p., [31] p. of plates
Isbn
9781412809962
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009019429
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u2155549-01umb_inst
  • 2311446
  • (Sirsi) i9781412809962
  • (OCoLC)286471747

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