The Cambridge History of American Music
Edited by David Nicholls
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Cambridge History of American Music by David Nicholls
Book DescriptionThe Cambridge History of American Music, first published in 1998, celebrates the richness of America's musical life. It was the first study of music in the United States to be written by a team of scholars. American music is an intricate tapestry of many cultures, and the History reveals this wide array of influences from Native, European, African, Asian, and other sources. The History begins with a survey of the music of Native Americans and then explores the social, historical, and cultural events of musical life in the period until 1900. Other contributors examine the growth and influence of popular musics, including film and stage music, jazz, rock, and immigrant, folk, and regional musics. The volume also includes valuable chapters on twentieth-century art music, including the experimental, serial, and tonal traditions.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521545549
(228mm x 152mm x 40mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 24-Jun-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - David Nicholls
David Nicholls is Professor of Music at the University of Southampton. He is the author of American Experimental Music, 1890-1940 (Cambridge University Press, 1990) and contributing editor of The Whole World of Music: A Henry Cowell Symposium (1997), and The Cambridge Companion to John Cage (2002). He is also editor of the journal American Music.
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