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Mavericks and other traditions in American music, Michael Broyles

Label
Mavericks and other traditions in American music
Title
Mavericks and other traditions in American music
Statement of responsibility
Michael Broyles
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation:
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Broyles, Michael
Dewey number
780/.973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • music
Index
index present
LC call number
ML390
LC item number
.B862 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Composers
  • Music
Summary expansion
From colonial times to the present, American composers have lived on the fringes of society and defined themselves in large part as outsiders. In this stimulating book Michael Broyles considers the tradition of maverick composers and explores what these mavericks reveal about American attitudes toward the arts and about American society itself. Broyles starts by examining the careers of three notably unconventional composers: William Billings in the eighteenth century, Anthony Philip Heinrich in the nineteenth, and Charles Ives in the twentieth. All three had unusual lives, wrote music that many considered incomprehensible, and are now recognized as key figures in the development of American music. Broyles goes on to investigate the proliferation of eccentric individualism in all types of American music--classical, popular, and jazz--and how it has come to dominate the image of diverse creative artists from John Cage to Frank Zappa. The history of the maverick tradition, Broyles shows, has much to tell us about the role of music in American culture and the tension between individualism and community in the American consciousness
Label
Mavericks and other traditions in American music, Michael Broyles
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [363]-376) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
We, the rebels -- Pioneers. William Billings : rebel with many causes ; The log cabin composer -- New concepts and forces in American culture. Precursors : Charles Ives and Leo Ornstein ; "Prologue to the annual tragedy" ; The community of the ultramoderns -- After the war. New directions : the serial wars ; Postwar experimentalism : John Cage ; The maverick core ; Minimalism and strange bedfellows -- The legacy of the mavericks. Looking back : Puritanism, geography, and the myth of American individualism ; Looking forward : "The end of the Renaissance!"
Control code
53096823
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
387 pages
Isbn
9780300100457
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003021090
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, music
Label
Mavericks and other traditions in American music, Michael Broyles
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [363]-376) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
We, the rebels -- Pioneers. William Billings : rebel with many causes ; The log cabin composer -- New concepts and forces in American culture. Precursors : Charles Ives and Leo Ornstein ; "Prologue to the annual tragedy" ; The community of the ultramoderns -- After the war. New directions : the serial wars ; Postwar experimentalism : John Cage ; The maverick core ; Minimalism and strange bedfellows -- The legacy of the mavericks. Looking back : Puritanism, geography, and the myth of American individualism ; Looking forward : "The end of the Renaissance!"
Control code
53096823
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
387 pages
Isbn
9780300100457
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003021090
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, music

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