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Contents CD Track Lists i Website vi Acknowledgments vii Preface ix 1 Introduction: The Dawn of American Classical Music 1 2 From Founding through Revolution 5 3 The Awakening 21 4 Transplanting Romantic European Traditions 35 5 Into the Twentieth Century: The Traditionalists 52 6 American Impressionists and Folklorists 62 7 New England Iconoclast: Charles Ives 65 8 From Bandstand to Broadway: The 1890s to 1930s 69 9 The Earlier Struggles of American Opera 86 10 Modernism Elbows its Way into the Concert Hall 92 11 Europeans Abroad 107 12 Between the World Wars: Americans Struggle to be Heard 112 13 Lighter Hearts of the 1920s and 1930s 128 14 Perpetuating the Romantic Tradition 132 15 America Goes to War: The 1940s 139 16 Exploring the Frontiers of Sound 147 17 The Melting-Pot of American Opera and Musical Theatre 157 18 Anxiety?s Son: Leonard Bernstein 168 19 The Age of Anxiety: Music in the Cold War Era 173 20 Making the Most of Minimalism 187 21 Today and into Tomorrow: Old Glory and New 197 22 Conclusion 216 Selected Bibliography 218 Index 220 About the Author 237
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Music -- United States -- History and criticism.