Table of contents for A history of American classical music / by Barrymore Laurence Scherer.

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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 

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Music -- United States -- History and criticism.