The Great American Symphony : Music, the Depression, and War / Nicholas Tawa.

The years of the Great Depression, World War II, and their aftermath brought a sea change in American music. This period of economic, social, and political adversity can truly be considered a musical golden age. In the realm of classical music, Aaron Copland, Samuel Barber, Howard Hanson, Virgil Tho...

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Main Author: Tawa, Nicholas E.
Format: eBook
Published: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2009.
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Table of Contents:
  • Preliminaries. Attitudes
  • The times
  • Symphonism ascendant
  • The symphony's public role
  • Symphonies of the mid- to late thirties. The romantic symphony : Barber
  • The spiritual symphony : Hanson
  • The all-American symphony : Harris
  • The muscular symphony : Schuman
  • The civil symphony : Carpenter
  • Afterthought : Thomson and Cowell
  • Symphonies of the war years. Wartime attitudes
  • The commemorative symphony : Antheil
  • The aesthetic symphony : Diamond
  • The dramatic symphony : Bernstein
  • The masterly symphony : Piston
  • The ambivalent symphony : Barber
  • The theatrical symphony : Blitzstein
  • Symphonies of the immediate postwar years. The conservatorial symphony : Moore
  • The dynamic symphony : Mennin
  • The plain-spoken symphony : Thompson
  • The August symphony : Copland
  • The self-reliant symphony : Creston
  • The knotty symphony : Sessions
  • American symphonies after 1950. The symphony in the leanest years
  • The symphony after 1990.