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Struggling to Define a Nation

American Music and the Twentieth Century

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Struggling to Define a Nation by Charles Hiroshi Garrett
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Identifying music as a vital site of cultural debate, "Struggling to Define a Nation" captures the dynamic, contested nature of musical life in the United States. In an engaging blend of music analysis and cultural critique, Charles Hiroshi Garrett examines a dazzling array of genres - including art music, jazz, popular song, ragtime, and Hawaiian music - and numerous well-known musicians, such as Charles Ives, Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, and Irving Berlin. Garrett argues that rather than a single, unified vision, an exploration of the past century reveals a contested array of musical perspectives on the nation, each one advancing a different facet of American identity through sound.

Author Biography

Charles Hiroshi Garrett is Assistant Professor of Musicology at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance. He is Editor in Chief of The Grove Dictionary of American Music, second edition.
Release date NZ
September 19th, 2008
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
7 b-w photographs, 3 tables, 20 music examples
Imprint
University of California Press
Pages
312
Dimensions
152x229x19
ISBN-13
9780520254879
Product ID
2667448

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