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Music in a New Found Land: Themes and Developments in the History of American Music

Music in a New Found Land: Themes and Developments in the History of American Music (Paperback)

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The subject of this book is accurately defined by its subtitle. Music in a New Found Land does not pretend to be a comprehensive history of American music. Nor does Mellers strive to catalog what he considers to be authentic American music. Instead, he deals, in some detail, with comparatively few composers, most of whom have wellestablished reputations. It has always been difficult to separate American music from its immediate relevance to the twentieth century. Mellers' theme involves the relationship between "art" music, jazz and pop music; he sees the segregation of these genres as both illogical and artifi cial. If the pop music of Tin Pan Alley may be anti-art, it has also produced Gershwin, Ellington, and composing improvisers such as Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker, and Miles Davis. The study of American music is as relevant into any inquiry into a national culture as the study of American literature and painting. This book contains a large number of quotations from American writers, because Mellers thought American sensibility should parallel, reinforce, and comment on American music.

In sum, this is the closest available one-volume history of American music, and a window into American culture.

Music & DanceDanceMusic reviews & criticismMusic & DanceMusic BooksMusic: styles & genresSacred & religious musicMusic & DanceMusic BooksMusic: styles & genresWestern "classical" music Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc Publication Date: 01/08/2009 ISBN-13: 9781412809962  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Wilfrid Mellers (1914-2008) was an English music critic, composer, and musicologist as well as professor emeritus of music at the University of York. He is the author of numerous books including Celestial Music?: Some Masterpieces of European Religious Music, Singing in the Wilderness: Music and Ecology in the Twentieth Century, and Between Old Worlds and New.

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