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Strong Arts, Strong Schools: The Promising Potential and Shortsighted Disregard of the Arts in American Schooling

Charles Fowler

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195148336
eISBN:
9780199849154
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148336.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

This book presents a case for teaching the arts to all children. It argues that, far from a luxury, the arts are a vitally important part of our society and our schools. Highlighting the crucial ... More


From Goloopchik (1945) to The Guests (1949)

Howard Pollack

in Marc Blitzstein: His Life, His Work, His World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199791590
eISBN:
9780199949625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791590.003.0016
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This chapter considers Blitzstein’s few years of co-habitation with Bill Hewitt; his continued leftist activities, including his involvement with the American-Soviet Music Society and his support for ... More


Mavericks and Other Traditions in American Music

Michael Broyles

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100457
eISBN:
9780300127898
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100457.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

From colonial times to the present, American composers have lived on the fringes of society and defined themselves in large part as outsiders. This book considers the tradition of maverick composers ... More


Conservative Transcendentalist or Modernist Firebrand?: Ives and His First Publics, 1921–1934

David C. Paul

in Charles Ives in the Mirror: American Histories of an Iconic Composer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037498
eISBN:
9780252094699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037498.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on Charles E. Ives's self-promotional activities during the period from 1921 to 1934. Its point of departure is an analysis of Essays Before a Sonata, published by Ives as a ... More


“The Folk of the Nation”: No Horses Need Apply

Peter Gough and Peggy Seeger

in Sounds of the New Deal: The Federal Music Project in the West

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039041
eISBN:
9780252097010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039041.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter provides a definition of folk music. Precise definition of the term folk music has long confounded scholars and been the source of endless debate and controversy; general agreements, ... More


Introduction: Remembering Philip Brett

Philip Brett

in Music and Sexuality in Britten: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520246096
eISBN:
9780520939127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246096.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter opens with a discussion of the past experience of the author with Philip Brett. He recalls one evening in 1986 when he met Philip Brett at the annual meeting of the American ... More


Prologue

James Wierzbicki

in Music in the Age of Anxiety: American Music in the Fifties

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040078
eISBN:
9780252098277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040078.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This introductory chapter explains how music is considered less as a phenomenon unto itself than as a manifestation of the conditions under which it emerged or receded. The music under consideration ... More


Postscript: “So What Do You Think about Ives?”

David C. Paul

in Charles Ives in the Mirror: American Histories of an Iconic Composer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037498
eISBN:
9780252094699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037498.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American

In this postscript, the author offers some thoughts about what Charles E. Ives has meant to him, and more specifically, why he decided to write a book about his reception. In particular, he reflects ... More


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