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Music and Politics in San Francisco: From the 1906 Quake to the Second World War

Leta Miller

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520268913
eISBN:
9780520950092
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268913.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This history immerses the reader in San Francisco's musical life during the first half of the twentieth century, showing how a fractious community overcame virulent partisanship to establish cultural ... More


The Politics of Class: The San Francisco Symphony, the People's Philharmonic, and the Lure of European Culture (1911–1930)

Leta E. Miller

in Music and Politics in San Francisco: From the 1906 Quake to the Second World War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520268913
eISBN:
9780520950092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268913.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

The San Francisco Symphony opened its first season on December 8, 1911. Considering that the city was, at the time, the largest urban center west of Saint Louis, its entry into the symphonic realm ... More


Ultramodernism and other Contemporary Offerings: Looking West, Challenging the East

Leta E. Miller

in Music and Politics in San Francisco: From the 1906 Quake to the Second World War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520268913
eISBN:
9780520950092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268913.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American

The San Francisco Symphony's repertory under Hadley and Hertz may have been appealing to the public, but it made few claims to adventurousness. Hadley, of course, was just getting a new organization ... More


The Despair of the Depression and the Clash of Race

Leta E. Miller

in Music and Politics in San Francisco: From the 1906 Quake to the Second World War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520268913
eISBN:
9780520950092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268913.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

By the time Alfred Hertz retired in 1930 as conductor of the San Francisco Symphony, the orchestra was in serious financial trouble. Nevertheless, for two more seasons the Musical Association (MA) ... More


The Four Sections (1987)

Steve Reich

in Writings on Music 1965–2000: 1965-2000

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195151152
eISBN:
9780199850044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151152.003.0038
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter presents Reich's thoughts about The Four Sections, which as commissioned by the San Francisco Symphony in honor of its seventy-fifth Anniversary. The title refers to the four sections of ... More


Corraling a Herd of Musical Mavericks

Richard Taruskin

in The Danger of Music and Other Anti-Utopian Essays

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249776
eISBN:
9780520942790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249776.003.0024
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter presents information on the theme and programs of the San Francisco Symphony's American Mavericks festival. Michael Tilson Thomas, the orchestra's music director worked hard to invest ... More


Notation and Representation: How We Get ’Em to Crack the Code

Gena R. Greher and Jesse M. Heines

in Computational Thinking in Sound: Teaching the Art and Science of Music and Technology

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199826179
eISBN:
9780197563182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199826179.003.0009
Subject:
Computer Science, Audio Processing

Music can and does exist without notation. In fact, its existence predates what we have come to accept as traditional music notation. Many musical traditions have thrived for centuries without any ... More


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