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Fantasies of ImprovisationFree Playing in Nineteenth-Century Music

Fantasies of Improvisation: Free Playing in Nineteenth-Century Music

Dana Gooley

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190633585
eISBN:
9780190633615
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190633585.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book is the first history of keyboard improvisation in European music in the postclassical and romantic periods (c. 1815–1870). Grounded in primary sources, it documents practices of ... More

The Sound of a SuperpowerMusical Americanism and the Cold War

The Sound of a Superpower: Musical Americanism and the Cold War

Emily Abrams Ansari

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190649692
eISBN:
9780190649722
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190649692.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Classical composers seeking to create an American sound enjoyed unprecedented success during the 1930s and 1940s. Aaron Copland, Roy Harris, Howard Hanson, and others brought national and ... More

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