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Making Music Modern: New York in the 1920s

Carol J. Oja

Abstract

New York City witnessed a burst of creativity in the 1920s. This artistic renaissance is examined from the perspective of composers of classical and modern music who, along with writers, painters, and jazz musicians, were at the heart of early modernism in America. The book also illustrates how the aesthetic attitudes and institutional structures from the 1920s left a deep imprint on the arts over the 20th century. Aaron Copland, George Gershwin, Ruth Crawford Seeger, Virgil Thomson, William Grant Still, Edgard Varèse, Henry Cowell, Carl Ruggles, Marion Bauer, and Dane Rudhyar were the leaders ... More

Keywords: New York City, modernist music, Aaron Copland, George Gershwin, International Composers' Guild, League of Composers, Machine Age, American Dada, new music, composers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780195058499
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195058499.001.0001

Authors

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Carol J. Oja, author
College of William and Mary

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