MAKING MUSIC MODERNMAKING MUSIC MODERN
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- Copyright © 2000 by Carol J. Oja
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- Oja, Carol J., 1953–
- Making music modern : New York in the 1920s / Carol J. Oja.
- p. cm.
- Includes bibliographical references, discography, and index.
- ISBN 0-19-505849-6
- 1. Music—New York (State)—New York—20th century—History and criticism.
- 2. Composers—New York (State)—New York. I. Title.
- ML200.8.N5 O43 2000
- 780′.9747′ 109042—dc2199-052604
- Epigraph sources:
- Langston Hughes, “The Fascination of Cities,” Crisis 31 (January 1926).
- Gertrude Stein, “Composition as Explanation,” in What Are Masterpieces
- (London: Hogarth Press, 1926); reprinted in Selected Writings of Gertrude Stein,
- ed. Carl Van Vechten (New York: Random House, 1946).
- Manfred Bukofzer Publication Endowment
- of the American Musicological Society
- H. Earle Johnson Fund of the Society for American Music
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New York is truly the dream city—city
of the towers near God, city of hopes and
visions, of spires seeking in the windy
air loveliness and perfection.
—Langston Hughes, 1926
(p. xiv ) (p. 1 ) (p. 2 )
There is singularly nothing that makes a
difference a difference in beginning and
in the middle and in ending except that
each generation has something different
at which they are all looking.
—Gertrude Stein, 1926