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Musical Metropolis: Los Angeles and the Creation of a Music Culture, 1880-1940

Marcus, Kenneth

Editore: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN 10: 1403964181 / ISBN 13: 9781403964182
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Titolo: Musical Metropolis: Los Angeles and the ...

Casa editrice: Palgrave Macmillan

Legatura: Hardcover

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Riassunto: This fascinating cultural history of music in Los Angeles focuses on orchestral performance from the late nineteenth century through World War II. Decentralization defined Los Angeles's growth since the late nineteenth century, and because the central city did not dominate the city's music culture as was the case in cities of the East and Midwest, a greater diversification of music emerged. Performers and audiences included Latinos, Euro-Americans, Asian Americans, and African Americans, but the notion of diversity in the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century city went well beyond ethnicity--it also included a "media diversity," as the city's musical output was presented through a variety of channels including recordings, radio, and film. These media strongly influenced the musical culture of Los Angeles, which in turn influenced the musical culture of America at large as the city grew into the nation's epicenter of entertainment. The book features a CD providing examples of much of the music examined. In addition, there are further support materials on the author's website:

Dal risvolto interno: "As Tennyson said of Camelot, Los Angeles was a city built to music. Choirs, touring opera companies, a symphony orchestra, musical pageants, the Hollywood Bowl, film scores of surprising power, and radio provided building blocks of identity for the City of Angels equal to aqueduct, automobile, or freeway. Comprehensively, Kenneth H. Marcus has assembled the story and scores of the music that helped build a city."--Kevin Starr, University Professor of History, University of Southern California and State Librarian Emeritus

" Musical Metropolis is a skillfully researched account which addresses the relatively unexamined subject of music in the cultural life of Los Angeles between 1880 and 1940. It examines the unique aspects of the city's regional culture distinguished by geographic and ethnic differences. This richly detailed study also highlights the local development of film, radio, and recorded music, noting its consequent impact on worldwide audiences. Readers will benefit from the fact that examples of the broad range of musical genres discussed are represented on the accompanying CD."--Gloria Ricci Lothrop, Professor of History Emerita, California State University, Northridge

" Musical Metropolis is a terrific book: both a history of musical expression in Los Angeles and an insightful cultural history of the city."--William Deverell, Director, Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West

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