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Author Levy, Beth E. (Beth Ellen), 1972-

Title Frontier figures : American music and the mythology of the American West / Beth E. Levy.

Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, c2012.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    781.59 LEV    Available
Description xv, 449 p. : ill., music ; 24 cm.
Series California studies in 20th-century music ; 14
California studies in 20th-century music; 14.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: The course of empire -- Part One. Arthur Farwell's West : The Wa-wan and the West ; Western democracy, western landscapes, western music -- Part Two. Western encounters : Charles Wakefield Cadman and others: Encountering Indians ; Staging the West -- Part Three. American pastorals: West of Eden ; Power in the land ; Harvest home -- Part Four. Roy Harris : provincial cowboy, white hope: How Roy Harris became western ; Manifest destiny ; The composer as folk singer -- Part Five. Aaron Copland : from Orient to Occident: The saga of the prairies ; Communal song, cosmopolitan song ; Copland and the cinematic West -- Conclusion: On the trail.
Subject Music -- United States -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Legends -- West (U.S.) -- History and criticism.
West (U.S.) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
West (U.S.) -- History -- 1890-1945.
ISBN 9780520267763 (cloth : alk. paper)
0520267761 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780520267787 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0520267788 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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