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Music and politics in San Francisco : from the 1906 quake to the Second World War / Leta E. Miller.

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Author/Creator:
Miller, Leta E.
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2012
Imprint:
Berkeley : University of California Press, c2012.
Format:
  • Book
  • xiv, 365 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Title Variation:
Music & politics in San Francisco
Note:
"Roth Family Foundation music in America imprint"--Prelim.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 315-341) and index.
Contents:
  • The Paris of the West : San Francisco at the turn of the century
  • The politics of class : the San Francisco Symphony, the People's Philharmonic, and the lure of European culture (1911-1930)
  • The politics of race : Chinatown, forbidden and alluring
  • Interlude 1 : two musical tributes to San Francisco's Chinatown
  • The politics of labor : the union(s), the clubs and theaters, and the predicament of black musicians
  • Musical utopias : Ada Clement, Ernest Bloch, and the San Francisco Conservatory
  • Opera : the people's music or a diversion for the rich?
  • The despair of the Depression and the clash of race
  • Ultramodernism and other contemporary offerings : looking west, challenging the East
  • The politics of work : idealism confronts bureaucracy in the Federal Music Project
  • Interlude 2 : highlights from San Francisco's Federal Music Project : Take your choice and Keeton's concert spirituals
  • Welcoming the world : San Francisco's fairs of 1915 and 1939-1940
  • Aftermath.
Series:
California studies in 20th-century music ; 13.
Subjects:
ISBN:
9780520268913
0520268911

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