The Queer Composition of America's Sound: Gay Modernists, American Music, and National Identity

[Nadine Hubbs] ↠ The Queer Composition of Americas Sound: Gay Modernists, American Music, and National Identity ☆ Download Online eBook or Kindle ePUB. The Queer Composition of Americas Sound: Gay Modernists, American Music, and National Identity Focusing on a talented circle that included Aaron Copland, Virgil Thomson, Leonard Bernstein, Marc Blitzstein, Paul Bowles, David Diamond, and Ned Rorem, The Queer Composition of Americas Sound homes in on the role of these artists self-identification—especially with tonal music, French culture, and homosexuality—in the creation of a musical idiom that even today signifies America in commercials, movies, radio and television, and the concert hall.. In this vibrant and pion

The Queer Composition of America's Sound: Gay Modernists, American Music, and National Identity

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Rating : 4.76 (757 Votes)
Asin : 0520241851
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 293 Pages
Publish Date : 2017-08-17
Language : English

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Queer as folk, queer as classical Jon Hunt "The Queer Composition of America's Sound", a new contribution by Nadine Hubbs, tackles a subject which is as fascinating in concept as it is mystifying in content. How is it that the premiere American composers of the twentieth century happened to be identified. "Okay, but there's still Unanswered Questions" according to Jeff Abell. When I first heard the title of Nadine Hubbs new book, I remarked to a friend, well, there's one less book I'll have to write. Which is another way of saying, issues about gay American composers, and music and gender in general, interest me (professionally and p. More than the title T.N. This book is clearly a labor of love by a scholar who knows and cares about her subject passionately. It is also of value to any more generally interested in cultural history, queer studies, or the history of the arts. There is a far amount of summary and synthe

"What does music have to do with homosexuality, or homosexuality with music? That is the question Hubbs explores through a breathtakingly original history of the mid-twentieth-century gay American composers who produced 'America's sound.' Hubbs shows how sexual desire, aesthetic practice, and social identity shape one another and define specific forms of human consciousness. Halperin, author of Saint Foucault; "Compellingly argued and beautifully written, The Queer Composition of America's Sound will no doubt raise controversy, but it will be required reading for musicologists, Americanists, and queer theorists." - Susan McClary, author of Conventional Wisdom" . Her recovery of the homosexual roots of American musical modernism is ultimately a study in the sexuality of culture itself." - David M

Focusing on a talented circle that included Aaron Copland, Virgil Thomson, Leonard Bernstein, Marc Blitzstein, Paul Bowles, David Diamond, and Ned Rorem, The Queer Composition of America's Sound homes in on the role of these artists' self-identification—especially with tonal music, French culture, and homosexuality—in the creation of a musical idiom that even today signifies "America" in commercials, movies, radio and television, and the concert hall.. In this vibrant and pioneering book, Nadine Hubbs shows how a gifted group of Manhattan-based gay composers were pivotal in creating a distinctive "American sound" and in the process served as architects of modern American identity

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