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America's Musical Life: A History

America's Musical Life: A History

Richard Crawford
4/5 (53 ratings)
"A superb, all-encompassing survey of music in America."—Kirkus Reviews.

Winner of the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award.

When it comes to American music, America's Musical Life is "the best one-volume history yet on the subject for musicians and enthusiasts, professional or amateur" . "Well-researched and sensitively constructed" and "a book that welcomes the reader, who is happy to keep returning for more" , America's Musical Life tells the story of American music making in rich detail.

In chronicling American music's bountiful heritage, this "superb book presents the whole sweep of U.S. cultivated and traditional music—from 16th-century Native American music through late 20th-century hip-hop culture." A substantial cultural achievement, "this definitive history of music in the U.S. is sure to delight music aficionados and history buffs alike, and is a must for anyone interested in what music has meant to America and what America has meant to music" . 200 illustrations.
Language
English
Pages
992
Format
Paperback
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Release
October 24, 2005
ISBN
0393327264
ISBN 13
9780393327267

America's Musical Life: A History

Richard Crawford
4/5 (53 ratings)
"A superb, all-encompassing survey of music in America."—Kirkus Reviews.

Winner of the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award.

When it comes to American music, America's Musical Life is "the best one-volume history yet on the subject for musicians and enthusiasts, professional or amateur" . "Well-researched and sensitively constructed" and "a book that welcomes the reader, who is happy to keep returning for more" , America's Musical Life tells the story of American music making in rich detail.

In chronicling American music's bountiful heritage, this "superb book presents the whole sweep of U.S. cultivated and traditional music—from 16th-century Native American music through late 20th-century hip-hop culture." A substantial cultural achievement, "this definitive history of music in the U.S. is sure to delight music aficionados and history buffs alike, and is a must for anyone interested in what music has meant to America and what America has meant to music" . 200 illustrations.
Language
English
Pages
992
Format
Paperback
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Release
October 24, 2005
ISBN
0393327264
ISBN 13
9780393327267

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