California Studies in 20th-Century Music

Music and Politics in San Francisco

From the 1906 Quake to the Second World War

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Publisher Description

This lively history immerses the reader in San Francisco’s musical life during the first half of the twentieth century, showing how a fractious community overcame virulent partisanship to establish cultural monuments such as the San Francisco Symphony (1911) and Opera (1923). Leta E. Miller draws on primary source material and first-hand knowledge of the music to argue that a utopian vision counterbalanced partisan interests and inspired cultural endeavors, including the San Francisco Conservatory, two world fairs, and America’s first municipally owned opera house. Miller demonstrates that rampant racism, initially directed against Chinese laborers (and their music), reappeared during the 1930s in the guise of labor unrest as WPA music activities exploded in vicious battles between administrators and artists, and African American and white jazz musicians competed for jobs in nightclubs.

GENRE
Arts & Entertainment
RELEASED
2011
October 4
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
384
Pages
PUBLISHER
University of California Press
SELLER
University of California Press
SIZE
7.8
MB

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