Antonín Dvořák's New World Symphony (Oxford Keynotes) (Hardcover)

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Before Anton n Dvor k's New World Symphony became one of the most universally beloved pieces of classical music, it exposed the deep wounds of racism at the dawn of the Jim Crow era while serving as a flashpoint in broader debates about the American ideals of freedom and equality. Drawing from a diverse array of historical voices, author Douglas W. Shadle's richly textured account of the symphony's 1893 premiere shows that even the classical concert hall could not remain insulated from the country's racial politics.

About the Author

Douglas W. Shadle is Associate Professor of Musicology and Chair of the Department and Ethnomusicology at Vanderbilt University's Blair School of Music. He is the author of the award-winning Orchestrating the Nation: The Nineteenth-Century American Symphonic Enterprise.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780190645625
ISBN-10: 0190645628
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: March 12th, 2021
Pages: 208
Language: English
Series: Oxford Keynotes