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Author Horowitz, Joseph, 1948-
Title Dvořák's prophecy : and the vexed fate of Black classical music / Joseph Horowitz ; [foreword by George Shirley].
Publication Info. New York : W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., [2022]
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Location Call No. Status
 Stack 12  780.973 H    IN LIBRARY
Edition First edition.
Description xxiii, 229 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [205]-214) and index.
Contents Foreword / by George Shirley -- Using the past -- Dvořak, American music, and race. Dvořák's prophecy ; Dvořák's progeny: Burleigh and Coleridge-Taylor ; The Black symphonists ; Porgy and Bess ; The appropriation debate -- In defense of nostalgia. James Gibbons Huneker and the "Old Guard" ; In defense of nostalgia ; Henry Edward Krehbiel and "Negro melodies" ; The fragmentation of culture -- Nostalgic subversions. Using the vernacular: Mark Twain and Charles Ives ; Race and the moral core ; The transcendentalist past -- Oedipal revolt. The useless past: Van Wyck Brooks and the myth of the "Gilded Age" ; The useless past: Virgil Thomson, Aaron Copland, and the standard narrative ; Leonard Bernstein and the Ives Case ; Copland and Mexico ; Postscript: The standard narrative and the CIA -- The bifurcation of American music. Why American classical music stayed white ; Was there a usable musical past? ; Using Whitman and Melville ; Confluence ; The souls of Black folk -- Classical music Black and "Red". Rediscovering William Levi Dawson ; Rediscovering Florence Price ; Rediscovering Nathaniel Dett ; America's forbidden composer -- Using history: a personal quest. The condition of pastlessness ; Culture and "social control" ; Trigger warnings ; Reencountering Harry Burleigh ; Reencountering John Singer Sargent ; Reencountering Arthur Farwell ; Porgy and Dvořák's prophecy -- Summing up. A new paradigm ; The paradigm summarized ; Dvořák's prophecy.
Subject Music -- United States -- History and criticism.
African Americans -- Music -- History and criticism.
Music -- United States -- African American influences.
Music and race -- United States.
Added Author Shirley, George, author of foreword.
Added Title Vexed fate of Black classical music
ISBN 9780393881240 (hardcover)
0393881245 (hardcover)
9780393881257 electronic book
Standard No. 40030880419