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The Resource Music in the age of anxiety : American music in the fifties, James Wierzbicki

Music in the age of anxiety : American music in the fifties, James Wierzbicki

Label
Music in the age of anxiety : American music in the fifties
Title
Music in the age of anxiety
Title remainder
American music in the fifties
Statement of responsibility
James Wierzbicki
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Derided for its conformity and consumerism, 1950s America paid a price in anxiety. Prosperity existed under the shadow of a mushroom cloud. Optimism wore a Bucky Beaver smile that masked worry over threats at home and abroad. But even dread could not quell the revolutionary changes taking place in virtually every form of mainstream music. Music historian James Wierzbicki sheds light on how the Fifties' pervasive moods affected its sounds. Moving across genres established--pop, country, opera--and transfigured--experimental, rock, jazz--Wierzbicki delves into the social dynamics that caused forms to emerge or recede, thrive or fade away. Red scares and white flight, sexual politics and racial tensions, technological progress and demographic upheaval--the influence of each rooted the music of this volatile period to its specific place and time. Yet Wierzbicki also reveals the host of underlying connections linking that most apprehensive of times to our own uneasy present." -- Publisher's description
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wierzbicki, James Eugene
Dewey number
781.64097309/045
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3477
LC item number
.W58 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Music in American life
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Music
  • Popular music
  • Music
  • Popular music
  • United States
  • Jazz
  • Musik
  • Popmusik
  • Rockmusik
  • USA
Label
Music in the age of anxiety : American music in the fifties, James Wierzbicki
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-272) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The pop music mainstream -- Rock 'n' roll -- Jazz -- Hollywood -- Broadway -- Opera -- The classical music mainstream -- Modernists -- Mavericks
Control code
ocn921425261
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 288 pages
Isbn
9780252081569
Lccn
2015035754
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o921425261
  • (OCoLC)921425261
Label
Music in the age of anxiety : American music in the fifties, James Wierzbicki
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-272) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The pop music mainstream -- Rock 'n' roll -- Jazz -- Hollywood -- Broadway -- Opera -- The classical music mainstream -- Modernists -- Mavericks
Control code
ocn921425261
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 288 pages
Isbn
9780252081569
Lccn
2015035754
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o921425261
  • (OCoLC)921425261

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