Reel Music

Reel Music


  • Release: 2006
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 526 page
  • ISBN: 0393925749
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Reel Music provides a thorough introduction to the basic terms and concepts students need to explore the significance of music in combination with film and dramatic performance. Covering both popular and symphonic film scores from the late nineteenth century to 2004, Reel Music avoids overwhelming students with an unmanageable number of films and composers, focusing instead on only the most significant works. Organized chronologically by era, the text examines film history in relation to trends in other artistic mediums, such as the development of rock and roll, and in the context of world and national events such as the Cold War, space exploration, and Vietnam [Publisher description]

Motor City Music

Motor City Music


  • Release: 2018-11-12
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 248 page
  • ISBN: 9780190882082
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This is the first-ever historical study across all musical genres in any American metropolis. Detroit in the 1940s-60s was not just "the capital of the twentieth century" for industry and the war effort, but also for the quantity and extremely high quality of its musicians, from jazz to classical to ethnic. The author, a Detroiter from 1943, begins with a reflection of his early life with his family and others, then weaves through the music traffic of all the sectors of a dynamic and volatile city. Looking first at the crucial rule of the public schools in fostering talent, Motor City Music surveys the neighborhoods of older European immigrants and of the later huge waves of black and white southerners who migrated to Detroit to serve the auto and defense industries. Jazz stars, polka band leaders, Jewish violinists, and figures like Lily Tomlin emerge in the spotlight. Shaping institutions, from the Ford Motor Company and the United Auto Workers through radio stations and Motown, all deployed music to bring together a city rent by relentless segregation, policing, and spasms of violence. The voices of Detroit's poets, writers, and artists round out the chorus.