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The Queer Composition of America's SoundGay Modernists, American Music, and National Identity$
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Nadine Hubbs

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780520241848

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520241848.001.0001

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Queerness, Eruption, Bursting

Queerness, Eruption, Bursting

U.S. Musical Modernism at Midcentury

(p.152) 4. Queerness, Eruption, Bursting
The Queer Composition of America's Sound

Nadine Hubbs

University of California Press

This chapter traces a new history of midcentury musical modernism in the U.S. It suggests that political and cultural factors influenced compositional style and regime shifts. It highlights the decline of tonal Americana and of Aaron Copland's career as Dean of American Music and discusses the emergence of twelve-tone serialism and other complex music.

Keywords:   musical modernism, cultural factors, compositional style, tonal Americana, Aaron Copland, twelve-tone serialism, complexity music

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