Journals Higher Education



Published: 12 June 2018

288 Pages | 24 illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190649692

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The Sound of a Superpower

Musical Americanism and the Cold War

Emily Abrams Ansari

  • Revises the current understanding of the effect of the Cold War on musical Americanism
  • Offers new sources that show how American composers viewed their work as political during the 50s and 60s
  • Examines these composers' work with government, never before documented in this level of detail
  • Sources include goverment documents, musical works, and the personal papers of composers