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The “True Temple of Art”: Philharmonic Auditorium and Progressive Ideology

Catherine Parsons Smith

in Making Music in Los Angeles

Published by University of California Press

Published in print October 2007 | ISBN: 9780520251397
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520933835 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520251397.003.0007
The “True Temple of Art”: Philharmonic Auditorium and Progressive Ideology

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This chapter examines the role of music in the Progressive movement, taking a look at the Temple Auditorium, which was founded by Clara Bradley and became one of the cornerstones of the Progressive movement. It then looks at the largest success of musical progressivism in Los Angeles, which occurred after political Progressivism disappeared in Southern California.

Keywords: musical progressivism; Progressive movement; Temple Auditorium; Clara Bradley; political Progressivism

Chapter.  4106 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: American Music

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