Second Thoughts

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:
Second Thoughts

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This chapter identifies the event that led music aficionados and audiences to rethink the ultramodern performances which were introduced in Los Angeles, arguing that the negative reaction to the ultramodern is actually a symptom of a wider cultural shift. It states that the changes in music making were the technological, the gender related, the entrepreneurial, and the now redefined popular, emphasizing that, after 1926, the Progressive-era culture of music making went through significant changes.

Keywords: ultramodern; negative reaction; cultural shift; music making; Progressive-era culture

Chapter.  5103 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: American Music

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