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Jazz & the Germans : essays on the influence of "hot" American idioms on the 20th-century German music / Michael J. Budds, editor.

Other author/creatorBudds, Michael J., 1947-
Format Book and Print
Publication InfoHillsdale, NY : Pendragon Press, ©2002.
Description213 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Variant title Jazz and the Germans
Series Monographs and bibliographies in American music ; no. 17
Monographs and bibliographies in American music ; no. 17. ^A377551
Contents The new world enriches the old / Michael J. Budd -- Jonny's jazz: from Kabarett to Krenek / Alan Lareau -- Jazz leaves home: the dissemination of "hot" music to central Europe / Frank Tirro -- European perceptions of ragtime: Hindemith and Stravinsky / E. Douglas Bomberger -- American popular music in Weill's Royal place and Krenek's Jonny spielt auf: influences and usage / Dane Heuchemer -- East meets West: contributions of Mátyás Seiber to jazz in Germany / Kathryn Smith Bowers -- Hanns Eisler: jazz as a weapon / Joachim Lucchesi -- Controlling degenerate music: jazz in the Third Reich / David Snowball -- The evolution of jazz culture in Frankfurt: a memoir / Carlo Böhlander -- The influence of American music on a German composer / Heinz Werner Zimmermann.
Abstract Many commentators have observed that the influence of jazz and related popular musics on musical practice beyond American borders should be considered one of the most dynamic developments of the twentieth century. This collection of essays concentrates on American influences in Germany, where such unlikely "foreign" elements enjoyed a remarkable vogue for much of the past century, not only in the realm of popular culture but in the realm of the arts as well. Against the tumultuous social and political upheavals of modern Germany there evolved a fascinating musical sound track that introduced German musicians and their public to ragtime, spirituals, the blues, later dance music, and jazz with resulting opportunities for imitation and assimilation. In this volume American scholars from various academic perspectives are joined by German musician-scholars.
General noteIncludes works list: pages 194-199.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references, discography (pages 200-201), and index.
LCCN 2001058056

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