Music in America 1860–1918: Essays, Reviews, and Remarks on Critical Issues.

Timothy Mark Crain


In Music in America, 1860–1918, compiler and editor Bill Faucett presents a rich collection of first-hand historical reviews, accounts, and articles on both well-known topics, including the search for an American musical identity, and neglected aspects of American music, such as copyright issues during this era. While the volume offers no ground-breaking interpretations of the material (and Faucett does not claim such an interpretive intention), the primary significance of the compilation is the assembly of carefully chosen and valuable textual excerpts that draw attention to the role written representations had in the formation of America’s musical identity, rather than to musical works themselves.


American Music; 19th-Century Music; 20th-Century Music

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ISSN 2155-109X