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Author Smith, Catherine Parsons, 1933-2009.
Title Making music in Los Angeles : transforming the popular / Catherine Parsons Smith.
Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, [2007]
©2007

Subject Music -- Social aspects -- California -- Los Angeles -- History -- 20th century.
Music -- Social aspects -- California -- Los Angeles -- History -- 19th century.
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 376 pages) : illustrations
Note "Roth Family Foundation music in America imprint"--Page [i].
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-344) and index.
Contents Music making as popular practice -- Music for the "people". "The largest and most enthusiastic audience that ever has assembled in the city" : the National Opera Company of 1887 ; "A precarious means of living" : early working musicians and some of their jobs ; "Popular prices will prevail" : competing and cooperating impresarios ; Amateurs, professionals, and symphonies : Harley Hamilton and Edna Foy ; "Our awe struck vision" : a prominent impresario reconsidered -- Progressive-era musical idealism. The "true temple of art" : Philharmonic Auditorium and progressive ideology ; "Something of good for the future" : the People's Orchestra of 1912-1913 ; Producing Fairyland, 1915 ; Founding the Hollywood Bowl -- From progressive to ultramodern. Old competitors, new opera companies in 1925 ; The new negro movement in Los Angeles ; Welcoming the ultramodern ; Second thoughts ; Calling the tune : the Los Angeles Federal Music Project.
Summary A social history of music in Los Angeles from the 1880s to 1940, this title ventures into an often neglected period to discover that during America's Progressive Era, LA was a centre for making music long before it became a major metropolis.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780520933835 (electronic bk.)
0520933834 (electronic bk.)
9781435611375 (electronic bk.)
1435611373 (electronic bk.)
9780520251397 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0520251393 (cloth ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 182631045
Additional Format Print version: Smith, Catherine Parsons, 1933- Making music in Los Angeles. Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2007 9780520251397 0520251393 (DLC) 2006036207 (OCoLC)74987836