Music in the New World

Music in the New World

Music in the New World

Music in the New World

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This seemed to be a propitious time to undertake a book on the history of music in the United States, for two reasons.

First, the past decade has produced important and numerous resources for a study of American music, partly as a result of the celebration of our country's Bicentennial. Printed and recorded materials covering an immense stylistic range of music have appeared in profusion, materials which were not available to the authors of the several excellent books on American music presently in print.

The most ambitious and comprehensive project has been New World Records, Recorded Anthology of American Music, Inc., executed under the direction of its president, Herman Krawitz. Funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, New World was originally planned as a set of 100 phonograph discs ranging over the entire 200-year history of our music since the Revolution. These were distributed . . .

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