WorldCat Identities

Tawa, Nicholas E.

Overview
Works: 35 works in 129 publications in 1 language and 10,075 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography 
Roles: Author, Other, Artist
Classifications: ML200.5, 780.973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Nicholas E Tawa
 
Most widely held works by Nicholas E Tawa
A sound of strangers : musical culture, acculturation, and the post-Civil War ethnic American by Nicholas E Tawa( Book )

8 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great American symphony : music, the Depression, and war by Nicholas E Tawa( Book )

11 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: The years of the Great Depression, World War II, and their aftermath brought a sea change in American music. This period of economic, social, and political adversity can truly be considered a musical golden age. In the realm of classical music, Aaron Copland, Samuel Barber, Howard Hanson, Virgil Thompson, and Leonard Bernstein-among others-produced symphonic works of great power and lasting beauty during these troubled years. It was during this critical decade and a half that contemporary writers on American culture began to speculate about "the Great American Symphony" and looked to these composers for music that would embody the spirit of the nation. In this volume, Nicholas Tawa concludes that they succeeded, at the very least, in producing music that belongs in the cultural memory of every American. Tawa introduces the symphonists and their major works from the romanticism of Barber and the "all-American" Roy Harris through the theatrics of Bernstein and Marc Blitzstein to the broad-shouldered appeal of Thompson and Copland. Tawa's musical descriptions are vivid and personal, and invite music lovers and trained musicians alike to turn again to the marvelous and lasting music of this time
Mainstream music of early twentieth century America : the composers, their times, and their works by Nicholas E Tawa( Book )

8 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Serenading the reluctant eagle : American musical life, 1925-1945 by Nicholas E Tawa( Book )

7 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

High-minded and low-down : music in the lives of Americans, 1800-1861 by Nicholas E Tawa( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art music in the American society : the condition of art music in the late twentieth century by Nicholas E Tawa( Book )

8 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A most wondrous babble : American art composers, their music, and the American scene, 1950-1985 by Nicholas E Tawa( Book )

8 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The way to Tin Pan Alley : American popular song, 1866-1910 by Nicholas E Tawa( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sweet songs for gentle Americans : the parlor song in America, 1790-1860 by Nicholas E Tawa( Book )

6 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Supremely American : popular song in the 20th century : styles and singers and what they said about America by Nicholas E Tawa( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a study of the way in which popular words and music relate to American life. The question of what popular song was, and why it came into existence, as well as how each song fit within the context of the larger 20th Century society are considered and explained clearly and fruitfully. Songs of the Jazz Age and Swing Era are considered primarily in terms of song-types and their relation to the times. Post World War II songs are shown to have splintered into a multitude of different styles and variations within each style. Many 20th Century songs came to be closely identified with particular singers and performance groups, shifting the attention to the styles identified with particular performers and the audiences they reached. Tawa avoids overly-technical vocabulary, making this examination of hundreds of popular songs accessible to a wide variety of readers seeking to better their understanding of the often perplexing musical landscape of the time [Publisher description]
From psalm to symphony : a history of music in New England by Nicholas E Tawa( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The coming of age of American art music : New England's classical Romanticists by Nicholas E Tawa( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American composers and their public : a critical look by Nicholas E Tawa( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A music for the millions : antebellum democratic attitudes and the birth of American popular music by Nicholas E Tawa( Book )

10 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arthur Foote : a musician in the frame of time and place by Nicholas E Tawa( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American solo songs through 1865( )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American solo songs 1866 through 1910( )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American solo songs through 1865( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ives and the New England school by Nicholas E Tawa( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The parlor song in America, 1790-1860 by Nicholas E Tawa( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The great American symphony : music, the Depression, and war
Alternative Names
Tawa, Nicholas

Tawa, Nicholas 1923-2011

Tawa Nicholas E. 1923-....

Tawa, Nicolas

Languages
English (109)

Covers
Mainstream music of early twentieth century America : the composers, their times, and their worksHigh-minded and low-down : music in the lives of Americans, 1800-1861A most wondrous babble : American art composers, their music, and the American scene, 1950-1985Sweet songs for gentle Americans : the parlor song in America, 1790-1860Supremely American : popular song in the 20th century : styles and singers and what they said about AmericaFrom psalm to symphony : a history of music in New EnglandArthur Foote : a musician in the frame of time and place