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In 1780 the American Revolution was at a particularly low point, with American forces defeated at the battles of Camden and Long Island, and food and pay shortages driving many troops toward mutiny. Read the first page
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Engaging and Comprehensive Review of American Classical Music Oct. 31 2009
By KMWalker - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I originally got this book because I wanted to learn more about Scott Joplin's opera _Treemonisha_. I appreciated that Mr. Scherer took the time to contextualize the breadth of Joplin's work when I could find few other resources that did. That attention to the forgotten and underappreciated contributors to American music is one of the strengths and joys of the book. I have learned a great deal about composers and musicians of whom I knew little. As well, Mr. Scherer nicely explains the political, social and cultural background that helped to shape them and their music. (Surprisingly, it acted as a nice history review, reminding me of key events like the War of 1812 and showing how they were linked to other events during that time period.)

Mr. Scherer's writing style is engaging. While he clearly has a scholarly understanding of his subject, he speaks in laymen's terms with a passion for the material that cannot help but elicit an enthusiastic response. I plan to incorporate some of the music into my high school American Lit classes. I'd like to give my students a broader understanding of the periods that we study. Overall, this is a great resource, and I'm glad that it's a part of my library.
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An easy to read History of American Classical Music. Oct. 14 2013
By just an efriend - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Just buy it. I sampled it on my new Kindle (an old used Kindle). I was immediately thrilled that the content was organized, well-written, offered a clear timeline for events, and humorous asides that only enhance this work.

The author offers a clear writing style with historical events that shaped the artistic moment of a composer's life. Thoughtful and a find edition to my music book collection. I will likely purchase the hard copy...because it deserves a firm place on any musician's bookshelf.
Five Stars July 4 2014
By MauryK - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
A fine summary with excellent illustrative tracks on the CD and online.


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