By Neal Gabler
Publish yr note; First released September 1st 1988
Winner of the Los Angeles Times ebook Award for heritage, this "wonderful background of the golden age of the motion picture moguls" (Chicago Tribune ) is a provocative, unique, and richly interesting workforce biography of the Jewish immigrants who have been the relocating forces at the back of the construction of America's movie industry.
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Its unfolding in time is the most basic place to start understanding it. This aspect of music is summed up by the term rhythm. 1 | Rhythm “Rhythm might be described as, to the world of sound, what light is to the world of sight. ” Edith Sitwell, poet and critic, 1965 The fundamental role of rhythm in the experience of music is taken for granted in our culture — and in most other cultures as well. Rhythm is the main driving force in music both popular and classical, music of all ages and all cultures.
345 automobiles, telephones, movies, and phonographs — all were in 1930 Still, Afro-American Symphony p. 348 1931 Ravel, Piano Concerto in G p. 337 1936 Bartók, Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta p. 341 today’s society in an early form. Large cities, industrialization, place by the early years of the twentieth century. Hence the society treated in this unit will strike us as fairly familiar, compared to the societies of earlier centuries. But the classical music produced in this period may strike us as anything but familiar.
It stems especially from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the period from around 1700 to 1900, beginning with Vivaldi, Bach, and Handel, including Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven, and concluding with Mahler, Debussy, and Stravinsky. This central historical period of classical music, together with its outgrowths across the twentieth century and into our own time, forms the main coverage of Listen. This coverage is a historical one in that it is arranged in chronological order, with careful attention paid to the sequence of musical styles and to the influence of each on successive ones.