Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Mavericks and Other Traditions in American Music$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Michael Broyles

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780300100457

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300100457.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM YALE SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.yale.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Yale University Press, 2017. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in YSO for personal use (for details see http://www.yale.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 20 November 2017

Looking Forward

Looking Forward

“The End of the Renaissance?”!

Chapter:
(p.297) Chapter 12 Looking Forward
Source:
Mavericks and Other Traditions in American Music
Author(s):

Broyles Michael

Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300100457.003.0012

American mavericks dramatically transformed the musical world in the twentieth century. The end of the Renaissance was heralded not by the serialists or the free atonalists that defined an avant-garde style after World War II, but by a group of experimentalists who rejected the premises upon which the very definition of art music was based. Yet what may be the turning point toward a new musical culture occurred on November 13, 1940, when Walt Disney premiered Fantasia, a film that became the subject of debate in the classical music establishment and whose implications were explored by the mavericks such as Edgard Varèse, Harry Partch, and John Cage. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s the visual was exploited by most popular music acts in different ways. Concerts themselves always had and continue to have a strong visual element. In the 1990s, a new phenomenon emerged: the formation of classical ensembles based on visual appeal. The visual element is most prominent in opera.

Keywords:   mavericks, musical culture, Fantasia, classical music, Edgard Varèse, Harry Partch, popular music, visual element, opera, Renaissance

Yale Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.