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Imagining Native America in Music

Michael V. Pisani


This book offers a comprehensive look at musical representations of native America from the pre-colonial past through the American West and up to the present. The discussion covers a wide range of topics, from the ballets of Lully in the court of Louis XIV to popular ballads of the nineteenth century; from eighteenth-century British-American theater to the musical theater of Irving Berlin; from chamber music by Dvôrák to film music for Apaches in Hollywood Westerns. The book demonstrates how European colonists and their descendants were fascinated by the idea of race and ethnicity in music, an ... More

Keywords: musical representations, native America, American West, popular ballads, British-American theater, musical theatre, Irving Berlin, European colonists, ethnicity, race

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780300108934
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300108934.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael V. Pisani, author