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The Resource The new Negroes and their music : the success of the Harlem Renaissance, Jon Michael Spencer

The new Negroes and their music : the success of the Harlem Renaissance, Jon Michael Spencer

Label
The new Negroes and their music : the success of the Harlem Renaissance
Title
The new Negroes and their music
Title remainder
the success of the Harlem Renaissance
Statement of responsibility
Jon Michael Spencer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Boldy conceived and compellingly argued, this revisionist work offers a new interpretation of the Harlem Renaissance by focusing on its music. Jon Michael Spencer challenges the emphasis of earlier historical studies - which have tended to bypass music in favor of literature - as well as their general conclusion that the Renaissance was a failure." "Spencer's discussion encompasses the music and writings of a wide range of important figures, including James Weldon Johnson, Harry T. Burleigh, Roland Hayes, Marian Anderson, Alain Locke, William Grant Still, R. Nathaniel Dett, and Dorothy Maynor. He argues that the singular accomplishment of the Harlem Renaissance composers and musicians was to achieve a "two-tiered mastery" promoted by Johnson, Locke, the Harmon award, and Crisis and Opportunity magazines. Their work, Spencer says, drew on the "mood and spirit" of African American folk music while mastering the forms and techniques of the European classical tradition in music." "Spencer also contends, with Locke, that the Harlem Renaissance had its roots in the turn of the century and extended for three decades beyond the 1920s. He thus contests assertions that the arrival of the Great Depression effectively ended the Renaissance, as issues of economic survival allegedly subsumed artistic aspirations. In positing a much longer period for the Renaissance and offering evidence for it, Spencer argues that this flowering of African American creative endeavor constitutes a major cultural legacy that can only be described as a resounding success."--Jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Spencer, Jon Michael
Dewey number
780/.89/9607307471
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3556
LC item number
.S77 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • Music
  • Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
  • Harlem Renaissance
  • African Americans
  • Harlem Renaissance
  • Intellectual life
  • Music
  • New York (State)
  • New York (State)
Label
The new Negroes and their music : the success of the Harlem Renaissance, Jon Michael Spencer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-163) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A power that will some day be applied to higher forms -- Wild dreams of bringing glory and honor to the Negro race -- The terrible handicap of working as a Negro composer -- A problem which could be solved by the simple rules of justice
Control code
ocm34958746
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxii, 171 pages
Isbn
9780870499678
Lccn
96025273
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The new Negroes and their music : the success of the Harlem Renaissance, Jon Michael Spencer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-163) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A power that will some day be applied to higher forms -- Wild dreams of bringing glory and honor to the Negro race -- The terrible handicap of working as a Negro composer -- A problem which could be solved by the simple rules of justice
Control code
ocm34958746
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxii, 171 pages
Isbn
9780870499678
Lccn
96025273
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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