Musical Metropolis

Los Angeles and the Creation of a Music Culture, 1880–1940

  • Authors
  • Kenneth H. Marcus

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Kenneth H. Marcus
    Pages 1-10
  3. Kenneth H. Marcus
    Pages 11-35
  4. Kenneth H. Marcus
    Pages 87-117
  5. Kenneth H. Marcus
    Pages 191-198
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 245-259

About this book


Decentralization and diversity characterized much of the performance of art music in Los Angeles. Decentralization defined the city's growth since the late-nineteenth century, and because the central city did not dominate music culture, as in the East and Midwest, a greater diversification of music emerged in the communities of Greater Los Angeles. Performers and audiencesincluded Latinos, Euro-Americans, Asian Americans, and African Americans, but the notion of diversity goes beyond ethnicity; it also includes 'media diversity', the presentation of music through a variety of media. recording, radio, film media strongly influenced music performance in the city as it grew into the epicenter of entertainment in America.


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