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Sounding American: Hollywood, Opera, and Jazz

  • Author: Fleeger, Jennifer
An intellectually robust work, Sounding American not only makes an important contribution to histories of film music, but also revises in significant ways our accepted definition of the classical... More…



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  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1 Archiving America: Sound Technology and Musical Representation
  • Chapter 2 Opera Cut Short: From the Castrato to the Film Fragment
  • Chapter 3 Selling Jazz Short: Hollywood and the Fantasy of Musical Agency
  • Chapter 4 Opera and Jazz in the Score: Toward a New Spectatorship
  • Conclusion
  • Bibliography
  • Filmography
  • Index