Crosscurrents
American and European Music in Interaction, 1900–2000

Throughout the 20th century, exchanges between North America and Europe were vital to the development of musical life on both sides of the Atlantic.
American musicians studied in Europe; European musicians visited the U. S. or were driven into exile there; orchestras and soloists crisscrossed the ocean to give concert tours; music festivals attracted an international clientele; and printed music, recordings, journalism, radio, and eventually the internet flowed freely within a transatlantic circuit.
This volume, resulting from an international conference held at Harvard University and the University of Munich, explores these and other musical interactions between the two continents, showing how a postcolonial imbalance of cultural power at the opening of the century has given way to an increasing sense of encounters between equals.

Crosscurrents: American and European Music in Interaction, 1900-2000
ed. Felix Meyer, Carol J. Oja, Wolfgang Rathert, and Anne C. Shreffler

A publication by the Paul Sacher Foundation
Woodbridge, Suffolk: The Boydell Press, 2014

34 essays und 2 interviews in English
527 pp., hardcover, GBP 40
ISBN 978 1 84383 900 2