Dr. Douglas Bomberger: American Music and the First World War
The year 1917 witnessed major changes in American musical culture. The German and Austrian expatriates who had dominated concert music in recent decades faced violent opposition when they were declared enemy aliens. The nervous energy of the time also made Americans receptive to the new genre of jazz, which first became a national craze in this year. Dr. Douglas Bomberger will discuss his research on this fascinating time in music history.
This program is part of World War I and America, a two-year national initiative of the Library of America presented in partnership with The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the National World War I Museum and Memorial, and other organizations, with generous support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
This program is free and open to the public.
- Tuesday, October 24, 2017
- 7:00am - 8:00pm
- High Library - Winters Alcove
- WWI Exhibit Programming