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Alan Jay LernerA Lyricist's Letters

Alan Jay Lerner: A Lyricist's Letters

Dominic McHugh

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199949274
eISBN:
9780199394890
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199949274.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

Alan Jay Lerner was the lyricist of some of the most beloved musicals of all time, including My Fair Lady, Gigi, Brigadoon, and Camelot. Yet much of his work is less well known and his career has ... More

Anxiety MutedAmerican Film Music in a Suburban Age

Anxiety Muted: American Film Music in a Suburban Age

Stanley C. Pelkey and Anthony Bushard (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199936151
eISBN:
9780190204662
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936151.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Familiar entertainment icons, stories, and signs from the 1950s and 1960s continue to resonate within contemporary American society and culture. Both the political Left and Right invoke the events ... More

Anything GoesA History of American Musical Theatre

Anything Goes: A History of American Musical Theatre

Ethan Mordden

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199892839
eISBN:
9780199367696
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892839.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This book looks at the musical, from The Beggar's Opera to Wicked. Looking at Star Comic and Sweetheart Heroine; the war between musical comedy and operetta; the rise of the sexy story in the 1920s; ... More

The AstairesFred & Adele

The Astaires: Fred & Adele

Kathleen Riley

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199738410
eISBN:
9780199932955
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738410.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance, Popular

Before ‘Fred and Ginger’, there was ‘Fred and Adele’, a show business partnership and a cultural sensation like no other. It is difficult in our ‘celebrity’-sated era to comprehend what a genuine ... More

Austin City LimitsA History

Austin City Limits: A History

Tracey E. W. Laird

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199812417
eISBN:
9780199394319
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812417.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Austin City Limits comprises nearly four decades of changes in civic identity, media, and in potential ways people experience musical meaning. This book acts as a prism pulling together the singular ... More

Back to the FiftiesNostalgia, Hollywood Film, and Popular Music of the Seventies and Eighties

Back to the Fifties: Nostalgia, Hollywood Film, and Popular Music of the Seventies and Eighties

Michael D. Dwyer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199356836
eISBN:
9780199356867
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199356836.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

This book examines the explosion of Fifties nostalgia in Hollywood film and popular music from the early 1970s to the late 1980s. In these years, Hollywood produced a slew of nostalgia films and ... More

Benny Goodman's Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert

Benny Goodman's Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert

Catherine Tackley

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195398304
eISBN:
9780190268077
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195398304.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

On January 16, 1938 Benny Goodman brought his swing orchestra to America’s venerated home of European classical music, Carnegie Hall. The resulting concert—widely considered one of the most ... More

Beyond A Love SupremeJohn Coltrane and the Legacy of an Album

Beyond A Love Supreme: John Coltrane and the Legacy of an Album

Tony Whyton

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199733231
eISBN:
9780190268121
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199733231.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

Recorded by his quartet in a single session in 1964, John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme is widely considered one of the greatest jazz albums of all time. A significant record of Coltrane’s transition ... More

Bits and PiecesA History of Chiptunes

Bits and Pieces: A History of Chiptunes

Kenneth B. McAlpine

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190496098
eISBN:
9780190496135
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190496098.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Popular

This book explores the development of and the social, cultural, and historical context of chiptune, a form of electronic music that emerged from the first generation of video game consoles and home ... More

Bollywood SoundsThe Cosmopolitan Mediations of Hindi Film Song

Bollywood Sounds: The Cosmopolitan Mediations of Hindi Film Song

Jayson Beaster-Jones

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199993468
eISBN:
9780190200701
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199993468.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, Popular

This book surveys the music of seventy years of Hindi films and provides a long-term investigation of film songs and their musical and cinematic conventions. Focusing on the music of Hindi language ... More

Broadway to Main StreetHow Show Tunes Enchanted America

Broadway to Main Street: How Show Tunes Enchanted America

Laurence Maslon

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780199832538
eISBN:
9780190620424
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199832538.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

The crossroads where the music of Broadway met popular culture was an expansive and pervasive juncture throughout most of the twentieth century and continues to influence the cultural discourse of ... More

Categorizing SoundGenre and Twentieth-Century Popular Music

Categorizing Sound: Genre and Twentieth-Century Popular Music

David Brackett

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520248717
eISBN:
9780520965317
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520248717.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

Categorizing Sound addresses the relationship between categories of music and categories of people: in other words, how do particular ways of organizing sound become integral parts of whom we ... More

Changed for GoodA Feminist History of the Broadway Musical

Changed for Good: A Feminist History of the Broadway Musical

Stacy Wolf

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195378238
eISBN:
9780199897018
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378238.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This book demonstrates how the history of the Broadway musical is inseparable from the history of U.S. women, and argues that this mainstream, commercial form has been dominated by women onstage as ... More

Coming up RosesThe Broadway Musical in the 1950s

Coming up Roses: The Broadway Musical in the 1950s

Ethan Mordden

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195140583
eISBN:
9780199848867
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140583.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

The 1950s saw an explosion in the American musical theater. The Broadway show, catapulted into the limelight in the 1920s and solidified during the 1940s thanks to Rodgers and Hammerstein, now ... More

Composing for the Red ScreenProkofiev and Soviet Film

Composing for the Red Screen: Prokofiev and Soviet Film

Kevin Bartig

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199967599
eISBN:
9780199333240
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199967599.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Popular

Sound film captivated Sergey Prokofiev during the final two decades of his life: he considered composing for nearly two dozen pictures, eventually undertaking eight of them, all Soviet productions. ... More

Cosmic Cowboys and New HicksThe Countercultural Sounds of Austin's Progressive Country Music Scene

Cosmic Cowboys and New Hicks: The Countercultural Sounds of Austin's Progressive Country Music Scene

Travis D. Stimeling

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199747474
eISBN:
9780199896981
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199747474.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This book explores the roles that music, as a sounding phenomenon with culturally specific meanings, played in mediating the experiences of a community of musicians, entrepreneurs, journalists, and ... More

Dangdut StoriesA Social and Musical History of Indonesia's Most Popular Music

Dangdut Stories: A Social and Musical History of Indonesia's Most Popular Music

Andrew N. Weintraub

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195395662
eISBN:
9780199863549
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395662.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, Popular

Dangdut Stories is a social and musical history of dangdut, Indonesia's most popular music, within a range of broader narratives about social class, gender, ethnicity and nation in post-independence ... More

Dangerous RhythmWhy Movie Musicals Matter

Dangerous Rhythm: Why Movie Musicals Matter

Richard Barrios

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199973842
eISBN:
9780199370115
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199973842.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

History, reflection, criticism, and praise all combine to produce this informed, thoughtful, and exuberant look at the musical film. Over its nine-decade history, the musical has gone through stages ... More

Defining the Discographic SelfDesert Island Discs in Context

Defining the Discographic Self: Desert Island Discs in Context

Julie Brown, Nicholas Cook, and Stephen Cottrell (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780197266175
eISBN:
9780191865220
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266175.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

The radio programme Desert Island Discs has run almost continuously since 1942, and represents a unique record of the changing place of music in British society. In 2011, recognising its iconic ... More

DigSound and Music in Hip Culture

Dig: Sound and Music in Hip Culture

Phil Ford

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199939916
eISBN:
9780199354467
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199939916.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Dig interprets hipness as a sensibility by which postwar Americans have understood themselves in opposition to a cultural mainstream. This sensibility is particularly oriented to music: ... More

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