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The Pilgrim’s Progress

David Manning

in Vaughan Williams on Music

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182392
eISBN:
9780199851485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.003.0090
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The libretto of this Morality is a free adaptation of John Bunyan's allegory. The text is chiefly from Bunyan, with additions from the Psalms and other parts of the Bible. The words of Lord Lechery's ... More


1893 Utopia, Limited

Michael Ainger

in Gilbert and Sullivan: A Dual Biography

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195147698
eISBN:
9780199849437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147698.003.0029
Subject:
Music, Popular

The Savoy Theatre reopened its doors on Saturday, October 7, 1893, for the first performance of Utopia (Limited); or, The Flowers of Progress. The parentheses around “Limited” were to be removed ... More


In The Rake's Progress, Love Conquers (Almost) All

Richard Taruskin

in The Danger of Music and Other Anti-Utopian Essays

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249776
eISBN:
9780520942790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249776.003.0017
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter focuses on Igor Stravinsky and his work in Rake's Progress, the actual text of which was written by W. H. Auden and Chester Kallman. Stravinsky had made his early fame as a staff ... More


Pacifism, Political Action, and Artistic Endeavor

Philip Brett

in Music and Sexuality in Britten: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520246096
eISBN:
9780520939127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246096.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter inquires into the cause for the conspicuous absence of erotic portrayal through music based on the theory propounded by Eduard Hanslick in his work On The Musically Beautiful (1854). It ... More


The Rise of Ethnic and Class Consciousness: 1921–1930

Vibert C. Cambridge

in Musical Life in Guyana: History and Politics of Controlling Creativity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781628460117
eISBN:
9781626746480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628460117.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter demonstrates that the period between 1921 and 1931 brought with it a proliferation of organizations, most of which represented racial and ethnic interests. These include the Chinese ... More


Heart of the Depression

Ronald D. Cohen

in Depression Folk: Grassroots Music and Left-Wing Politics in 1930s America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469628813
eISBN:
9781469628837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628813.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

As the New Deal quickened in 1935, the federal government increasingly emphasized job creation along with the promotion of the arts through the Works Progress Administration. Alan and John Lomax at ... More


Introduction

Peter Gough and Peggy Seeger

in Sounds of the New Deal: The Federal Music Project in the West

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039041
eISBN:
9780252097010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039041.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the Federal Music Project (FMP). Initiated in 1935 as a part of President Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal plan for fiscal recovery, the FMP composed ... More


Compositional Beginnings, 1933–1936

Amy C. Beal

in Johanna Beyer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039157
eISBN:
9780252097133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039157.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines Beyer's compositional beginnings. Aside from several solo pieces composed in 1931 and 1932—a piano waltz and two solo clarinet suites, respectively—Beyer composed several ... More


The Last Project: The Rake’s Project, 1948–1952

Kimberly A. Francis

in Teaching Stravinsky: Nadia Boulanger and the Consecration of a Modernist Icon

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199373697
eISBN:
9780199373727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199373697.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter marks the beginning of the end for Stravinsky and Boulanger’s creative dialogue. It addresses Boulanger’s complicated connection to the events surrounding Stravinsky’s opera The Rake’s ... More


Moving Center Stage

Vincent Giroud

in Nicolas Nabokov: A Life in Freedom and Music

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199399895
eISBN:
9780199399932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199399895.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In the spring of 1950, Nabokov was part of the American delegation to the Congress for Cultural Freedom held in Berlin at the initiative of Melvin Lasky and Arthur Koestler to mobilize anticommunist ... More


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