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Rossini: His Life and Works

Richard Osborne

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195181296
eISBN:
9780199851416
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181296.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Gioachino Rossini was one of the most influential, as well as one of the most industrious and emotionally complex of the great 19th-century composers. Between 1810 and 1829, he wrote 39 operas, a ... More


Samuel Barber: The Composer and His Music

Barbara B. Heyman

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195090581
eISBN:
9780199853090
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195090581.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Samuel Barber (1910–81) was one of the most important and honoured American composers of the 20th century. Writing in a great variety of musical forms—symphonies, concertos, operas, vocal music, ... More


Being Musical: Gender, Sexuality, and Musical Identity in Twentieth-Century America

Nadine Hubbs

in The Queer Composition of America's Sound: Gay Modernists, American Music, and National Identity

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520241848
eISBN:
9780520937956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241848.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter explores the intersections of musical and homosexual identity in twentieth-century American culture. It examines the operative categories and constructs in the cultural and historical ... More


“We, as Musicians, Are Soldiers, Too…”

Annegret Fauser

in Sounds of War: Music in the United States during World War II

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199948031
eISBN:
9780199345953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199948031.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

Men and women faced a number of challenges and opportunities with the onset of World War II. This chapter explores how individuals in the United States dealt with this global conflict, whether they ... More


Styles

Daniel Harrison

in Pieces of Tradition: An Analysis of Contemporary Tonal Music

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190244460
eISBN:
9780190244484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190244460.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Cultural contexts for the starting conditions of contemporary are explored, with a particular focus on the responses of composers who finished their training and entered the profession just as its ... More


The American Experience

Chester L. Alwes

in A History of Western Choral Music, Volume 2

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199376995
eISBN:
9780199377022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199376995.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter surveys the breadth of American choral music from the country’s beginning (Billings, etc.) to the modern period, represented by such well-known names as Ives, Copland, Thompson, ... More


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