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Epilogue

Peter van der Merwe

in Roots of the Classical: The Popular Origins of Western Music

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780198166474
eISBN:
9780191713880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198166474.003.0018
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This epilogue glances at the further estrangement between ‘serious’ and popular music during the remainder of the 20th century. It concludes that the future of the classical tradition is ... More


Chica Chica Boom Chic

John Franceschina

in Hermes Pan: The Man Who Danced with Fred Astaire

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199754298
eISBN:
9780199949878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754298.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Dance, Popular

After leaving RKO Hermes Pan joins Fred Astaire at Paramount to choreograph Second Chorus and Danny Dare at Republic Pictures to choreograph Hit Parade of 1941 before signing with Twentieth ... More


Stravinsky and Us

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/9780520249776.003.0041
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter presents Igor Stravinsky's ideas, which have been so influential that one could say that twentieth-century European and Euro-American musical culture has been created in the image of ... More


Postscript: “Castle of Purity”

Kálra Móricz

in Jewish Identities: Nationalism, Racism, and Utopianism in Twentieth-Century Music

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520250888
eISBN:
9780520933682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520250888.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter cites an excerpt from Octavio Paz's “The Castle of Purity,” an essay on Marcel Duchamp. In ancient religions, purity and impurity were strongly associated with taboos. Western culture ... More


Body Knowledge: Performance, Intermediality, and American Entertainment at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

Mary Simonson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199898015
eISBN:
9780199369683
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199898015.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, American

In the early twentieth century, female performers regularly appeared on the stages and screens of American cities. Though advertised as dancers, mimics, singers, or actresses, they often exceeded ... More


Jewish Identities: Nationalism, Racism, and Utopianism in Twentieth-Century Music

Klara Moricz

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520250888
eISBN:
9780520933682
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520250888.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book mounts a challenge to prevailing essentialist assumptions about “Jewish music,” which maintain that ethnic groups, nations, or religious communities possess an essence which must manifest ... More


Sweet Air: Modernism, Regionalism, and American Popular Song

Edward P. Comentale

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037399
eISBN:
9780252094576
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037399.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book rewrites the history of early twentieth-century pop music in modernist terms. Tracking the evolution of popular regional genres such as blues, country, folk, and rockabilly in relation to ... More


A Subtle and Exquisite Spirit: Maud MacCarthy and Indian Music in Britain

Nalini Ghuman

in Resonances of the Raj: India in the English Musical Imagination,1897-1947

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199314898
eISBN:
9780199372959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199314898.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Prior to the early twentieth century Indian music had remained, other than the object of a few theoretical studies, little-known in Britain. This chapter examines Maud MacCarthy’s role as a pioneer ... More


Ambiguous Revivals

Jonathan Glasser

in The Lost Paradise: Andalusi Music in Urban North Africa

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226327068
eISBN:
9780226327372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226327372.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter considers the origins of the project of Andalusi musical revival in turn-of-the-century Algeria. An examination of coinciding efforts to publish and transcribe elements of the Andalusi ... More


Hava Nagila? Decentering the Eastern European Soundscape

Assaf Shelleg

in Jewish Contiguities and the Soundtrack of Israeli History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199354948
eISBN:
9780199354962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199354948.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, Western

Chapter 1 discusses music by and about Jews in early twentieth-century Europe, and the ways that Jews have grappled with the musical stereotypes that spelled their “otherness.” While persistently ... More


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