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Politics and Poker: The Body Beautiful and Fiorello! and the Late 1950s

Philip Lambert

in To Broadway, To Life!: The Musical Theater of Bock and Harnick

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195390070
eISBN:
9780199863570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390070.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, Popular

This chapter explores the early years of the songwriting partnership between Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, who began writing songs together in 1957 for a Broadway musical about boxing, The Body ... More


“… the living’s in the way we die … “: The Living Daylights

Jon Burlingame

in The Music of James Bond

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199863303
eISBN:
9780199979981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199863303.003.0018
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Timothy Dalton replaces Roger Moore as the new 007. John Barry, in his final score for the franchise, incorporates state-of-the-art recording techniques including synthesized rhythm tracks that help ... More


Bozie Sturdivant: A Song That Went with Him

Stephen Wade

in The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036880
eISBN:
9780252094002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036880.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter describes the recordings of second-tenor quartet singer Bozie Sturdivant, who held down a job as a yard boy in Clarksdale, Mississippi, among other domestic chores. In July 1942, during ... More


Imagining the Dancing Machine

Kate Elswit

in Watching Weimar Dance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199844814
eISBN:
9780199376056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844814.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter asks how human dancers, who never overtly incorporated technology as medium or thematic content, came to be seen as half-machine in much of the written commentary that surrounded their ... More


Technique or Language: An Analogical Impasse

Frédéric Pouillaude

in Unworking Choreography: The Notion of the Work in Dance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780199314645
eISBN:
9780190649968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199314645.003.0014
Subject:
Music, Dance, Philosophy of Music

This chapter takes an historical and textual detour to discuss Marcel Mauss’s (1934) paper “Techniques of the body” (reprinted in Mauss 2006). In doing so, the chapter addresses only the second and ... More


Beethoven’s Blush

Naomi Waltham-Smith

in Music and Belonging Between Revolution and Restoration

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190662004
eISBN:
9780190662035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190662004.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Philosophy of Music

Humanity has been determined as the animal that has language. A close reading of Beethoven’s Cavatina from the String Quartet Op. 130, examines the possibility that the human being does not ... More


To Kindle the Heart: Engagement in Performance

Geoffrey Burgess

in The Pathetick Musician: Moving an Audience in the Age of Eloquence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199373734
eISBN:
9780199373772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199373734.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter focuses more closely on the act of performance itself, and the relationship between performer and audience. After pointing out essential differences between early modern and contemporary ... More


Body to Body: Belgian EBM 1981–1985

S. Alexander Reed

in Assimilate: A Critical History of Industrial Music

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199832583
eISBN:
9780190268305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199832583.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter describes the Electronic Body Music (EBM) that emerged from Belgium from 1981–1985. Musician Luc Van Acker is both historically important and a good example of what sort of efforts laid ... More


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