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The Promise of Irreconcilable Difference

Tamara Levitz

in Modernist Mysteries: Perséphone

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199730162
eISBN:
9780199932467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730162.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Chapter 8 examines Persephone’s rebirth and return to the underworld with the goal of understanding what its emancipatory promise and historicity—or relationship to the past, present, and ... More


Professional and Personal Choices

Vicki Ohl

in Fine and Dandy: The Life and Work of Kay Swift

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300102611
eISBN:
9780300130393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300102611.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines the personal and professional decisions made by Kay Swift after her father's death in July 1914. It explains that Swift taught lessons in piano and dance to help the family and ... More


Highbrow/Lowbrow in New York City

Vicki Ohl

in Fine and Dandy: The Life and Work of Kay Swift

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300102611
eISBN:
9780300130393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300102611.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on the changes in the life of Kay Swift after she moved to New York City with her husband James Warburg. It explains that Swift re-enrolled in the Institute of Musical Art and ... More


Gershwin Obsession

Vicki Ohl

in Fine and Dandy: The Life and Work of Kay Swift

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300102611
eISBN:
9780300130393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300102611.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on the obsession of Kay Swift's family with George Gershwin. It explains that knowing Gershwin and his music was a source of pride for Swift and his daughter Andrea and that her ... More


1934

James Steichen

in Balanchine and Kirstein's American Enterprise

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190607418
eISBN:
9780190607449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190607418.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter chronicles the first public performances by dancers from the School of American Ballet in 1934. Although these performances have been construed as previews prior to the company’s ... More


1934–1935

James Steichen

in Balanchine and Kirstein's American Enterprise

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190607418
eISBN:
9780190607449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190607418.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter examines the March 1935 performances of the American Ballet at the Adelphi Theater in New York City, the official premiere of the company and its new repertoire. Preparations for the ... More


1935

James Steichen

in Balanchine and Kirstein's American Enterprise

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190607418
eISBN:
9780190607449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190607418.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter revisits the circumstances by which the American Ballet became the resident dance company at the Metropolitan Opera in 1935. Many accounts have construed this engagement as a surprise ... More


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