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Music Theater as Musiktheater

Eric Salzman and Thomas Desi

in The New Music Theater: Seeing the Voice, Hearing the Body

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195099362
eISBN:
9780199864737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099362.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Opera

Music theater is a coinage taken from the German musiktheater, originally applied to the chamber opera or zeitoper of the '20s and '30s. After World War II, new music in Germany became experimental, ... More


Musics of Change: Action eifter Cage (1959–1961)

Amy C. Beal

in New Music, New Allies: American Experimental Music in West Germany from the Zero Hour to Reunification

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520247550
eISBN:
9780520932814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247550.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter outlines the extent of John Cage's influence in Darmstadt and elsewhere and documents how German composers, musicians, critics, and patrons reacted to American experimentalism. It ... More


Britten and the Avant-Garde in the 1950s

Philip Rupprecht

in Rethinking Britten

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199794805
eISBN:
9780199345243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794805.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter explores Britten's ambivalent but productive awareness of mid-century modishness of style and technique, notably the fetishizing of twelve-tone serialism associated with Darmstadt ... More


Oedipus in Exile

Daniel Stolzenberg

in Egyptian Oedipus: Athanasius Kircher and the Secrets of Antiquity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226924144
eISBN:
9780226924151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924151.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This book begins with the Jesuit priest Athanasius Kircher's stay in Malta, a European outpost between Sicily and North Africa governed by the Catholic Knights of St. John of Jerusalem. Kircher ... More


Norma Beecroft, Improvvisazioni Concertanti No. 1 (1961)

Christoph Neidhöfer

in Analytical Essays on Music by Women Composers: Concert Music from 1960-2000

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190236861
eISBN:
9780190236892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190236861.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This essay studies the concept of written-out improvisation in the one-movement flute concerto Improvvisazioni Concertanti No. 1 (1961) by the Canadian composer Norma Beecroft (b. 1934) through an ... More


Back to Modernism. Back to Futurism. Back to New York (1948–1975)

David Schiff

in Carter

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190259150
eISBN:
9780190259181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190259150.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Carter’s mid-life oeuvre much of it composed in Europe, can be divided into three phases. From the Cello Sonata to the Variations for Orchestra he achieved a synthesis of European modernism, ... More


Public Confessions of German National Guilt, 1945–1947

George Faithful

in Mothering the Fatherland: A Protestant Sisterhood Repents for the Holocaust

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199363469
eISBN:
9780199363483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199363469.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Leaders of the Confessing Church found themselves in prominent positions in German society under Allied occupation. With the help of Karl Barth, a few of them issued statements affirming Germans’ ... More


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