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National Identity in “That Opera Rag”

Larry Hamberlin

in Tin Pan Opera: Operatic Novelty Songs in the Ragtime Era

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195338928
eISBN:
9780199855865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195338928.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Opera, Popular

This chapter and the next examine novelty songs that use both opera and ragtime to express tensions between highbrow and lowbrow culture, racializing them as tensions between white and black America. ... More


Irving Berlin's American Musical Theater

Jeffrey Magee

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195398267
eISBN:
9780199933358
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398267.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

“The mob is always right” was the idea that charged Irving Berlin’s career in American popular music. Taking off from that claim, this book represents a wide-ranging exploration of America’s greatest ... More


As the Storm Clouds Gather: Origin Myths and Hidden Battles

Sheryl Kaskowitz

in God Bless America: The Surprising History of an Iconic Song

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199919772
eISBN:
9780199345595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199919772.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

The song’s story begins during World War I, when Irving Berlin first sketched “God Bless America” for use in the all-soldier musical revue Yip Yip Yaphank, then leaps forward to 1938, when Kate Smith ... More


Broadway Babies

Richard Barrios

in A Song in the Dark: The Birth of the Musical Film

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195377347
eISBN:
9780199864577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377347.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Popular

Partly in imitation of the successful Broadway Melody format, backstage musicals became the most popular type of early musical. While Warner Bros.' Gold Diggers of Broadway was a huge success, others ... More


Irving Berlin: Born: May 11, 1888, Mohilev, Russia Born: May 11, 1888, Mohilev, Russia Died: September 22, 1989, New York, New York

Steven Suskin

in Show Tunes: The Songs, Shows, and Careers of Broadway’s Major Composers

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195314076
eISBN:
9780199852734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314076.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter examines the work of Irving Berlin. It begins with a commentary of his career, followed by details on productions, with data and song information. Berlin’s family came to America from ... More


George Gershwin: His Life and Work

Howard Pollack

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520248649
eISBN:
9780520933149
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520248649.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This biography of George Gershwin (1898–1937) unravels the myths surrounding one of America's most celebrated composers and establishes the enduring value of his music. Gershwin created some of the ... More


Irving Berlin: “Poem” (1938)

Robert Wyatt and John Andrew Johnson

in The George Gershwin Reader

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195327113
eISBN:
9780199851249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327113.003.0074
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter presents the poem written by George Gershwin's mentor composer and lyricist Irving Berlin on the occasion of the memorial services after Gershwin's death.


Grateful That We’re Far from There: Irving Berlin, Kate Smith, and the Forging of an Interventionist Anthem

Sheryl Kaskowitz

in God Bless America: The Surprising History of an Iconic Song

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199919772
eISBN:
9780199345595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199919772.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

Chapter 2 turns to the early compositional and interpretive decisions by Irving Berlin and Kate Smith that shaped the song into the anthem we know today. The changes that Berlin made in 1938 served ... More


Land That I Love: Early Embrace, Critique, and Backlash

Sheryl Kaskowitz

in God Bless America: The Surprising History of an Iconic Song

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199919772
eISBN:
9780199345595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199919772.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

Chapter 3 highlights the early reception of “God Bless America” during the period leading up to the United States’ entry into World War II, considering how the song’s popularity was a response to the ... More


Gershwin and the New Popular Music

Howard Pollack

in George Gershwin: His Life and Work

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520248649
eISBN:
9780520933149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520248649.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter claims that many recollections suggest Gershwin's early absorption of British popular music, an inheritance displayed in various scores. Gershwin rarely dwelled on his Jewish-Russian ... More


Treemonisha, 1910–1911

Edward A. Berlin

in King of Ragtime: Scott Joplin and His Era

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195101089
eISBN:
9780199853120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101089.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, American

The formation of the Clef Club was the most important event in 1910 for New York's black musicians headed by James Reese Europe. In 1911, Scott Joplin published the piano-vocal score of his opera ... More


Music Makes Me: Fred Astaire and Jazz

Todd Decker

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520268883
eISBN:
9780520950061
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268883.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Fred Astaire: one of the great jazz artists of the twentieth century? Astaire is best known for his brilliant dancing in the movie musicals of the 1930s, but this book argues that his work as a ... More


God Bless America: The Surprising History of an Iconic Song

Sheryl Kaskowitz

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199919772
eISBN:
9780199345595
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199919772.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This book tells the surprising story of “God Bless America.” It begins with the song’s early history, from its composition in 1918 by Irving Berlin and its premiere performance by Kate Smith in 1938, ... More


Gershwin and Popular Music and Jazz after 1920

Howard Pollack

in George Gershwin: His Life and Work

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520248649
eISBN:
9780520933149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520248649.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American

Popular composers and lyricists flocked to George and his brother, Ira, in part because of the sympathetic interest they showed toward colleagues. George further assisted his songwriting friends by ... More


King of Ragtime: Scott Joplin and His Era

Edward A. Berlin

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195101089
eISBN:
9780199853120
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101089.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

In 1974, the academy award-winning film The Sting brought back the music of Scott Joplin, a black ragtime composer who died in 1917. Led by The Entertainer, one of the most popular pieces of the ... More


Entrances and Exits

Cynthia Brideson and Sara Brideson

in Ziegfeld and His Follies: A Biography of Broadway's Greatest Producer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813160887
eISBN:
9780813165530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160887.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses Ziegfeld’s ongoing betrayal of Held and his waning interest in her career as his Follies gain momentum. It provides a detailed look at the content of the 1909, 1910, and 1911 ... More


Vaudeville Melodies

Nicholas Gebhardt

in Vaudeville Melodies: Popular Musicians and Mass Entertainment in American Culture, 1870-1929

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226448558
eISBN:
9780226448725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226448725.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter explores a number of theories of popular music performance and relates them to the performance practices that defined vaudeville. It focuses on vaudeville’s part in bringing about ... More


The Greatest Victory Party America Has Ever Known

Cynthia Brideson and Sara Brideson

in Ziegfeld and His Follies: A Biography of Broadway's Greatest Producer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813160887
eISBN:
9780813165530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160887.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter covers the Follies of 1918 and 1919. Lillian Lorraine reenters Ziegfeld’s life when he features her alongside his new infatuation, Marilyn Miller, in the 1918 edition. But the ... More


Unmoved Mover of Melody

Gary A. Rosen

in Unfair to Genius: The Strange and Litigious Career of Ira B. Arnstein

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199733484
eISBN:
9780190259891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199733484.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter describes Arnstein's suit against Irving Berlin, which marked the beginning of his nearly three-decade-long career as a copyright litigant. On February 14, 1928 Arnstein swore out a ... More


New York, 1907–1910

Edward A. Berlin

in King of Ragtime: Scott Joplin and His Era

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195101089
eISBN:
9780199853120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101089.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, American

In 1907, Scott Joplin arrived in New York and stayed in the Tenderloin — its center for entertainment. Rose Leaf Rag is another outstanding ragtime composition of Joplin. The author argues that after ... More


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