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Beyond the Beat: Musicians Building Community in Nashville

Daniel B. Cornfield

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160733
eISBN:
9781400873890
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160733.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

At a time when the bulwarks of the music industry are collapsing, what does it mean to be a successful musician and artist? How might contemporary musicians sustain their artistic communities? Based ... More


‘Workers’ Music’: Communism and the British Folk Revival

Ben Harker

in Red Strains: Music and Communism Outside the Communist Bloc

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265390
eISBN:
9780191760440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265390.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Communists loomed large in the first decade of Britain's post-war folk music revival, and cultural historians have been quick to suspect a central Communist Party cultural policy co-ordinating ... More


GERMAN MUSIC IN AN AGE OF POSITIVISM

Kevin C. Karnes

in Music, Criticism, and the Challenge of History: Shaping Modern Musical Thought in Late Nineteenth Century Vienna

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195368666
eISBN:
9780199867547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368666.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter considers the nationalist underpinnings of late-century musicology by examining the diverse and even contradictory cultural associations that Adler forged through the medium of his work. ... More


Do You Make These Mistakes in English?: The Story of Sherwin Cody's Famous Language School

Edwin L. Battistella

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195367126
eISBN:
9780199867356
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367126.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

In the early 1900s, the language of America was becoming colloquial English — the language of the businessman, manager, and professional. Since college and high school education were far from ... More


Mendelssohn and the Organ

Wm. A. Little

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195394382
eISBN:
9780199863556
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394382.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Performing Practice/Studies

Although Mendelssohn was most famous during his lifetime as a composer, virtuoso pianist, and conductor, he also enjoyed an enviable reputation as a highly skilled organist. The instrument had ... More


 “Halbasien” in Asia: East Meets West in Zionist Culture

Arieh Bruce Saposnik

in Becoming Hebrew: The Creation of a Jewish National Culture in Ottoman Palestine

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195331219
eISBN:
9780199868100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331219.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Beginning with the Young Turk revolution in 1908, this chapter examines the changing conceptions of East and West as they were manifested in Yishuv culture. Zionism's call for a Jewish return to “the ... More


Depression Folk: Grassroots Music and Left-Wing Politics in 1930s America

Ronald D. Cohen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469628813
eISBN:
9781469628837
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628813.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

The role of folk music, broadly defined, during the trying years of the Great Depression in the United States, 1929–40, with a particular focus on the role of left-wing political groups and ... More


Kika Kila: How the Hawaiian Steel Guitar Changed the Sound of Modern Music

John W. Troutman

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469627922
eISBN:
9781469627946
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627922.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Since the nineteenth century, the distinct tones of kika kila, the Hawaiian steel guitar, have defined the island sound. Here historian and steel guitarist John W. Troutman offers the instrument's ... More


A Better Self: Manners, Music, and Muscles

Edwin L. Battistella

in Do You Make These Mistakes in English?: The Story of Sherwin Cody's Famous Language School

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195367126
eISBN:
9780199867356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367126.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This chapter continues the survey of home study products and courses with The Book of Etiquette, the US School of Music and the body‐building course of Charles Atlas.


This Life of Sounds: Evenings for New Music in Buffalo

Renee Levine Packer

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199730773
eISBN:
9780199863532
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730773.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This book portrays an important and previously unexplored corner of the history of new music in America: the Center of the Creative and Performing Arts in the State University of New York at Buffalo. ... More


Chapter Six “He Is He and I Am Me”: The Ellington-Strayhorn Collaboration

Walter van de Leur

in Something to Live For: The Music of Billy Strayhorn

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195124484
eISBN:
9780199868711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195124484.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter dissects the myths that have surrounded the collaboration of both composers. It explains why Strayhorn remained so invisible to the larger audience. Factors include the poor crediting of ... More


British Academy Lectures 2013-14

Janet Carsten and Simon Frith (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780197265864
eISBN:
9780191772016
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265864.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

The content derives from the British Academy’s public lecture programme which presents specialist research in an accessible manner. The papers range in subject matter over music, psychology, history, ... More


‘A Great National Heritage’: The Early Twentieth-Century Tudor Church Music Revival

SUZANNE COLE

in Tudorism: Historical Imagination and the Appropriation of the Sixteenth Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264942
eISBN:
9780191754111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264942.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the revival of interest in early English choral music that took place in the first quarter of the twentieth century. It pays particular attention to the religious agendas ... More


Ellington's Queenie Pie

Maurice Peress

in Dvorák to Duke Ellington: A Conductor Rediscovers America's Music and Its African-American Roots

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195098228
eISBN:
9780199869817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195098228.003.0017
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter describes the story of Queenie Pie, Ellington's last theater work as told by the author of this book, who worked as an assistant to Ellington when it was a yet-to-be produced one-hour ... More


The Premiere

Robert Carl

in Terry Riley's in C

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195325287
eISBN:
9780199869428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325287.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This chapter tells the story of the 1964 premiere of In C at the San Francisco Tape Center. Participants in the concert recount the event in oral interviews. The process of composition and rehearsal ... More


Clapping Music (1972)

Steve Reich

in Writings on Music 1965–2000: 1965-2000

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195151152
eISBN:
9780199850044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151152.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter presents Reich's account of composing Clapping Music. Clapping Music was composed out of a desire to create a piece of music that would need no instruments at all beyond the human body. ... More


Music for 18 Musicians (1976)

Steve Reich

in Writings on Music 1965–2000: 1965-2000

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195151152
eISBN:
9780199850044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151152.003.0021
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter presents a program note for the first performance at New York Town Hall on April 24, 1976. Music for 18 Musicians is approximately 55 minutes long. The first sketches were made for it in ... More


Music for a Large Ensemble (1978)

Steve Reich

in Writings on Music 1965–2000: 1965-2000

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195151152
eISBN:
9780199850044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151152.003.0023
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter presents Reich's thoughts about Music for a Large Ensemble, which was premiered in June 1979 by the Netherlands Wind Ensemble under the direction of Reinbert de Leeuw at the Holland ... More


Octet (1979)

Steve Reich

in Writings on Music 1965–2000: 1965-2000

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195151152
eISBN:
9780199850044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151152.003.0024
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter presents Reich's thoughts about Octet, which was premiered on June 21, 1979, by members of the Netherlands Wind Ensemble under the direction of Reinbert de Leeuw at Radio Frankfurt. ... More


Three Movements (1986)

Steve Reich

in Writings on Music 1965–2000: 1965-2000

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195151152
eISBN:
9780199850044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151152.003.0034
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter presents Reich's thoughts about Three Movements. Three Movements for orchestra was commissioned by the St. Louis Symphony. It was begun late in the summer of 1985 and completed the ... More


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