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Off Key: When Film and Music Won't Work Together

Kay Dickinson

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195326635
eISBN:
9780199851676
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326635.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

This book offers a study of how certain alliances of music and film are judged aesthetic failures. Based on a fascinating and wide-ranging body of film-music mismatches, and using contemporary ... More


Bach as composer

Daniel R. Melamed and Michael Marissen

in An Introduction to Bach Studies

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195304923
eISBN:
9780199865468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304923.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter presents resources that deal with Bach as a composer. These cover topics such as Bach’s compositional process, his contact with the work of other composers, and dance types and their ... More


Introduction

Clive Brown

in Classical and Romantic Performing Practice 1750-1900

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780198161653
eISBN:
9780191716263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198161653.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This introductory chapter discusses the book's intention, namely to investigate key issues relevant to understanding the intentions, expectations or assumptions of late 18th-century and 19th-century ... More


Musical Renderings of the Philippine Nation

Christi-Anne Castro

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199746408
eISBN:
9780199894758
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746408.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This book is a cultural history of the Philippines from 1898 to1998, outlining the role of music in defining nation and the influence of national-level politics on shaping musical expression. The ... More


COMPOSERS, PATRONS, AND THE VENETIAN MUSIC PRESS

Jane A. Bernstein

in Print Culture and Music in Sixteenth-Century Venice

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195141085
eISBN:
9780199871421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195141085.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter considers the influence the music-printing industry had upon its clients. It reveals the ways composers could augment their income by underwriting and then selling their own editions ... More


Plans Gone Awry, 1935–1938

Simon Morrison

in The People's Artist: Prokofiev's Soviet Years

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195181678
eISBN:
9780199870806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181678.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter chronicles Prokofiev's relocation to Moscow in the spring of 1936, his reaction to the denunciation of Shostakovich in Pravda; the composition of the ballet Romeo and Juliet and the ... 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


Something to Live For: The Music of Billy Strayhorn

Walter van de Leur

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195124484
eISBN:
9780199868711
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195124484.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book investigates and analyzes the music of Billy Strayhorn. Over seventy musical examples, drawn from his original autograph scores, provide insight in the development of his style, in his ... More


Huju and The Politics of Revolution, POST-1949

Jonathan P. J. Stock

in Huju: Traditional Opera in Modern Shanghai

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262733
eISBN:
9780191734502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262733.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter examines how music becomes inscribed with social power. Topics considered include the reorganization of huju troupes in the new People's Republic of China, post-1949; the impact of the ... More


Conclusion

Richard D. P. Jones

in The Creative Development of Johann Sebastian Bach Volume 1: 1695-1717: Music to Delight the Spirit

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780198164401
eISBN:
9780191713781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198164401.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter presents a synthesis of discussions in Part II of this book. It argues that Bach arrived at full maturity by about the middle of the Weimar period (around 1713), which is attested by the ... More


Introduction

Richard D. P. Jones

in The Creative Development of Johann Sebastian Bach Volume 1: 1695-1717: Music to Delight the Spirit

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780198164401
eISBN:
9780191713781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198164401.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of Bach's family background and his childhood musical experiences. It then details the start of his study of composition and his early music. The ... More


The early cantatas

Richard D. P. Jones

in The Creative Development of Johann Sebastian Bach Volume 1: 1695-1717: Music to Delight the Spirit

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780198164401
eISBN:
9780191713781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198164401.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter focuses on Bach's early cantatas. The musical style Bach employs in his early cantatas is rooted in Lutheran tradition, though he takes full advantage of the immense range of formal and ... More


Chapter Eleven Conclusion

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/9780195124484.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This concluding chapter looks at Strayhorn’s importance as a jazz composer, which lies first and foremost in his hundreds of contributions to the repertory of the Ellington orchestra. From the moment ... More


Guillaume de Machaut: Secretary, Poet, Musician

Elizabeth Eva Leach

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449338
eISBN:
9781501704864
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449338.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

At once a royal secretary, a poet, and a composer, Guillaume de Machaut was one of the most protean and creative figures of the late Middle Ages. Rather than focus on a single strand of his ... More


Brahms, Choruses from the Requiem

David Manning

in Vaughan Williams on Music

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182392
eISBN:
9780199851485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.003.0102
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The year of the Leith Hill Musical Festival, in common with the rest of Europe, celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Johannes Brahms, which took place in Hamburg on 7 May 1833. Brahms is ... More


J. S. Bach's Great Eighteen Organ Chorales

Russell Stinson

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195116663
eISBN:
9780199848959
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195116663.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book explores Bach's “Great Eighteen” Organ Chorales—among Bach's most celebrated works for organ—from a wide range of historical and analytical perspectives, including the models used by Bach ... More


Making Music Modern: New York in the 1920s

Carol J. Oja

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195058499
eISBN:
9780199865031
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195058499.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

New York City witnessed a burst of creativity in the 1920s. This artistic renaissance is examined from the perspective of composers of classical and modern music who, along with writers, painters, ... More


THE COMPOSITION AND THE PRODUCTION OF THE OPERA SCORE

Beth L. Glixon and Jonathan E. Glixon

in Inventing the Business of Opera: The Impresario and His World in Seventeenth-Century Venice

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195154160
eISBN:
9780199868483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154160.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter discusses the composition of opera in mid-17th-century Venice and the production of the score. Nearly all opera composers also pursued other means of employment, but the significant fees ... More


Vincent d'Indy and Moral Order

Steven Huebner

in French Opera at the Fin de Siecle

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195189544
eISBN:
9780199868476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189544.003.0020
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter focuses on Vincent d'Indy's ideas. It is shown that D'Indy's ideas, especially his acknowledgement of the importance of German music and his taste for German romantic art in general, ... More


Steve Reich and Musicians (1973)

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/9780195151152.003.0017
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter presents Reich's account of becoming a composer with a repertory ensemble. Each new composition is added to the repertoire and their concerts present a selection of new and older works.


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