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Visionary Critics

Carol J. Oja

in Making Music Modern: New York in the 1920s

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195058499
eISBN:
9780199865031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195058499.003.0019
Subject:
Music, History, American

As contemporary European music arrived in the United States and Americans devised their own brands of modernism, a new generation of critics took on a parallel challenge, attempting to interpret ... More


The child as music critic

Paul Woodford

in The Child as Musician: A handbook of musical development

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198744443
eISBN:
9780191805776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744443.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter critiques the still influential traditional conception of the music critic (based on the nineteenth-century notion of musical autonomy) by historicizing and politicizing that and related ... More


A Tale of Two Critics: Rosenfeld and Haggin

Arthur Berger

in Reflections of an American Composer

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520232518
eISBN:
9780520928213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520232518.003.0013
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter gives an account of two famous music critics Paul Rosenfeld and Bernard Haggin. Composers and critics alike were troubled by the distinct psychological approach and Impressionist ... More


Is Music in Decline?

Arthur Berger

in Reflections of an American Composer

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520232518
eISBN:
9780520928213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520232518.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

The chapter reviews musical critics who see every innovation in music as a decline. An attitude of this nature on the part of a music critic can very well end up with a determination that it would ... More


The Renaissance of English-Language Opera in America: Caroline Richings and Euphrosyne Parepa-Rosa

Katherine K. Preston

in Opera for the People: English-Language Opera and Women Managers in Late 19th-Century America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780199371655
eISBN:
9780199371679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199371655.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Opera

This chapter examines the two most important English-language troupes active during the late 1860s and early 1870s. Caroline Richings, known as a “manageress” or “directress,” performed before, ... More


Music on My Beat

Arthur Berger

in Reflections of an American Composer

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520232518
eISBN:
9780520928213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520232518.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, American

In this chapter, the author shares his personal experience of being a music critic. He elaborates that the most consuming experience was one that caused him years of inconvenience and exasperation. ... More


Camille Saint-Saëns: On Music and Musicians

Roger Nichols (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195320169
eISBN:
9780199852086
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320169.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Camille Saint–Saëns is a memorable figure not only for his successes as a composer of choral and orchestral works, and the eternally popular opera Samson et Dalila, but also because he was a keen ... More


The Parisian Jazz Chronicles: An Improvisational Memoir

Mike Zwerin

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108064
eISBN:
9780300127386
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108064.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In his Beat-like jaunt through the Parisian and European jazz scene, the author of this book is not unlike Jack Kerouac, Mezz Mezzrow, or Hunter S. Thompson—writers to whom, for different reasons, he ... More


Vienna’s Music Criticism: Two Feuilletons

Bryan R. Simms

in Pro Mundo - Pro Domo: The Writings of Alban Berg

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199764068
eISBN:
9780190268213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199764068.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter presents a translation of Berg's article attacking selected musical journalists. His targets were Julius Korngold (1860–1945), the principal music critic for the Neue fr eie Presse, ... More


What Is Atonal?: A Dialogue

Bryan R. Simms

in Pro Mundo - Pro Domo: The Writings of Alban Berg

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199764068
eISBN:
9780190268213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199764068.003.0016
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter presents a translation of Berg's dialogue which was delivered on Radio Vienna on 23 April 1930. The dialogue took the form of a conversation between Berg and the music critic Julius ... More


Schumann

Eric Jensen

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199737352
eISBN:
9780190268145
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199737352.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Robert Schumann is one of the most intriguing, and enigmatic, composers of the nineteenth century. Extraordinarily gifted in both music and literature, many of his compositions were inspired by ... More


The Musical Forms in My Opera Wozzeck

Bryan R. Simms

in Pro Mundo - Pro Domo: The Writings of Alban Berg

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199764068
eISBN:
9780190268213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199764068.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter presents a translation of Berg's article, which he wrote in response to Emil Petschnig's criticism of his opera Wozzeck. Petschnig was a Viennese composer and teacher of music theory. In ... More


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