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1815–1878

Paul Sparks

in The Classical Mandolin

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195173376
eISBN:
9780199850471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173376.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the history and repertoire of the classical mandolin from 1815 to 1878. It discusses the decline of the mandoline and the mandolino as concert instruments and explores the ... More


1892–1918

Paul Sparks

in The Classical Mandolin

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195173376
eISBN:
9780199850471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173376.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the history and repertoire of the classical mandolin during the period from 1892 to 1918. It explains that this period represents the development of the virtuoso era and traces ... More


1918–1945

Paul Sparks

in The Classical Mandolin

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195173376
eISBN:
9780199850471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173376.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the history and repertoire of the classical mandolin during the period from 1918 to 1945. It traces the emergence of the new style of playing the mandolin in Germany and ... More


A “New Face” in Town

Brent Phillips

in Charles Walters: The Director Who Made Hollywood Dance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813147215
eISBN:
9780813151502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813147215.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter follows Walters’ early stage work in Hollywood, his friendship with Lorenz Hart, and his arrival in New York. It looks at the 1933-34 Broadway season; musical revue shows are discussed, ... More


A “Southern, Brown, Burnt Sensibility”: Four Saints in Three Acts, Black Spain, and the (Global) Southern Pastoral

Paige A. McGinley

in Creating and Consuming the American South

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060699
eISBN:
9780813050928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060699.003.0010
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses the 1934 black-cast opera Four Saints in Three Acts, composed by Virgil Thomson with a libretto by Gertrude Stein. Employing Stein’s landscape dramaturgy as an interpretive ... More


“A Better Way to Live”: Conversations in Vermont, Liferaft Earth, About Me: A Musical, Cocksucker Blues

George Kouvaros

in Awakening the Eye: Robert Frank's American Cinema

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816695560
eISBN:
9781452953540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695560.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 3 examines how Frank’s concern with registering the material consequences of time’s passing informs his autobiographical reflections in Conversations in Vermont, Liferaft Earth and About Me: ... More


“A Concentration of Talent on Our Musical Horizon”: The 1853–54 American Tour by Jullien's Extraordinary Orchestra

Katherine K. Preston

in American Orchestras in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226769769
eISBN:
9780226769776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226769776.003.0014
Subject:
Music, History, American

Louis Antoine Jullien was the man responsible for the success of American tour, a careful examination of which indicated that Americans were attracted to a combination of elements. His orchestra was ... More


“A Demonic Haydn”: Mahler’s Confrontation with Tradition in the First Movement of the Sixth

Seth Monahan

in Mahler's Symphonic Sonatas

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199303465
eISBN:
9780199395668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199303465.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter begins by considering the possible synergies and frictions among the Sixth Symphony’s dominant reception tropes—those of tragedy, autobiography, and (neo)classicism. It then sets out to ... More


“A Hellish Instrument”: Bandoneón

María Susana Azzi

in The Accordion in the Americas: Klezmer, Polka, Tango, Zydeco, and More!

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037207
eISBN:
9780252094323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037207.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Argentina's most popular music genre, the tango, had already enjoyed a long history before the bandoneón became its quintessential instrument. Known as a danceable music genre, tango involves ... More


A. H. Fox Strangways, AET. LXXX

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/9780195182392.003.0014
Subject:
Music, History, Western

When Fox Strangways first entered into the world of musical journalism he was like the child in “The Emperor's New Clothes.” He had knowledge, insight and a well-stored mind, but he was ... More


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