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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


From Paris to Peoria: How European Piano Virtuosos Brought Classical Music to the American Heartland

R. Allen Lott

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195148831
eISBN:
9780199869695
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148831.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The American tours of five visiting virtuoso pianists — Leopold de Meyer (1845-7), Henri Herz (1846-50), Sigismund Thalberg (1856-8), Anton Rubinstein (1872-3), and Hans von Bülow (1875-6) — are ... More


Generative Processes in Music: The Psychology of Performance, Improvisation, and Composition

John Sloboda (ed.)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198508465
eISBN:
9780191687341
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508465.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

Whereas most of the literature in the psychology of music has focused on the processes involved when listening to music, little has been written about the processes involved in making music. This ... More


PRELUDE: The New World Beckons

R. Allen Lott

in From Paris to Peoria: How European Piano Virtuosos Brought Classical Music to the American Heartland

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195148831
eISBN:
9780199869695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148831.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Several developments coalesced in the mid-1840s that encouraged a new influx of European musical performers to tour America, who were usually of a higher rank than those previously heard. These ... More


A Refined Parisian Pianist

R. Allen Lott

in From Paris to Peoria: How European Piano Virtuosos Brought Classical Music to the American Heartland

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195148831
eISBN:
9780199869695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148831.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Unlike the obscure newcomer De Meyer, Henri Herz (1803-88) already had a well-established reputation as pianist, composer, teacher, and piano manufacturer when he arrived in America in 1846. Because ... More


Six Pianos (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/9780195151152.003.0014
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter presents Reich's account of composing Six Pianos. Six Pianos was completed in March 1973. It begins with three pianists all playing the same eight-beat rhythmic pattern but with ... More


Epilogue: 1991

Stephen Lehmann and Marion Faber

in Rudolf Serkin: A Life

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195130461
eISBN:
9780199849499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130461.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter recounts the period when Rudolf Serkin was in the twilight of his life. Accounts from family and friends reveal how he never considered retiring from his musical career until age and ... More


“A Music Master Talks of His Trials” (1932)

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/9780195327113.003.0042
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter presents the text of an article about George Gershwin's musical career and various escapades, which was published in the January 3, 1932, issue of New York American. The article focuses ... More


State-sponsored terrorism, the laws of war, and the role of storytelling as a self-help remedyLaw, Literature, and Semiotics

Susan Tiefenbrun

in Decoding International Law: Semiotics and the Humanities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195385779
eISBN:
9780199776061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385779.003.004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter analyzes the principles of international humanitarian law as exemplified in the book and film called The Pianist. This method of analysis relating international law and literature is a ... More


Prokofiev's Piano Sonatas: A Guide for the Listener and the Performer

Boris Berman

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300114904
eISBN:
9780300145007
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300114904.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This book draws on his intimate knowledge of Prokofiev's work to guide music lovers and pianists through the composer's nine piano sonatas. These cherished works, composed between 1910 and 1951, are ... More


Up Yon Wide and Lonely Glen: Travellers' Songs, Stories and Tunes of the Fetterangus Stewarts

Elizabeth Stewart

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617033087
eISBN:
9781617033094
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617033087.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Elizabeth Stewart is a highly acclaimed singer, pianist, and accordionist whose reputation has spread widely not only as an outstanding musician but as the principal inheritor and advocate of her ... More


The Bastard Son

Jan Brokken

in The Music of the Netherlands Antilles: Why Eleven Antilleans Knelt before Chopin's Heart

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461855
eISBN:
9781626740914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461855.003.0035
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter is a follow-up anecdote to the concert described in the previous one, Introducing at the very end one, an illegitimate child begot by Edgar Palm, the last great composer of the Palm ... More


The end of the song? Robert Schumann's focal dystonia

Eckart Altenmüller

in Music, Motor Control and the Brain

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199298723
eISBN:
9780191700903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298723.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

This chapter focuses on Robert Schumann, one of the most prominent composers of the early romantic period. Early in his adolescence he displayed extraordinary skills in piano playing and attempted to ... More


Conclusion: To be a Prokofiev Pianist

Boris Berman

in Prokofiev's Piano Sonatas: A Guide for the Listener and the Performer

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300114904
eISBN:
9780300145007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300114904.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This book concludes with an attempt to summarize the qualities and skills a pianist must possess in order to be a successful Prokofiev interpreter. Prokoviev had a particular talent for creating a ... More


Carla Bley

Amy C. Beal

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036361
eISBN:
9780252093395
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036361.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This is the first comprehensive treatment of the remarkable music and influence of Carla Bley, a highly innovative American jazz composer, pianist, organist, band leader, and activist. Giving ... More


Adaptive Strategies for Small-Handed Pianists

Lora Deahl and Brenda Wristen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190616847
eISBN:
9780190616878
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190616847.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

Adaptive Strategies for Small-Handed Pianists brings together information from ergonomics, physics, biomechanics, anatomy, medicine, and piano pedagogy to focus on the subject of small-handedness. ... More


Introduction

Stephen Lehmann and Marion Faber

in Rudolf Serkin: A Life

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195130461
eISBN:
9780199849499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130461.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The book revolves around the life of musician Rudolf Serkin, who was a prominent figure in American culture in the twentieth century. The great man's naturally reticent personality, combined with a ... More


American Pianist

Stephen Lehmann and Marion Faber

in Rudolf Serkin: A Life

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195130461
eISBN:
9780199849499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130461.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The chapter recounts Serkin's life in America, from his move in the wake of the Second World War until his death. Serkin first came to the United States as part of several well received tours but ... More


Keith Jarrett's The Koln Concert

Peter Elsdon

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199779253
eISBN:
9780190268244
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199779253.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

Keith Jarrett ranks among the most accomplished and influential pianists in jazz history. His Köln Concert stands among the most important jazz recordings of the past four decades, not only because ... More


George Gershwin: Born: September 26, 1898, Brooklyn, New York Born: September 26, 1898, Brooklyn, New York Died: July 11, 1937, Beverly Hills, California

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/9780195314076.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter examines the work of George Gershwin. Gershwin grew up in Manhattan, where his Russian immigrant father ran through a succession of unsuccessful businesses. Gershwin displayed a sudden ... More


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