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Aaron Jay Kernis

Aaron Jay Kernis

Leta E. Miller

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038532
eISBN:
9780252096440
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038532.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and the Grawemeyer Award, Aaron Jay Kernis achieved recognition as one of the leading composers of his generation while still in his thirties. Since then his ... More

Agnes de MilleTelling Stories in Broadway Dance

Agnes de Mille: Telling Stories in Broadway Dance

Kara Anne Gardner

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199733682
eISBN:
9780190246082
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733682.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, American

This book explores the Broadway legacy of choreographer Agnes de Mille, from the 1940s through the 1960s. Six musicals are discussed in depth—Oklahoma!, One Touch of Venus, Bloomer Girl, Carousel, ... More

Alan Jay LernerA Lyricist's Letters

Alan Jay Lerner: A Lyricist's Letters

Dominic McHugh

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199949274
eISBN:
9780199394890
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199949274.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

Alan Jay Lerner was the lyricist of some of the most beloved musicals of all time, including My Fair Lady, Gigi, Brigadoon, and Camelot. Yet much of his work is less well known and his career has ... More

Alec Wilder

Alec Wilder

Philip Lambert

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037603
eISBN:
9780252094842
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037603.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

The music of Alec Wilder (1907–1980) blends several American musical traditions, such as jazz and the American popular song, with classical European forms and techniques. Stylish and accessible, ... More

All That JazzThe Life and Times of the Musical Chicago

All That Jazz: The Life and Times of the Musical Chicago

Ethan Mordden

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780190651794
eISBN:
9780190860929
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190651794.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

In 1975, the Broadway musical Chicago brought together a host of memes and myths, the gleefully subversive character of American musical comedy, the reckless glamor of the big-city newspaper, the mad ... More

American KlezmerIts Roots and Offshoots

American Klezmer: Its Roots and Offshoots

Mark Slobin (ed.)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520227170
eISBN:
9780520935655
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227170.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Klezmer, the Yiddish word for a folk instrumental musician, has come to mean a person, a style, and a scene. This musical subculture came to the United States with the late-nineteenth-century Jewish ... More

American Orchestras in the Nineteenth Century

American Orchestras in the Nineteenth Century

John Spitzer (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226769769
eISBN:
9780226769776
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226769776.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Studies of concert life in nineteenth-century America have generally been limited to large orchestras and the programs we are familiar with today, but audiences of that era enjoyed far more diverse ... More

Anxiety MutedAmerican Film Music in a Suburban Age

Anxiety Muted: American Film Music in a Suburban Age

Stanley C. Pelkey and Anthony Bushard (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199936151
eISBN:
9780190204662
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936151.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Familiar entertainment icons, stories, and signs from the 1950s and 1960s continue to resonate within contemporary American society and culture. Both the political Left and Right invoke the events ... More

Anything GoesA History of American Musical Theatre

Anything Goes: A History of American Musical Theatre

Ethan Mordden

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199892839
eISBN:
9780199367696
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892839.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This book looks at the musical, from The Beggar's Opera to Wicked. Looking at Star Comic and Sweetheart Heroine; the war between musical comedy and operetta; the rise of the sexy story in the 1920s; ... More

Arranging GershwinRhapsody in Blue and the Creation of an American Icon

Arranging Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue and the Creation of an American Icon

Ryan Bañagale

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199978373
eISBN:
9780190201418
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199978373.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

This book approaches George Gershwin’s iconic Rhapsody in Blue as an “arrangement”—a status it has held since its inception in 1924, yet one unconsidered until now. It shifts the emphasis away from a ... More

The Atonal Music of Arnold Schoenberg 1908–1923

The Atonal Music of Arnold Schoenberg 1908–1923

Bryan R. Simms

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195128260
eISBN:
9780199848843
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195128260.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

In the years from 1908 to 1923, Arnold Schoenberg developed a compositional strategy that moved beyond the accepted concepts and practices of Western tonality. Pieces from this period such as Pierrot ... More

Austin City LimitsA History

Austin City Limits: A History

Tracey E. W. Laird

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199812417
eISBN:
9780199394319
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812417.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Austin City Limits comprises nearly four decades of changes in civic identity, media, and in potential ways people experience musical meaning. This book acts as a prism pulling together the singular ... More

The Ballad of John LatoucheAn American Lyricist's Life and Work

The Ballad of John Latouche: An American Lyricist's Life and Work

Howard Pollack

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190458294
eISBN:
9780190458324
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190458294.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Born into a poor Virginian family, John Treville Latouche (1914–1956), in his short life, made a profound mark on America’s musical theater as a lyricist and librettist. The wit and skill of his ... More

The Beautiful Music All Around UsField Recordings and the American Experience

The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience

Stephen Wade

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036880
eISBN:
9780252094002
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036880.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book presents the rich backstories of thirteen performances captured on Library of Congress field recordings between 1934 and 1942 in locations reaching from Southern Appalachia to the ... More

BebopThe Music and Its Players

Bebop: The Music and Its Players

Thomas Owens

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195106510
eISBN:
9780199853182
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195106510.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Created in the jazz clubs of New York City, and initially treated by most musicians and audiences as radical, chaotic, and bewildering, bebop has become, this book states, “the lingua franca of jazz, ... More

Bernstein Meets BroadwayCollaborative Art in a Time of War

Bernstein Meets Broadway: Collaborative Art in a Time of War

Carol Oja

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199862092
eISBN:
9780199379989
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199862092.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American, Dance

This book constructs a wide-ranging cultural history to explore the earliest stage works of Leonard Bernstein, written during World War II: the Broadway musical On the Town, the ballet Fancy Free, ... More

Beyond the CrossroadsThe Devil and the Blues Tradition

Beyond the Crossroads: The Devil and the Blues Tradition

Adam Gussow

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469633664
eISBN:
9781469633688
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633664.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book explores the role played by the devil figure within an evolving blues tradition. It pays particular attention to the lyrics of recorded blues songs, but it also seeks to tell a story about ... More

Big Band Jazz in Black West Virginia, 1930-1942

Big Band Jazz in Black West Virginia, 1930-1942

Christopher Wilkinson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031687
eISBN:
9781617031694
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031687.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

The coal fields of West Virginia would seem an unlikely market for big band jazz during the Great Depression. That a prosperous African American audience, dominated by those involved with the coal ... More

Blowin’ the Blues AwayPerformance and Meaning on the New York Jazz Scene

Blowin’ the Blues Away: Performance and Meaning on the New York Jazz Scene

Travis Jackson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520270442
eISBN:
9780520951921
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520270442.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

New York City has always been a mecca in the history of jazz, and in many ways the city's jazz scene is more important now than ever before. This book examines how jazz has thrived in New York ... More

Blue Rhythm FantasyBig Band Jazz Arranging in the Swing Era

Blue Rhythm Fantasy: Big Band Jazz Arranging in the Swing Era

John Wriggle

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040405
eISBN:
9780252098826
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040405.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Behind the iconic jazz orchestras, vocalists, and stage productions of the Swing Era lay the talents of popular music's unsung heroes: the arrangers. This book takes the reader behind the scenes of ... More

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