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The Musical Is the Message

Jim Lovensheimer

in South Pacific: Paradise Rewritten

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195377026
eISBN:
9780199864560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377026.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Rodgers and Hammerstein brought liberal sensibilities to work and life from the 1930s through the late 1940s. Although Rodgers was perceived as less political than Hammerstein, the 1932 film The ... More


Only Time Will Cover the Taint

Richard Taruskin

in The Danger of Music and Other Anti-Utopian Essays

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249776
eISBN:
9780520942790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249776.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter critically explores the point of view of Israelis who do not want to hear Wagner's music in their concert halls because of his supposedly anti-Semitic views. Richard Wagner's work was ... More


The New World Calls! Blum Sells the Company to Americans

Judith Chazin-Bennahum

in René Blum and the Ballets Russes: In Search of a Lost Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195399332
eISBN:
9780199897025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399332.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter recalls the fascinating correspondence between René Blum, Serge Denham, “Junkie” Fleischmann, and Leonide Massine narrating the acquisition of Blum’s Ballets de Monte-Carlo by World Art, ... More


Segregating Sound: Robert Schumann in the Third Reich

Lily E. Hirsch

in Rethinking Schumann

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195393859
eISBN:
9780199894406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393859.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines how writers and musicologists sympathetic to the Nazi cause attempted to overcome Schumann's contested reception history and describes the obstacles they encountered in so ... More


The Blues Scoop

Wim Verbei

in Boom's Blues: Music, Journalism, and Friendship in Wartime

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496805119
eISBN:
9781496812544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496805119.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter considers why the letters that Will Gilbert wrote to Frans Boom from October 1940 to the spring of 1941 did not contain a single word about the fact the Netherlands had been occupied by ... More


Shifting Perspectives

Wim Verbei

in Boom's Blues: Music, Journalism, and Friendship in Wartime

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496805119
eISBN:
9781496812544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496805119.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

At the end of 1941, Will Gilbert decided to accept a job at the Department of Public Information and Art (DVK). His decision was of crucial importance to Frans Boom's blues project and the course of ... More


Irrevocable Step

Wim Verbei

in Boom's Blues: Music, Journalism, and Friendship in Wartime

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496805119
eISBN:
9781496812544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496805119.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter considers the reasons why Frans Boom did not abandon the idea of working with Will Gilbert in order to see his blues project through to completion. Gilbert was working for an ... More


Nothing but the Blues and Statistics

Wim Verbei

in Boom's Blues: Music, Journalism, and Friendship in Wartime

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496805119
eISBN:
9781496812544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496805119.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter details events after Frans Boom began hiding from the Nazis in May 1943. Like so many other students, Frans went into hiding at first by simply staying in his parents' house in ... More


PRELUDE TO WAR: To me all great music is a protest gainst artificiality

Barbara B. Heyman

in Samuel Barber: The Composer and His Music

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195090581
eISBN:
9780199853090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195090581.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American

The chapter narrates Samuel Barber's first major commission, involving the Concerto for Violin. It was sponsored by Samuel Fels of Fels Naptha soap and who was also part of the Curtis Institute of ... More


Aspects of Reception from Bach's Day to the Present

Russell Stinson

in J. S. Bach at His Royal Instrument: Essays on His Organ Works

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199917235
eISBN:
9780199980321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917235.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, History, Western

This chapter surveys how various individuals throughout history have responded to particular organ works by Bach. The list includes a multitude of performers (organists and otherwise), composers, ... More


Europe Again

Joel Sachs

in Henry Cowell: A Man Made of Music

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195108958
eISBN:
9780190268015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195108958.003.0049
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on Henry Cowell's travel to Europe after World War II, one of American artists sent by the U.S. government abroad to talk about their work in an effort to repair the damage Nazi ... More


Can We Give Poor Orff a Pass at Last?

Richard Taruskin

in The Danger of Music and Other Anti-Utopian Essays

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249776
eISBN:
9780520942790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249776.003.0025
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter argues Carl Orff's right to compose music and highlights the criticism made to his work. Orff's rhythms are uniformly foursquare, his melodies catchy, his moods ingratiating and even ... More


The Golden Age of Kitsch

Richard Taruskin

in The Danger of Music and Other Anti-Utopian Essays

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249776
eISBN:
9780520942790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249776.003.0033
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter discusses the Nazi concept of degeneracy in arts and music in Germany, in relation with the release of complete recordings of two operas by record company Decca/London. The record ... More


Introduction

Joy H. Calico

in Brecht at the Opera

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520254824
eISBN:
9780520942813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254824.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter argues that opera played a decisive role in several aspects of Bertolt Brecht's work. The majority of Brecht's operas remained unfinished, but he actively pursued plans for many ... More


Uneasy Parallels: From German Nationalism to Jewish Utopia

Kálra Móricz

in Jewish Identities: Nationalism, Racism, and Utopianism in Twentieth-Century Music

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520250888
eISBN:
9780520933682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520250888.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The goal of utopias is total unity, accomplished through total order, which has also been the essential quality of totalitarian political systems in the twentieth century. Nothing proved utopias' ... More


Le Jazz-Cold: The Silent Forties

William A. Shack

in Harlem in Montmartre: A Paris Jazz Story between the Great Wars

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520225374
eISBN:
9780520925694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225374.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

A trickle of African Americans began an exodus from Paris when war clouds gathered over western Europe. On 6 October 1939, one month after Germany attacked Poland—and Britain and France declared war ... More


Forbidden Music: The Jewish Composers Banned by the Nazis

Michael Haas

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300154306
eISBN:
9780300154313
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300154306.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

With National Socialism's arrival in Germany in 1933, Jews dominated music more than virtually any other sector, making it the most important cultural front in the Nazi fight for German identity. ... More


Bruno Walter: A World Elsewhere

Erik Ryding and Rebecca Pechefsky

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087130
eISBN:
9780300129274
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087130.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Bruno Walter, one of the greatest conductors in the twentieth century, lived a fascinating life in difficult times. This book starts by describing Walter's early years in Germany, where his successes ... More


Richard Strauss (1864–1949): A Life Review In Music

Linda Hutcheon and Michael Hutcheon

in Four Last Songs: Aging and Creativity in Verdi, Strauss, Messiaen, and Britten

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226255590
eISBN:
9780226255620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226255620.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The death of his librettist Hofmannsthal, his fraught relationship with the Nazi regime, and the wartime destruction of the German musical culture he treasured made Richard Strauss’s last years ... More


Gewandhauskapellmeister: Leipzig, 1929–1933

Erik Ryding and Rebecca Pechefsky

in Bruno Walter: A World Elsewhere

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087130
eISBN:
9780300129274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087130.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, Western

As music director of the Gewandhaus Orchestra of Leipzig, Bruno Walter conducted numerous concerts not only in Germany but also in other cities such as Amsterdam, Paris, New York, and London. Many ... More


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