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Sounds of the Metropolis: The 19th Century Popular Music Revolution in London, New York, Paris and Vienna

Derek B. Scott

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195309461
eISBN:
9780199871254
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309461.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The words “popular music revolution” may instantly bring to mind jazz of the 1920s or rock 'n' roll of the 1950s, but this book argues that the first popular music revolution occurred in the 19th ... More


Song Performance in the Early Sound Shorts of British Pathé

Derek B. Scott

in The Sounds of the Silents in Britain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199797615
eISBN:
9780199979738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199797615.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, Western

This chapter is concerned with the new demands, opportunities, and limitations of the medium of film as it attempted to capture theatrical performances in the early days of sound. During the early ... More


The Young Ballet

Elizabeth Kendall

in Balanchine and the Lost Muse: Revolution and the Making of a Choreographer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199959341
eISBN:
9780199346028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199959341.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, Western

This chapter first describes Fyodor Lopukhov's ballet, TanzSymphonia, which can be viewed as the most radical dance experiment in the early NEP, maybe in the whole decade of the 1920s. Georges was a ... More


Hey! We're Alive!

Michael Haas

in Forbidden Music: The Jewish Composers Banned by the Nazis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300154306
eISBN:
9780300154313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300154306.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the political aspects of the works of Jewish composers. It explains that the vast majority of secular Jewish composers and writers were resolutely anti-religion and discusses ... More


Prologue: New Year’s Eve 1916

E. Douglas Bomberger

in Making Music American: 1917 and the Transformation of Culture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190872311
eISBN:
9780190872342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190872311.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

The activities of eight musicians on New Year’s Eve 1916 reflected their positions in the varied musical tapestry of the United States. Two symphony orchestra conductors, three classical soloists, ... More


The Katset-Teater and the Development of Yiddish Theater in the DP Camp Bergen-Belsen

Sophie Fetthauer and Lily E. Hirsch

in Dislocated Memories: Jews, Music, and Postwar German Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199367481
eISBN:
9780199367504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199367481.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, Western

This chapter analyzes the functions of Yiddish theater in the Bergen-Belsen DP camp as a genre that traditionally incorporates different musical repertoires,. It traces the evolution in offerings by ... More


“Driven from Their Home”: Jewish Displacement and Musical Memory in the 1948 Movie Long Is the Road

Joshua S. Walden

in Dislocated Memories: Jews, Music, and Postwar German Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199367481
eISBN:
9780199367504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199367481.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, Western

This chapter uses the Yiddish film by Israel Beker Long is the Road (1948; Lang ist der Weg/Lang iz der Weg) to discuss Jewish survivors’ dislocation. As the film reveals, displacement bridges ... More


Northern England

S. Alexander Reed

in Assimilate: A Critical History of Industrial Music

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199832583
eISBN:
9780190268305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199832583.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter focuses on industrial music from Northern England, the center of the European industrial revolution and the birthplace of industrial music. From the early nineteenth century, coal and ... More


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