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The Southern Syncopated Orchestra

Marva Griffin Carter

in Swing Along: The Musical Life of Will Marion Cook

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195108910
eISBN:
9780199865796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195108910.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter describes the Southern Syncopated Orchestra as an all-black group originally composed of fifty formally attired men, with a few women, who played and sang a diverse repertoire of light ... More


American Orchestras and Their Unions in the Nineteenth Century

John Spitzer (ed.)

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/9780226769776.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

Musicians' unions played critical roles in American orchestras in the nineteenth century, when the American Federation of Musicians was organized and musicians' unions became part of the American ... More


Introduction: Toward a History of American Orchestras in the Nineteenth Century

Deane L. Root

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/9780226769776.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter explains the major historiographical perspectives of prior research on the nineteenth-century American orchestra. The study of American orchestras is both a pursuit more than a century ... More


Modeling Music: Early Organizational Structures of American Women's Orchestras

Anna-Lise P. Santella

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/9780226769776.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

The women's orchestra movement was a direct response to the dearth of public performance opportunities for women. The first American women's orchestras were founded in the 1870s. The career model and ... More


Beethoven and Beer: Orchestral Music in German Beer Gardens in Nineteenth-Century New York City

John Koegel and Jonas Westover

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/9780226769776.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

Some of the roots of the contemporary American orchestra were found in the nineteenth-century German American beer halls on the Bowery Theater. Majority of New York City's instrumentalists were ... More


Aflerword: Coming of Age

Ronald G. Walters

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/9780226769776.003.0019
Subject:
Music, History, American

Parallels between the trajectory of American history in the last half of the nineteenth century and the history of America's orchestras were revealing and misleading. It is observed that as ... More


The List, the Old Man, and the English Replacement

James M. Doering

in The Great Orchestrator: Arthur Judson and American Arts Management

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037412
eISBN:
9780252094590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037412.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter explores how the early 1930s tested Judson's mettle as an orchestra manager because the Depression completely redefined the rules of business. The 1910s and 1920s had been periods of ... More


The Classical Music Mainstream

James Wierzbicki

in Music in the Age of Anxiety: American Music in the Fifties

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040078
eISBN:
9780252098277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040078.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter looks at how the American Symphony Orchestra League reported that thirty million people in the U.S. are actively interested in concert music. This does not mean jazz, popular ditties, ... More


Introduction: Confronting the Silent Giant

James M. Doering

in The Great Orchestrator: Arthur Judson and American Arts Management

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037412
eISBN:
9780252094590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037412.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This introductory chapter talks about the legacy of Arthur Judson, a monumental figure in American concert music, whose career has largely evaded scholarly inquiry. His name appears in numerous ... More


A Silent Exit

Mary Sue Welsh

in One Woman in a Hundred: Edna Phillips and the Philadelphia Orchestra

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037368
eISBN:
9780252094545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037368.003.0013
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter describes Stoki's All-American Youth Orchestra. As the war began to overtake Europe in 1939, and German and Italian influence threatened to take hold in South America, the Berlin ... More


Thinking about Serious Music in New York, 1842–82

Adrienne Fried Block

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/9780226769776.003.0018
Subject:
Music, History, American

The Philharmonic Society of New York stated its purpose as “the advancement of Instrumental Music.” This study of programming and ideology in America's first permanent symphony orchestra reveals the ... More


One Woman in a Hundred: Edna Phillips and the Philadelphia Orchestra

Mary Sue Welsh

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037368
eISBN:
9780252094545
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037368.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Gifted harpist Edna Phillips (1907–2003) joined the Philadelphia Orchestra in 1930, becoming not only that ensemble's first female member but also the first woman to hold a principal position in a ... More


Calling All Pundits: No More Predictions!

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/9780520249776.003.0016
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter presents the predictions of various musical experts and commentators such as Charles Wuorinen, Ralph Shapey, and Milton Babbitt regarding the future of the music. Wuorinen, in his ... More


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