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Nine. Schuman, Copland, Koussevitzky, and Bernstein

Steve Swayne

in Orpheus in Manhattan: William Schuman and the Shaping of America's Musical Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195388527
eISBN:
9780199894345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388527.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

Though Harris was Schuman's last major teacher, it was Aaron Copland who gave Schuman the biggest boost in his career, first by helping Schuman win the prize for the Second Symphony and then by ... More


Boston after Koussevitzky: July 1951–July 1956

D. Kern Holoman

in Charles Munch

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199772704
eISBN:
9780190268220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199772704.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter describes the time when Charles Munch took over the repertoire of the musical hall of Tanglewood. It also considers his commitments to the Boston Symphony Orchestra during their European ... More


Winning Boston: October 1949–June 1951

D. Kern Holoman

in Charles Munch

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199772704
eISBN:
9780190268220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199772704.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines Charles Munch's stay in Massachusetts. He went there to lead the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO). Because Munch was an old-blood ensemble virtuoso like his colleague Pierre ... More


“Proof through the Night”

Glenn Watkins

in Proof through the Night: Music and the Great War

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520231580
eISBN:
9780520927896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231580.003.0018
Subject:
Music, History, American

Of all the modes of public participation following the declaration of the Great War in the United States, it was the singing of the national anthem at civic events and in the concert hall that ... More


The Iron Curtain and Beyond: August 1956–August 1958

D. Kern Holoman

in Charles Munch

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199772704
eISBN:
9780190268220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199772704.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter describes how Charles Munch struggled to continue with his orchestra performances despite his worsening health and subsequent death of his wife, Geneviève. Those orchestra performances, ... More


Olin Downes: “George Gershwin Plays His Second Rhapsody for the First Time Here with Koussevitzky and Boston Orchestra” (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/9780195327113.003.0047
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter presents the text of Olin Downes' review of the performance of George Gershwin's Second Rhapsody together with Serge Koussevitsky's Boston Symphony Orchestra in New York, which was ... More


Delicious and the Second Rhapsody (1931)

Howard Pollack

in George Gershwin: His Life and Work

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520248649
eISBN:
9780520933149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520248649.003.0026
Subject:
Music, History, American

On April 10, 1930, the Gershwins signed with Fox Studios to write a musical for which George would receive $70,000 and Ira $30,000. George Gershwin's most demanding task was to compose a piece for ... More


The Prodigal Returns

E. Douglas Bomberger

in MacDowell

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199899296
eISBN:
9780190268343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199899296.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter describes events following Edward and Marian MacDowell's return to the United States in 1888. They settled in one of the wealthiest sections of Boston where Edward began teaching piano ... More


Koussevitzky’s Ghostwriter

Simon Morrison

in Funeral Games in Honor of Arthur Vincent Lourié

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199829446
eISBN:
9780199377244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199829446.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter examines the ghostwriting services that Arthur Lourié provided to the Boston Symphony Orchestra conductor Serge Koussevitzky, and the Lourié compositions that Koussevitzky promoted in ... More


Noise: March 1917

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/9780190872311.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

As the revelation of the Zimmermann telegram pushed the United States closer to war, jazz continued to grow in popularity. The Creole Band and Original Dixieland Jazz Band played simultaneous ... More


Anticipation: September 1917

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/9780190872311.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

In fall 1917, military rhetoric entered many realms of American life, including music. Orchestras and concert series publicized tentative programs for the coming season as new European works became ... More


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