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Ellington's Black, Brown and Beige

Maurice Peress

in Dvorák to Duke Ellington: A Conductor Rediscovers America's Music and Its African-American Roots

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195098228
eISBN:
9780199869817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195098228.003.0018
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Ellington's signature work, as a symphonic suite for the Chicago Symphony and reconstructed and returned to Carnegie Hall in its original form for a jazz band, was premiered in 1943. The chapter ... More


Chapter Five Writing and Arranging Companion: Credited and Uncredited Collaborations

Walter van de Leur

in Something to Live For: The Music of Billy Strayhorn

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195124484
eISBN:
9780199868711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195124484.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter starts with the January 1943 appearance of the Ellington orchestra in Carnegie Hall. Ellington composed a work of symphonic dimensions, Black, Brown and Beige. Strayhorn’s contributions ... More


Benny Goodman's Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert

Catherine Tackley

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195398304
eISBN:
9780190268077
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195398304.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

On January 16, 1938 Benny Goodman brought his swing orchestra to America’s venerated home of European classical music, Carnegie Hall. The resulting concert—widely considered one of the most ... More


Re-Creation

Catherine Tackley

in Benny Goodman's Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195398304
eISBN:
9780190268077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195398304.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Popular

The Carnegie Hall further established its position as a venue for popular music performance following Goodman’s concert, as evidenced by the subsequent performances of W. C. Handy, Paul Whiteman, and ... More


James Reese Europe

Maurice Peress

in Dvorák to Duke Ellington: A Conductor Rediscovers America's Music and Its African-American Roots

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195098228
eISBN:
9780199869817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195098228.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

David Mannes, concertmaster of Walter Damrosch's New York Symphony and Director of the city's Musical Settlement Houses, engaged James Reese Europe, charismatic conductor and composer, and his ... More


Carnegie Hall

Gwen Terry

in Clark: The Autobiography of Clark Terry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520268463
eISBN:
9780520949782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268463.003.0047
Subject:
Music, History, American

It was on February 15, 1970, that Clark Terry's Big Bad Band was to perform at the Carnegie Hall. The show was a hit, the audience gave it a standing ovation and Clark describes his feeling as being ... More


Epilogue: 1991

Stephen Lehmann and Marion Faber

in Rudolf Serkin: A Life

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195130461
eISBN:
9780199849499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130461.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter recounts the period when Rudolf Serkin was in the twilight of his life. Accounts from family and friends reveal how he never considered retiring from his musical career until age and ... More


“What it Takes to Make Me Love You—You've Got it”

Reid Badger

in A Life in Ragtime: A Biography of James Reese Europe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195337969
eISBN:
9780199851553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337969.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

From the fall of 1908 until December 1909, Bessie Simms, who was described as “an artist's model”, and James Reese Europe were both working in The Red Moon. A close, perhaps intimate, friendship ... More


American Pianist

Stephen Lehmann and Marion Faber

in Rudolf Serkin: A Life

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195130461
eISBN:
9780199849499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130461.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The chapter recounts Serkin's life in America, from his move in the wake of the Second World War until his death. Serkin first came to the United States as part of several well received tours but ... More


Making It Work: Leaders and Musical Direction

Alex Stewart

in Making the Scene: Contemporary New York City Big Band Jazz

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249530
eISBN:
9780520940161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249530.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter follows many of the same players into a very different situation, the now-defunct Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, directed by Jon Faddis. Comparing the leadership in this band with the more ... More


Reception

Catherine Tackley

in Benny Goodman's Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195398304
eISBN:
9780190268077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195398304.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter examines the reception of the concert as a live event in relation to the 1938 album’s audience response. Annemarie Ewing’s analysis demonstrates the differences between Goodman’s and ... More


Program

Catherine Tackley

in Benny Goodman's Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195398304
eISBN:
9780190268077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195398304.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular

Music critic Irving Kolodin was tasked to produce the program notes for the Carnegie Hall concert. Kolodin balanced the distinctive elements of swing with quasi-analytical descriptions of each piece ... More


Repercussions

Catherine Tackley

in Benny Goodman's Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195398304
eISBN:
9780190268077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195398304.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter discusses the events following the Carnegie Hall concert, beginning with the Basie-Webb big band battle at the Savoy ballroom. The two events are polar opposites suggesting of societal ... More


The Prodigy Puppet

Kathryn Talalay

in Composition in Black and White: The Life of Philippa Schuyler

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195113938
eISBN:
9780199853816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195113938.003.0010
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Philippa's reputation as a gifted child grew more and more as she grew up. During the fall of 1937, Philippa was invited by Mother Stevens, director of the prestigious Pius X School of Liturgical ... More


Precedents: Jazz Concerts and Audiences

Catherine Tackley

in Benny Goodman's Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195398304
eISBN:
9780190268077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195398304.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter recounts the history of several jazz concerts and audiences that took precedence before Benny Goodman’s 1938 concert in Carnegie Hall, which was the primary concert venue in New York ... More


Recording

Catherine Tackley

in Benny Goodman's Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195398304
eISBN:
9780190268077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195398304.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Popular

Goodman focused on classical music after his departure from Capitol Records. He recorded Aaron Copland’s Clarinet Concerto, as well as the Mozart Clarinet Quintet and Darius Milhaud’s La Création du ... More


“Twenty Years of Jazz”

Catherine Tackley

in Benny Goodman's Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195398304
eISBN:
9780190268077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195398304.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter initially looks at the Original Dixieland Jazz Band (ODJB), which is widely recognized for creating the first jazz recordings. ODJB’s “Sensation Rag” was also performed at Carnegie Hall, ... More


Conclusion

Catherine Tackley

in Benny Goodman's Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195398304
eISBN:
9780190268077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195398304.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Popular

Benny Goodman’s Carnegie Hall performances were generally consistent with his earlier versions of those numbers, wherein there is a noticeable development in his interpretations leading up to the ... More


Promotion

Catherine Tackley

in Benny Goodman's Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195398304
eISBN:
9780190268077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195398304.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter narrates the details of preparations for the Benny Goodman’s concert in Carnegie Hall, including its advertisement, performance direction, production, and planning of venue. Publicist ... More


Attacking the American Market

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/9780195108958.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on Henry Cowell's performances in the United States following his European tour that concluded on February 4, 1924. Henry's official New York debut was marked by a concert at ... More


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