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Building the American Symphony Orchestra: The Nineteenth-Century Roots of a Twenty-First-Century Musical Institution

Mark Clague

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/9780226769776.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

The corporate structure of Chicago's Orchestral Association was not a radical or new idea but represented a recombination and extension of nineteenth-century efforts. The club model, the cooperative ... 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


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


Triumphs and Tribulations: Big Commissions, Big Risks, Big Rewards (1995–2001)

Leta E. Miller

in Aaron Jay Kernis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038532
eISBN:
9780252096440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038532.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on Kernis's music in the years 1995–2001. In 1995, the American Academy of Arts and Letters honored Kernis with a $7,500 prize to facilitate a recording. During the following ... More


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