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Autonomy and Dialog in Elliott Carter's Enchanted Preludes

John Roeder

in Analytical Studies in World Music: Analytical Studies in World Music

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195177893
eISBN:
9780199864843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177893.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter provides a detailed examination of a contemporary chamber work by a celebrated American composer, with: Social and Artistic Context; One Composer's Response; Sources of Autonomy: ... More


A Brief Life of a Very Long Life

David Schiff

in Carter

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190259150
eISBN:
9780190259181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190259150.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter outlines the known facts about Carter’s life and tracks the reception history of his music. Carter grew up in a comfortable upper middle class New York household and was groomed to take ... More


Remembering Mr. Carter (A Double Portrait)

David Schiff

in Carter

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190259150
eISBN:
9780190259181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190259150.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American, Theory, Analysis, Composition

An account of the forty-year relationship between the author and the composer with an emphasis on Carter’s role as a teacher of composition. The author met Carter in 1971 when he attended rehearsals ... More


Carter

David Schiff

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190259150
eISBN:
9780190259181
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190259150.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This book surveys the life and work of the great American composer Elliott Carter (1908–2012). It examines his formative, and often ambivalent, engagements with Charles Ives and other ... More


Editions (1920 versus 1947) and Performance Questions

Kyle Gann

in Charles Ives's Concord: Essays after a Sonata

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780252040856
eISBN:
9780252099366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040856.003.0014
Subject:
Music, History, American

In 1947 Ives finally managed to bring out a much-revised second edition of the Concord Sonata, and the changes reveal much about his compositional process and ability to self-criticize. Contrary to ... More


Athens, Rome, And Florence 1952–54

in Encounters & Reflections: Conversations with Seth Benardete

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226042787
eISBN:
9780226042770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226042770.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter is a conversation among three students—Michael, Ronna, and Robert—and their professor Seth Benardete at the University of Chicago. Benardete describes his experience during his ... More


Berlin, Don Quixote, and the CIA

Vincent Giroud

in Nicolas Nabokov: A Life in Freedom and Music

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199399895
eISBN:
9780199399932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199399895.003.0017
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In Berlin, Nabokov, with the support of the Ford Foundation, launched a program of visiting artists and intellectuals, which benefited Witold Gombrowicz and Carter, among many others. With Daniélou, ... More


Stravinsky at the Crossroads between Primitivism and Neoclassicism: Renard [Bajka] (1915–16) and Histoire du soldat (1917–18)

Maureen A. Carr

in After the Rite: Stravinsky's Path to Neoclassicism (1914-1925)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199742936
eISBN:
9780199367993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199742936.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Theory, Analysis, Composition

As a lesser-known work, Renard is significant in the evolution of Stravinsky’s compositional process. One of the reasons why Renard might not be taken seriously in analytical circles could be related ... More


Disenchantment and New Departure

Vincent Giroud

in Nicolas Nabokov: A Life in Freedom and Music

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199399895
eISBN:
9780199399932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199399895.003.0016
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter first follows the evolution of the relations between Nabokov and Stravinsky, to whom he remained close, though he was disconcerted by the composer’s adoption of serialism, under Robert ... More


In Wartime Washington

Vincent Giroud

in Nicolas Nabokov: A Life in Freedom and Music

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199399895
eISBN:
9780199399932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199399895.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In 1940, Nabokov took up a new position at St. John’s College, Annapolis, where he taught the “Great Books Course,” first in tandem with Carter. In Washington, he became close to a circle of young ... More


Body

Mariusz Kozak

in Enacting Musical Time: The Bodily Experience of New Music

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190080204
eISBN:
9780190080235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190080204.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter takes a closer look at listeners’ bodily capabilities. The author first draws on his own and others’ observational studies to show how, in response to music, listeners’ capacities for ... More


New Exile

Vincent Giroud

in Nicolas Nabokov: A Life in Freedom and Music

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199399895
eISBN:
9780199399932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199399895.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Nabokov left France in 1933 to lecture at the Barnes Foundation. Shortly afterward, his ballet Union Pacific, on a scenario by poet Archibald MacLeish, the first ballet on an American theme, ... More


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