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Mendelssohn and the Organ

Wm. A. Little

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195394382
eISBN:
9780199863556
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394382.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Performing Practice/Studies

Although Mendelssohn was most famous during his lifetime as a composer, virtuoso pianist, and conductor, he also enjoyed an enviable reputation as a highly skilled organist. The instrument had ... More


The Rockefeller Years, 1964 to Spring 1968

Renée Levine Packer

in This Life of Sounds: Evenings for New Music in Buffalo

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199730773
eISBN:
9780199863532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730773.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This chapter describes the series of coincidences that led to the creation of the Center of the Creative and Performing Arts; assembling the first group of Creative Associates by Lukas Foss and the ... More


Superman in Myth and Folklore

Daniel Peretti

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496814586
eISBN:
9781496814623
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496814586.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Many artists draw upon folklore to craft films, music, literature, and other elements of popular culture. This book examines how the opposite phenomenon occurs: the use of popular culture in the ... More


Duke Ellington

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/9780195098228.003.0016
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Meeting Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, at Lyndon Johnson's White House, marked the beginning of the author's close working relationship with one of America's most important composers. This chapter ... More


Ellington's Queenie Pie

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/9780195098228.003.0017
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter describes the story of Queenie Pie, Ellington's last theater work as told by the author of this book, who worked as an assistant to Ellington when it was a yet-to-be produced one-hour ... More


Introduction to News Chronicle Musical Competition Festival for HM Forces

David Manning

in Vaughan Williams on Music

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182392
eISBN:
9780199851485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.003.0018
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Musical experience is of two kinds: active and passive. Both are necessary for a full musical life. Vital art must be creative; but creative does not mean only writing black dots on ruled paper. The ... More


Foreword to Eight Concerts of Henry Purcell’s Music

David Manning

in Vaughan Williams on Music

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182392
eISBN:
9780199851485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.003.0071
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Henry Purcell's songs appear in vocal recitals. This chapter mentions only the better-known music, but there are equal treasures that until quite lately have lain hidden in manuscripts. The Purcell ... More


A Sea Symphony

David Manning

in Vaughan Williams on Music

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182392
eISBN:
9780199851485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.003.0079
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The first sketches for A Sea Symphony were made in 1903, and it was gradually worked out during the next seven years. It was first produced at the Leeds Festival in 1910, and has since been performed ... More


Becoming the Folk

Ryan André Brasseaux

in Cajun Breakdown: The Emergence of an American Made Music

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195343069
eISBN:
9780199866977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343069.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter deconstructs Cajuns’, and Cajun music’s, folk categorization. It analyzes three separate interpretations of folk culture as espoused by influential public intellectuals. Alan and John ... More


Searching for Redemption: The Salzburg Festival Meets Yiddish Theater

Lisa Silverman

in Becoming Austrians: Jews and Culture between the World Wars

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199794843
eISBN:
9780199950072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794843.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter outlines how the need for Austrian Jews to come to terms with their changed social status after World War I drove the creation of new cultural productions that provided potential ... More


Curatorial Conversations: Cultural Representation and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Olivia Cadaval, Sojin Kim, and Diana Baird N'Diaye (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496805980
eISBN:
9781496806024
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496805980.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Since its origins in 1967, The Smithsonian Folklife Festival has gained national and international recognition as a model for the research and public presentation of living cultural heritage and the ... More


Storms

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/9780520268463.003.0051
Subject:
Music, History, American

Even though racial equality seeming to a bleak dream, Clark kept raising funds for the movement and kept praying. Jazz, as Clark describes, was the common denominator at the gigs. Music helped ... More


Introduction

Andrew T. McDonald and Verlaine Stoner McDonald

in Paul Rusch in Postwar Japan: Evangelism, Rural Development, and the Battle against Communism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813176079
eISBN:
9780813176109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813176079.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The introduction portrays the scene at the Paul Rusch Festival Yatsugatake County Fair. Initially, it appears to be like any other American harvest festival, but the event takes place in the ... More


Reimagining Cardenio

Bernard Richards

in The Quest for Cardenio: Shakespeare, Fletcher, Cervantes, and the Lost Play

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199641819
eISBN:
9780191749025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641819.003.0020
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter is an account by Bernard Richards of the writing of his acting version of Cardenio, which was put on at Queens’ College, Cambridge, various theatres in Devon, and the Edinburgh Festival ... More


Epilogue

Charles M. Joseph

in Stravinsky and Balanchine: A Journey of Invention

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087123
eISBN:
9780300129342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087123.003.0015
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

As a concluding chapter, the Epilogue focuses on Balanchine's own journey following the unparalleled achievement of the 1972 Stravinsky Festival. Much has been made of the fact that he did not ... More


Kings for Three Days: The Play of Race and Gender in an Afro-Ecuadorian Festival

Jean Muteba Rahier

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037511
eISBN:
9780252094729
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037511.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

With its rich mix of cultures, European influences, colonial tensions, and migration from bordering nations, Ecuador has long drawn the interest of ethnographers, historians, and political ... More


American Aloha: Cultural Tourism and the Negotiation of Tradition

Heather A. Diamond

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831714
eISBN:
9780824869342
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831714.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

At the 1989 Smithsonian Folklife Festival (SFF), throngs of visitors gathered on the National Mall to celebrate Hawaiʻi's multicultural heritage through its traditional arts. The “edu-tainment” ... More


The Edinburgh Festivals: Culture and Society in Post-war Britain

Angela Bartie

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748670307
eISBN:
9780748689293
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748670307.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

The Edinburgh Festival – and the Fringe that it inspired – has been the hub for numerous ‘culture wars ’ since its inception in 1947. This book is the first major study of the origins and development ... More


Literary culture in Cuba: Revolution, nation-building and the book

Par Kumaraswami and Antoni Kapcia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719083754
eISBN:
9781781704714
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083754.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book looks at a much-misunderstood aspect of the Cuban Revolution: the place of literature and the creation of a literary culture. Based on over 100 interviews with a wide range of actors ... More


Théâtre Musical

Eric Salzman and Thomas Desi

in The New Music Theater: Seeing the Voice, Hearing the Body

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195099362
eISBN:
9780199864737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099362.003.0015
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter discusses the history of the Avignon Festival and its emphasis on a director-driven music theater. Further topics in the evolution of music theater in France include the work of Xenakis, ... More


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