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Ida the Sapphic Fetish

Tamara Levitz

in Modernist Mysteries: Perséphone

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199730162
eISBN:
9780199932467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730162.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter explores Ida Rubinstein’s expression of Sapphic desire in her performance of the narcissus plucking in Perséphone. The chapter begins by describing the culture of Sapphic modernism in ... More


The Strange Fate of Boulanger and Pugno’s La ville morte

Alexandra Laederich

in Nadia Boulanger and Her World

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226750682
eISBN:
9780226750859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226750859.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter describes the tribulations that marked the dissemination of an extraordinary work, La ville morte, from its genesis in 1910 through to its recent rebirth. Nadia Boulanger and Raoul Pugno ... More


From Passéism to Anachronism: Material Histories in Pound’s Venice

Jennifer Scappettone

in Killing the Moonlight: Modernism in Venice

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164320
eISBN:
9780231537742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164320.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter looks at Ezra Pound's collection of poems about Venice, the place he credited with awakening his interest in “civilization.” His first collection establishes an archaeological process ... More


Serious Ambitions: Nadia Boulanger and the Composition of La ville morte

Jeanice Brooks and Kimberly Francis

in Nadia Boulanger and Her World

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226750682
eISBN:
9780226750859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226750859.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter is a collaborative exploration of Nadia Boulanger’s work in collaborative composition. Newly released documents provide unprecedented insights into Boulanger’s musical and personal ... More


The World of the Future, the Future of the World

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/9780520231580.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, American

Artists as well as politicians always seem to be talking about and predicting the future. Paradoxically, the charted paths to their iridescent kingdoms are typically strewn with calls for sacrifice, ... More


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