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Howard Pollack

in The Ballad of John Latouche: An American Lyricist's Life and Work

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190458294
eISBN:
9780190458324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190458294.003.0017
Subject:
Music, History, American

The late 1940s saw Latouche moving about from place to place, and lover to lover. He maintained some connection with the political left in terms of his involvement with both the Henry Wallace ... More


Broadway

James Wierzbicki

in Music in the Age of Anxiety: American Music in the Fifties

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040078
eISBN:
9780252098277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040078.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter illustrates how veteran Broadway factotum Lehman Engel—in one of the first books that dealt with the substance of American musical theater and its history—delineated the distinguishing ... More


Stephen Flaherty: Born: September 18, 1960, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Steven Suskin

in Show Tunes: The Songs, Shows, and Careers of Broadway’s Major Composers

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195314076
eISBN:
9780199852734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314076.003.0036
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter examines the work of Stephen Flaherty. Flaherty decided on a career in the musical theater early on, hooked by a local production of Godspell (S. Schwartz: May 17, 1971). While attending ... More


Thirty-Nine

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/9780195108958.003.0030
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on Henry Cowell's life and career at thirty-nine years old. When Henry celebrated his thirty-ninth birthday on March 11, 1936, some very close friends such as Samuel Seward and ... More


Alan Menken: Born: July 22, 1949, New Rochelle, New York

Steven Suskin

in Show Tunes: The Songs, Shows, and Careers of Broadway’s Major Composers

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195314076
eISBN:
9780199852734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314076.003.0033
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter examines the work of Alan Menken. It begins with an extended commentary of his career, followed by details on productions, with data and song information. Menken was making up songs from ... More


Maury Yeston: Born: October 23, 1945, Jersey City, New Jersey

Steven Suskin

in Show Tunes: The Songs, Shows, and Careers of Broadway’s Major Composers

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195314076
eISBN:
9780199852734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314076.003.0035
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter examines the work of Maury Yeston. It begins with an extended commentary of his career, followed by details on productions, with data and song information. Yeston developed an early ... More


“We, as Musicians, Are Soldiers, Too…”

Annegret Fauser

in Sounds of War: Music in the United States during World War II

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199948031
eISBN:
9780199345953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199948031.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

Men and women faced a number of challenges and opportunities with the onset of World War II. This chapter explores how individuals in the United States dealt with this global conflict, whether they ... More


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