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Loverly: The Life and Times of My Fair Lady

Dominic McHugh

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199827305
eISBN:
9780199950225
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827305.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This book provides a comprehensive discussion of the genesis and performance history of Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady. Using more than 500 previously unpublished letters from the papers of the ... More


Moses

Jeffrey S. Sposato

in The Price of Assimilation: Felix Mendelssohn and the Nineteenth-Century Anti-Semitic Tradition

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195149746
eISBN:
9780199870783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149746.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter explores Felix Mendelssohn's collaboration with the critic and composer Adolf Bernhard Marx. Mendelssohn agreed in 1832 to write a libretto for Marx's oratorio Mose (first performed in ... More


Gregorius: An Incestuous Saint in Medieval Europe and Beyond

Brian Murdoch

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199596409
eISBN:
9780191745737
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596409.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Religion and Literature

The story of the apocryphal pope and saint Gregorius was extremely popular throughout the Middle Ages and later in Europe and beyond. In a memorable narrative Gregorius is born from an incestuous ... More


From Page to Stage: The Genesis of My Fair Lady

Dominic McHugh

in Loverly: The Life and Times of My Fair Lady

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199827305
eISBN:
9780199950225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827305.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Chapter 2 discusses the genesis of My Fair Lady from 1954 up to opening night in 1956. It includes an explanation of how Herman Levin came to be the producer, Rex Harrison and Stanley Holloway the ... More


Frederick Loewe: Born: June 10, 1901, Berlin, Germany Born: June 10, 1901, Berlin, Germany Died: February 14, 1988, Palm Springs, California

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/9780195314076.003.0016
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter examines the work of Frederick Loewe. Loewe was the son of Austrian tenor Edmund Loewe, who created the role of Prince Danilo in the 1906 Berlin première of Lehar’s Die Lustige Witwe ... More


Agnes de Mille: Telling Stories in Broadway Dance

Kara Anne Gardner

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199733682
eISBN:
9780190246082
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733682.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, American

This book explores the Broadway legacy of choreographer Agnes de Mille, from the 1940s through the 1960s. Six musicals are discussed in depth—Oklahoma!, One Touch of Venus, Bloomer Girl, Carousel, ... More


My Fair Lady: From Pygmalion to Cinderella

Geoffrey Block

in Enchanted Evenings: The Broadway Musical from Show Boat to Sondheim

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195167306
eISBN:
9780199849840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167306.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Popular

My Fair Lady was without doubt the most popularly successful musical of its era. Before the close of its spectacular run of 2, 717 performances from 1956 to 1962 it had ... More


From the Romantics to Thomas Mann and Beyond

Brian Murdoch

in Gregorius: An Incestuous Saint in Medieval Europe and Beyond

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199596409
eISBN:
9780191745737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596409.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Religion and Literature

The first modern adaptation of the Gregorius-narrative is a song-cycle by Franz Theodor Kugler and Carl Loewe in the Romantic period, the source of which is unclear. In the twentieth century Thomas ... More


The Charm of a Manuscript

Hanoch Gutfreund and Jürgen Renn

in The Road to Relativity: The History and Meaning of Einstein's "The Foundation of General Relativity", Featuring the Original Manuscript of Einstein's Masterpiece

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691175812
eISBN:
9781400865765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175812.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This section discusses the story of how Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity evolved into a full-fledged theory. Einstein's manuscript, “The Foundation of General Relativity,” marks the ... More


Alan Jay Lerner: A Lyricist's Letters

Dominic McHugh

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199949274
eISBN:
9780199394890
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199949274.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

Alan Jay Lerner was the lyricist of some of the most beloved musicals of all time, including My Fair Lady, Gigi, Brigadoon, and Camelot. Yet much of his work is less well known and his career has ... More


Carl Loewe’s Performative Romanticism

Dana Gooley

in Fantasies of Improvisation: Free Playing in Nineteenth-Century Music

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190633585
eISBN:
9780190633615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190633585.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Chapter 3 is about Carl Loewe, a little-known musician who undertook an unprecedented and remarkable task: improvising entire songs, both the melody and the accompaniment, on poems given to him by ... More


Non-Phytocannabinoid Constituents of Cannabis and Herbal Synergy

John M. McPartland and Ethan B. Russo

in Handbook of Cannabis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199662685
eISBN:
9780191787560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662685.003.0015
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter introduces the concepts of therapeutic polypharmacy and synergy, and their applications to herbal medicines. Chemists and pharmacologists working with cannabis have pioneered research on ... More


Music and Words

Lawrence M. Zbikowski

in Foundations of Musical Grammar

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190653637
eISBN:
9780190653668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190653637.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter focuses on the different ways language and music construct meaning as revealed through the medium of song. The chapter focuses on the German Lied of the early nineteenth century, and it ... More


Shaping the Story of Brigadoon

Kara Anne Gardner

in Agnes de Mille: Telling Stories in Broadway Dance

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199733682
eISBN:
9780190246082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733682.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, American

Brigadoon was one of de Mille’s most successful musicals and one of her happiest collaborations. The show drew on many stylistic sources, including modern dance, traditional Scottish dance, and ... More


De Mille’s Broadway Decline and Her Activist Legacy

Kara Anne Gardner

in Agnes de Mille: Telling Stories in Broadway Dance

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199733682
eISBN:
9780190246082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733682.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, American

The concluding chapter discusses de Mille’s Broadway career after the 1940s. Although she continued to work on Broadway through 1969, her work never again achieved the level of success she attained ... More


“From This Day On”: The Rise of the Playwright-Lyricist, 1918–1951

Dominic McHugh

in Alan Jay Lerner: A Lyricist's Letters

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199949274
eISBN:
9780199394890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199949274.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This chapter introduces Lerner’s life and work and focuses on his childhood, upbringing, education, and early years on Broadway. It briefly examines the musicals he wrote as a student at Harvard ... More


“You Did It”: My Fair Lady, Gigi, and Beyond, 1955–1958

Dominic McHugh

in Alan Jay Lerner: A Lyricist's Letters

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199949274
eISBN:
9780199394890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199949274.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This chapter explores the most successful years of the Lerner and Loewe partnership. In particular, it looks at the weeks leading up to and following the premiere of My Fair Lady, as well as the ... More


“Matters of Consequence”: Collaborations Old and New, 1970–1974

Dominic McHugh

in Alan Jay Lerner: A Lyricist's Letters

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199949274
eISBN:
9780199394890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199949274.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This chapter examines the frustrating early 1970s, in which Lerner once more channeled energy into projects that were less successful than he had hoped. It talks about his reunion with Frederick ... More


“Another Life”: The Final Years, 1980–1986

Dominic McHugh

in Alan Jay Lerner: A Lyricist's Letters

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199949274
eISBN:
9780199394890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199949274.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This chapter examines Lerner’s final years, in which he moved to London and started a new life. It includes a discussion of Dance a Little Closer, his unsuccessful final musical, as well as ... More


Rodgers and Hammerstein and Lerner and Loewe

Ethan Mordden

in When Broadway Went to Hollywood

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780199395408
eISBN:
9780199395439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199395408.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on the musicals of songwriting teams Rodgers and Hammerstein, and Lerner and Loewe. Rodgers and Hammerstein's influence on Broadway was immense. Their format of “musical play” ... More


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