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The Persistence of Memory

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/9780520231580.003.0023
Subject:
Music, History, American

In October 1916, Maurice Ravel wrote a friend that he had just read Alain-Fournier's novel Le grand Meaulnes (1911), and later spoke of composing a concerto either for piano or cello based upon it. ... More


Neoclassicism, Aviation, and the Great War

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/9780520231580.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, American

Aside from Claude Debussy and Vincent d'Indy, another French composer to confront the prospect of war in highly personal terms was Maurice Ravel. It was at this time that Ravel began work on the ... More


Sacred Passions: The Life and Music of Manuel de Falla

Carol Hess

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195383584
eISBN:
9780199864768
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383584.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The work of composer Manuel de Falla (1876-1946) has met with a variety of reactions, depending on the audience. In his native Spain, he is considered a leader in the avant-garde and the greatest ... More


In Search of a Consolatory Past: Grief and Embodied Musical Memory

Jillian C. Rogers

in Resonant Recoveries: French Music and Trauma Between the World Wars

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780190658298
eISBN:
9780190658328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190658298.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter investigates how interwar French musicians understood music making as an embodied memorial practice. Using archival sources such as soliders’ and musicians’ diaries and correspondence, ... More


How Stravinsky Stopped Being a Rimsky-Korsakov Pupil

Yaroslav Timofeev

in Rimsky-Korsakov and His World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691182711
eISBN:
9780691185514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182711.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter focuses on a dramatic moment in the life of Igor Stravinsky when he was forced to choose between loyalty to the memory of his beloved teacher Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov on the one hand, and ... More


Topsy-Turvy: Separate Paths Since the Early 1970s

Philip Lambert

in To Broadway, To Life!: The Musical Theater of Bock and Harnick

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195390070
eISBN:
9780199863570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390070.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, Popular

This final chapter surveys the separate professional lives of Bock and Harnick since their partnership dissolved in the early 1970s. Jerry Bock has worked as his own lyricist and written songs for ... More


Proof through the Night: Music and the Great War

Glenn Watkins

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520231580
eISBN:
9780520927896
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231580.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book investigates the variable roles of the music of the Great War, primarily from the angle of the Entente nations' perceived threat of German hegemony in matters of intellectual and artistic ... More


A Beaux-Arts Framework for Music: From Sketch to Draft to Realization

Robert O. Gjerdingen

in Child Composers in the Old Conservatories: How Orphans Became Elite Musicians

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190653590
eISBN:
9780190653620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190653590.003.0021
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Theory, Analysis, Composition

The methods for composing taught at the Paris Conservatory were similar to the three-stage, sketch-draft-refinement model of the School of Fine Arts. The chapter describes how four masters translated ... More


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