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London and the Continent, 1812–19

Warwick Lister

in Amico: The Life of Giovanni Battista Viotti

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195372403
eISBN:
9780199870820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372403.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter continues to draw upon the Chinnery Family Papers, especially the extensive correspondence between Viotti and members of the Chinnery family. Viotti's role as a founding member, ... More


Synge, Music, and Edwardian Dublin

Harry White

in Synge and Edwardian Ireland

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199609888
eISBN:
9780191731778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609888.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Synge’s formative years as a writer (1893–1901) were spent abroad, but his earliest artistic impulses and training were expressed through music. The history of late Victorian and Edwardian music in ... More


Interpreting the Italian Voice in London (and Elsewhere)

Claudio Vellutini

in London Voices, 1820-1840: Vocal Performers, Practices, Histories

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226670188
eISBN:
9780226670218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226670218.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

An enduring and ever-changing trope, Italian singing became a contentious subject in the opera discourse across Europe during the first half of the nineteenth century. While the dissemination of ... More


Bernard Ullman and the Business of Orchestras in Mid-Nineteenth-Century New York

Bethany S. Goldberg

in American Orchestras in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226769769
eISBN:
9780226769776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226769776.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, American

The dispute between the Philharmonic and its landlord was about who would control orchestral music in New York City, how that music would be organized, and how it would be presented to the public. ... More


Musical Organizations and the Politics of American Civil Society

Billy Coleman

in Harnessing Harmony: Music, Power, and Politics in the United States, 1788-1865

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781469658872
eISBN:
9781469658896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469658872.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter follows the influence of elite ideas about the role of music into the realm of early musical organizations and societies. Through a focus on the founding of two of the most influential ... More


Bartók, Hungary, and the Renewal of Tradition: Case Studies in the Intersection of Modernity and Nationality

David Schneider

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520245037
eISBN:
9780520932050
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245037.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

It is well known that Béla Bartók had an extraordinary ability to synthesize Western art music with the folk music of Eastern Europe. What this study makes clear is that, contrary to much prevailing ... More


Electric Counterpoint (1987)

Steve Reich

in Writings on Music 1965–2000: 1965-2000

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195151152
eISBN:
9780199850044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151152.003.0039
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter presents Reich's thoughts about Electric Counterpoint, which was commissioned by the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Next Wave Festival for the guitarist Pat Metheny. It was composed during ... More


Orchestral Programs in Boston, 1841–55, in European Perspective

William Weber

in American Orchestras in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226769769
eISBN:
9780226769776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226769776.003.0016
Subject:
Music, History, American

The Academy of Music, the Musical Fund Society, and the Philharmonic Society conducted orchestral programs in Boston between 1841 and 1855. Whether in Europe or in America, concert programming ... More


Recruitment, Training and the Kneller Hall Project

Trevor Herbert and Helen Barlow

in Music & the British Military in the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199898312
eISBN:
9780199345526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199898312.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The chapter deals with the recruitment and training of military musicians in the context of wider aspects of recruitment and training for music professionals. It deals with boy musicians, their ... More


Seven Ages of Early Music

Nick Wilson

in The Art of Re-enchantment: Making Early Music in the Modern Age

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199939930
eISBN:
9780199369775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199939930.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, History, Western

Chapter 2 provides a historical overview of the early music revival in Britain. Early Music’s pre-history (taking us to Germany, Austria, the Netherlands and France, in particular) is briefly ... More


Finding Your Own Voice: Mythologizing and Ritualizing Belonging at the Irish World Academy

Helen Phelan

in Singing the Rite to Belong: Ritual, Music, and the New Irish

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190672225
eISBN:
9780190672263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190672225.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Chapter 3 introduces the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance and its emergence as a key site of cultural debate and performance in the 1990s. It explores ways in which mythology, symbol, and ... More


Introduction

Jennifer Robertson

in Takarazuka: Sexual Politics and Popular Culture in Modern Japan

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520211506
eISBN:
9780520920125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520211506.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

An exploration and analysis of the intricate relationships in the Takarazuka Revue forms one of the repeating, looping themes of this book, which is more than just a sustained piece of theater ... More


The Late Eighteenth Century: Revival and Adaptation

Ellen T. Harris

in Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190271664
eISBN:
9780190271695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190271664.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

In the late eighteenth century, The Academy of Ancient Music prepared a modern adaptation of Dido and Aeneas that was performed into the nineteenth century. The score was brought “up-to-date” by ... More


Final Years: Los Angeles, 1944–1951

Joseph Auner

in A Schoenberg Reader: Documents of a Life

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300095401
eISBN:
9780300127126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300095401.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter focuses on Arnold Schoenberg's final years spanning 1944 to 1951, starting with his retirement from teaching at the University of California at Los Angeles to his death. It begins with ... More


Every second of the day

Jonathan Cole and Henrietta Spalding

in The Invisible Smile: Living without facial expression

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198566397
eISBN:
9780191693564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566397.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

In this chapter, Cate describes her life, thus far, through bullying and cruelty at school from many, including her brother, to her discovery that she could sing, her time at the Royal Academy of ... More


Lincoln Center

William Robin

in Industry: Bang on a Can and New Music in the Marketplace

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780190068653
eISBN:
9780190068684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190068653.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

When Bang on a Can first hosted their marathon concert and All-Stars recitals at Lincoln Center in 1994, critics and observers wrote about them with hyperbolic rhetoric, emphasizing how different the ... More


‘Because my love has forsaken me’: 1907–1909

David Cooper

in Béla Bartók

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300148770
eISBN:
9780300213072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300148770.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter focuses on Béla Bartók's musical activities between 1907 and 1909. It first considers Bartók's appointment as professor of piano at the Academy of Music in Hungary before turning to his ... More


The ‘Academy’ Years, 1720–32

Donald Burrows

in Handel

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199737369
eISBN:
9780190268152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199737369.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter describes George Frideric Handel's association with the Royal Academy of Music as Master of the orchestra. Under the perpetual governorship of the Lord Chamberlain, Handel's first order ... More


The Music of the ‘Academy’ Years

Donald Burrows

in Handel

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199737369
eISBN:
9780190268152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199737369.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter explores musical compositions written by George Frideric Handel during his time at the Royal Academy of Music where he was Master of the Orchestra. It examines Handel's works in some ... More


“Mommie was the sparkplug and Catherine was the inspiration.”: Peggy Becker

Sharon Skeel

in Catherine Littlefield: A Life in Dance

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780190654542
eISBN:
9780190654573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190654542.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Dance

Mommie opens a dance studio in Llanerch and teaches for the Philadelphia Music Club at the Bellevue-Stratford Hotel in the 1920s. Big Jim teaches horsemanship to wealthy men at private riding clubs. ... More


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