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Beyond Bach: Music and Everyday Life in the Eighteenth Century

Andrew Talle

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252040849
eISBN:
9780252099342
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252040849.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book investigates the musical life of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Germany from the perspectives of those who lived in it. The men, women, and children of the era are treated here not as extras in ... More


Music for 18 Musicians (1976)

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/9780195151152.003.0021
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter presents a program note for the first performance at New York Town Hall on April 24, 1976. Music for 18 Musicians is approximately 55 minutes long. The first sketches were made for it in ... More


Players' work time: A history of the British Musicians' Union, 1893â2013

Martin Cloonan and John Williamson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781784991326
eISBN:
9781526120786
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991326.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This book is a history of the British Musicians’ Union (MU) from its origins in 1893 to 2013. It uses the Union as a prism through which to examine changes in musicians’ working lives, the industries ... More


Leaving Basie

Gwen Terry

in Clark: The Autobiography of Clark Terry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520268463
eISBN:
9780520949782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268463.003.0028
Subject:
Music, History, American

Clark's decision to leave Count Basie's band to join Duke Ellington was not an easy one. This news came to Basie with Clark lying about his illness as the reason for being away from the band. Basie ... More


Message to Our Folks: The Art Ensemble of Chicago

Paul Steinbeck

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226375960
eISBN:
9780226376011
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226376011.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Message to Our Folks is the first book about the Art Ensemble of Chicago, one of the most influential groups in jazz and experimental music. Unlike many texts in jazz studies and improvisation ... More


Freedom Sounds: Civil Rights Call Out to Jazz and Africa

Ingrid Monson

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195128253
eISBN:
9780199864492
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195128253.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

An insightful examination of the impact of the Civil Rights Movement and African Independence on jazz in the 1950s and 60s, this book traces the complex relationships among music, politics, ... More


Workers’ Rights and Performing Rights: Cinema Music and Musicians Prior to Synchronized Sound

Annette Davison

in The Sounds of the Silents in Britain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199797615
eISBN:
9780199979738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199797615.003.0014
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, Western

This chapter explores the role of the trade union and the collecting agency in relation to music in cinemas though the “silent” period and on to the emergence of synchronized sound. A brief history ... More


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

Robert O. Gjerdingen

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190653590
eISBN:
9780190653620
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190653590.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Theory, Analysis, Composition

The original music conservatories were orphanages. Through innovative teaching methods the masters of these old institutions were able to transform poor and often illiterate castoffs into elite ... More


Introduction

Andrew Talle

in Beyond Bach: Music and Everyday Life in the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252040849
eISBN:
9780252099342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252040849.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The last several generations of scholars have made great progress in illuminating the mundane details of J. S. Bach’s working life. Our intense focus on this famous composer, however, has skewed our ... More


Biogeography of the Hawaiian Islands: The Global Context

Michael Heads

in Molecular Panbiogeography of the Tropics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520271968
eISBN:
9780520951808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271968.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The Hawaiian biota is often explained as the result of dispersal from Asian and American mainlands, either direct or by island hopping. Models of intraplate volcanism include the mantle plume/hot ... More


Second Interview with Michael Nyman (1976)

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/9780195151152.003.0022
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter presents Reich's interview with Michael Nyman. The interview, which is primarily concerned with Music for 18 Musicians, took place at La Rochelle, France, on June 26/27, 1976. It was ... More


Introduction

John Williamson and Martin Cloonan

in Players' work time: A history of the British Musicians' Union, 1893â2013

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781784991326
eISBN:
9781526120786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991326.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

The book begins with reflections on the Musicians’ Union 2015 conference and the some of the perennial themes which such events have addressed. It then outlines the sources used for the book ... More


Boom and bust: 1919–1933

John Williamson and Martin Cloonan

in Players' work time: A history of the British Musicians' Union, 1893â2013

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781784991326
eISBN:
9781526120786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991326.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter outlines the AMU’s history immediately post 1918 and its moves towards merger with the National Orchestral Union of Professional Musicians (NOUPM) to form the Musician’s Union (MU) in ... More


Why Do They All Hate Horowitz?

Richard Taruskin

in The Danger of Music and Other Anti-Utopian Essays

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249776
eISBN:
9780520942790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249776.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter focuses on the works of Vladimir Horowitz and analyzes the nature of critical hostility towards his work. It refers to the article written by Michael Steinberg in the New Grove ... More


Restoring Comrade Roslavets

Richard Taruskin

in On Russian Music

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249790
eISBN:
9780520942806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249790.003.0027
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter discusses the restoration of the Russian composer Nikolai Andreyevich Roslavets. Roslavets and his musical innovations were consigned to oblivion within a decade. By 1931 he had, for ... More


The Mothership: From UGMA to the Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra and UGMAA

Steven L. Isoardi

in The Dark Tree: Jazz and the Community Arts in Los Angeles

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520245914
eISBN:
9780520932241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245914.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines the evolution of the Underground Musicians Association (UGMA) and the formation of the Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra (PAPA) in Los Angeles, California. It explains that the UGMA ... More


The Politics of Labor: The Union(s), the Clubs and Theaters, and the Predicament of Black Musicians

Leta E. Miller

in Music and Politics in San Francisco: From the 1906 Quake to the Second World War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520268913
eISBN:
9780520950092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268913.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

Among San Francisco's noisy political battles during the first half of the twentieth century, those involving labor were perhaps the most vicious—and certainly the most public. Like other union ... More


Public Dancers

Edward William Lane and Jason Thompson

in An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789774165603
eISBN:
9781617975516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165603.003.0019
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter looks at the Ghazawee, the tribe from where the most dancing girls come. The Ghazawee would marry among themselves, were Muslim, were found in almost every large town in Egypt, and some ... More


Urban Magic: Jazz Communitarianism1

Jason C. Bivins

in Spirits Rejoice!: Jazz and American Religion

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780190230913
eISBN:
9780190230944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190230913.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

The history of American religions is overrun with intentional communities and religious utopian experiments, many of which have a strongly pedagogical and/or social critical dimension. Jazz has ... More


Epilogue

Ronald D. Cohen

in Depression Folk: Grassroots Music and Left-Wing Politics in 1930s America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469628813
eISBN:
9781469628837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628813.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American

While World War II, emerging full blown for the United States in December 1941, along with the rise of conservative politics, served to devastate the New Deal’s social, economic, and cultural ... More


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