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Thirty-One. Bicentennial Fireworks

Steve Swayne

in Orpheus in Manhattan: William Schuman and the Shaping of America's Musical Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195388527
eISBN:
9780199894345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388527.003.0032
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

The National Symphony Orchestra, with Antal Doráti as music director, approached Schuman for a bicentennial commission. Though the scope of the works were necessarily smaller than those Schuman ... More


“The National Negro March”

Reid Badger

in A Life in Ragtime: A Biography of James Reese Europe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195337969
eISBN:
9780199851553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337969.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American

Jim Europe changed the Clef Club Symphony Orchestra to “National Negro Symphony Orchestra” as a way of avoiding identification with either of the clubs while pointing in a positive way toward a ... More


Performances to “permanence”: Orchestra Building in Late Nineteenth-Century Cincinnati

Karen Ahlquist

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/9780226769776.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

The “Queen City of the West” on the Ohio River established a series of orchestral organizations before the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO), each one's successes and failures marking a new ... More


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