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Love’s Labour’s Won

Vincent Giroud

in Nicolas Nabokov: A Life in Freedom and Music

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199399895
eISBN:
9780199399932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199399895.003.0018
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The final chapter covers the last ten years of Nabokov’s life: his fifth and last marriage, to photographer Dominique Cibiel; his friendship with Robert Oppenheimer; his association with the Aspen ... More


Successes and Frustrations

Vincent Giroud

in Nicolas Nabokov: A Life in Freedom and Music

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199399895
eISBN:
9780199399932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199399895.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Nabokov, who married Natalie Shakhovskoi in 1928, was propelled by Ode to the front rank of the artistic avant-garde with the wide international success of his First Symphony of 1929. This chapter ... More


The Rasputin Years

Vincent Giroud

in Nicolas Nabokov: A Life in Freedom and Music

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199399895
eISBN:
9780199399932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199399895.003.0015
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Nabokov’s first opera, on a libretto he wrote jointly with Spender, was premiered, as Rasputin’s End, in Louisville, in 1958, and, in a revised and expanded version, in Cologne the following year. In ... More


Nicolas Nabokov: A Life in Freedom and Music

Vincent Giroud

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199399895
eISBN:
9780199399932
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199399895.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Born in Russia in 1903, Nicolas Nabokov, like his first cousin Vladimir, came from a distinguished Russian family which went into exile in 1919. After studying in Germany, he came to prominence as a ... More


The Lubcza Years

Vincent Giroud

in Nicolas Nabokov: A Life in Freedom and Music

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199399895
eISBN:
9780199399932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199399895.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This opening chapter presents the Nabokov family and evokes Nabokov’s childhood, from his birth in 1903 in what is now Belarus to the family’s departure for St. Petersburg in 1911. His parents being ... More


New Exile

Vincent Giroud

in Nicolas Nabokov: A Life in Freedom and Music

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199399895
eISBN:
9780199399932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199399895.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Nabokov left France in 1933 to lecture at the Barnes Foundation. Shortly afterward, his ballet Union Pacific, on a scenario by poet Archibald MacLeish, the first ballet on an American theme, ... More


Beat and Square Cold War Encounters

W. Anthony Sheppard

in Extreme Exoticism: Japan in the American Musical Imagination

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190072704
eISBN:
9780190072735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190072704.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter is focused on the transnational influences of Japanese music during the Cold War and on music’s role in U.S. cultural diplomacy efforts aimed at Japan. This includes examples of numerous ... More


A Brief Life of a Very Long Life

David Schiff

in Carter

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190259150
eISBN:
9780190259181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190259150.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter outlines the known facts about Carter’s life and tracks the reception history of his music. Carter grew up in a comfortable upper middle class New York household and was groomed to take ... More


The Cold War Again

Joel Sachs

in Henry Cowell: A Man Made of Music

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195108958
eISBN:
9780190268015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195108958.003.0058
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on Henry Cowell's life and musical career during the Cold War. In August 1961, as East Berliners fled to West Berlin by the thousands daily, the East German authorities walled in ... More


Asia Again

Joel Sachs

in Henry Cowell: A Man Made of Music

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195108958
eISBN:
9780190268015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195108958.003.0056
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on Henry Cowell's trip to Asia in the spring of 1961. In November 1960, Nicolas Nabokov, secretary general of the Congress for Cultural Freedom, invited Henry to a week-long ... More


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