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Pick a Pocket Or Two: A History of British Musical Theatre

Ethan Mordden

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780190877958
eISBN:
9780190877989
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190877958.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

This book tells the full history of the British musical, from The Beggar's Opera (1728) to the present, by isolating the unique qualities of the form and its influence on the American model. To place ... More


“Mozart's” “Twelfth Mass”: case closed?

Mark Everist

in Mozart's Ghosts: Haunting the Halls of Musical Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780195389173
eISBN:
9780199979202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389173.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Opera

For the world of Mozart scholarship, the composer's so-called “Twelfth Mass” is a closed case. Despite its great popularity in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, so the argument goes, the work ... More


Introduction: the ‘unethical’ consumer

Mark Roodhouse

in Black Market Britain: 1939-1955

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199588459
eISBN:
9780191747564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588459.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

The reader is introduced to the problem of explaining the behaviour of ‘unethical consumers’ and others who evaded the rationing and price control through the case of the composer, singer, and actor ... More


The Mountain Eagle and The Lodger

Dan Callahan

in The Camera Lies: Acting for Hitchcock

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780197515327
eISBN:
9780197515358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197515327.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Hitchcock’s lost second film is represented by various stills where we can see how he carefully deglamorized his star Nita Naldi, who was a star from America. In his third film, The Lodger (1926), ... More


What Choirs Also Sang: Aspects of Provincial Music Publishing in Late-nineteenth-century England

Judith Blezzard

in The Business of Music

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235286
eISBN:
9781846312717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235286.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines choral music and aspects of provincial music publishing in the North of England (mostly east of the Pennines) in the late nineteenth century. It shows how local publishers ... More


And Then a Violin Began To Play: Ivor Novello

Ethan Mordden

in Pick a Pocket Or Two: A History of British Musical Theatre

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780190877958
eISBN:
9780190877989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190877958.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter looks at Welsh composer Ivor Novello, whose seven Big Sing musicals, from 1935 to 1949, present an imposing body of work. His seven operettas are Glamorous Night (1935), Careless Rapture ... More


The Lives and Voices of Professional Female Singers: Three Vignettes

David Kennerley

in Sounding Feminine: Women's Voices in British Musical Culture, 1780-1850

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190097561
eISBN:
9780190097592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190097561.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter explores the meaning of the professional female voice through the experiences of three singers from the 1830s and ’40s: Adelaide Kemble, Clara Novello, and Marianne Lincoln. It continues ... More


Epilogue: Voicing a New Femininity

David Kennerley

in Sounding Feminine: Women's Voices in British Musical Culture, 1780-1850

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190097561
eISBN:
9780190097592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190097561.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The book concludes with an account of Clara Novello’s performance at the opening of the Crystal Palace at its new site at Sydenham in June 1854. A major media event, the opening ceremony climaxed ... More


The Perfect Servant

Gayle Sherwood Magee

in Robert Altman’s Soundtracks: Film, Music, and Sound from M*A*S*H to A Prairie Home Companion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199915965
eISBN:
9780190205348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199915965.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

In his best-received late film Gosford Park, Altman and his collaborators chose to incorporate preexisting songs written by real-life actor and singer Ivor Novello (played by Jeremy Northam). Novello ... More


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