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Olin Downes: “A Concert of Jazz” (1924)

Robert Wyatt and John Andrew Johnson

in The George Gershwin Reader

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195327113
eISBN:
9780199851249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327113.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter presents the text of music critic Olin Downes' article in the February 1924 issue of the New York Times about the concert the included the premiere of George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue. ... More


Olin Downes: “Gershwin’s New Score Acclaimed” (1928)

Robert Wyatt and John Andrew Johnson

in The George Gershwin Reader

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195327113
eISBN:
9780199851249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327113.003.0034
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter presents the text of music critic Olin Downes' review of George Gershwin's rendition of his own composition An American in Paris in a concert with the Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra in ... More


Reception: Reaction to the First Fifty Years of the Bart'ok/Serly Viola Concerto

Donald Maurice

in Bartók's Viola Concerto: The Remarkable Story of His Swansong

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195156904
eISBN:
9780199868339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156904.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter presents a survey of the critical writings of the Bartók/Serly Viola Concerto by concert reviewers and music scholars, and includes reviews of the first performances in both the United ... More


Brooks Atkinson and Olin Downes: “Porgy and Bess, Native Opera, Opens at the Alvin; Gershwin’s Work Based on DuBose Heyward’s Play” (1935)

Robert Wyatt and John Andrew Johnson

in The George Gershwin Reader

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195327113
eISBN:
9780199851249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327113.003.0056
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter presents the text of Brooks Atkinson and Olin Downes' review of the premiere of George Gershwin's opera Porgy and Bess in New York, which was published in the October 11, 1935, issue of ... More


Olin Dowries: “Hail and Farewell: Career and Position of George Gershwin in Amencan Music” (1937)

Robert Wyatt and John Andrew Johnson

in The George Gershwin Reader

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195327113
eISBN:
9780199851249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327113.003.0073
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter presents the text of Olin Downes' article titled Hail and Farewell: Career and Position of George Gershwin in American Music, which was published in the July 18, 1937, of the New York ... More


“Shaping Music for Total War”

Annegret Fauser

in Sounds of War: Music in the United States during World War II

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199948031
eISBN:
9780199345953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199948031.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

Music became a tool of choice in the cultural war that the United States fought in concert with its military campaign. Musical diplomacy was used to win the hearts of Allied and neutral nations; ... More


The Golden Age: Pan Americanist Culture, War, and the Triumph of Universalism

Carol A. Hess

in Representing the Good Neighbor: Music, Difference, and the Pan American Dream

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199919994
eISBN:
9780199345618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199919994.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, American

This chapter examines the climax of north-south sameness-embracing, the period following the outbreak of war in September 1939. One manifestation of Pan Americanist culture was Latin American–themed ... More


Koussevitzky’s Ghostwriter

Simon Morrison

in Funeral Games in Honor of Arthur Vincent Lourié

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199829446
eISBN:
9780199377244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199829446.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter examines the ghostwriting services that Arthur Lourié provided to the Boston Symphony Orchestra conductor Serge Koussevitzky, and the Lourié compositions that Koussevitzky promoted in ... More


Resisting The Rite

Richard Taruskin

in Russian Music at Home and Abroad: New Essays

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520288089
eISBN:
9780520963153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288089.003.0017
Subject:
Music, History, Western

A comprehensive examination of various phases of resistance to Stravinsky’s great ballet of 1913. The first half of the essay focusses on the audience’s resistance at the famous first night. The ... More


Caliban and Unsublimated Primitivism: Villa-Lobos at the 1939 World’s Fair

Carol A. Hess

in Representing the Good Neighbor: Music, Difference, and the Pan American Dream

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199919994
eISBN:
9780199345618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199919994.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, American

This chapter describes the conspicuous display of Pan American amity at the 1939 World’s Fair in New York in relation to Villa-Lobos, whose music was performed there. Critics, who largely focused on ... More


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