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

Donald Maurice

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195156904
eISBN:
9780199868339
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156904.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

When Béla Bartók died in September of 1945, he left a partially completed viola concerto commissioned by the violist William Primrose. While no definitive version of the work exists, this concerto ... More


BRAHMS, THE SCHUMANN CIRCLE, AND THE STYLE HONGROIS: CONTEXTS FOR THE “DOUBLE” CONCERTO, OP. 102

John Daverio

in Crossing Paths: Schubert, Schumann, and Brahms

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195132960
eISBN:
9780199867059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195132960.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter focuses on Brahms' Concerto in A minor for Violin, Cello, and Orchestra, Op. 102. It sketches a musical family tree for the “Double” Concerto — a network of models in which Robert ... More


Anthony Cuthbert Baines 1912–1997

Hélène La Rue

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 115 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, I

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197262788
eISBN:
9780191754210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262788.003.0003
Subject:
History, Historiography

Anthony Baines was a music scholar and a Fellow of the British Academy who worked with the London Philharmonic Orchestra as bassoonist and Assistant Conductor. He was Lecturer/Curator of the Bate ... More


Preface to London Symphony

David Manning

in Vaughan Williams on Music

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182392
eISBN:
9780199851485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.003.0024
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter describes the experience of participating in the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO). There was the famous horn quartet, led by Adolf Borsdorf. There was John Solomon, the infallible ... More


Samuel Chotzinoff: “New York Symphony at Carnegie Hall” (1925)

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/9780195327113.003.0021
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter presents the text of music critic Samuel Chotzinoff's review of George Gershwin's performance of his Concerto in F at the Carnegie Hall with the New York Symphony Orchestra (NYSI) in ... More


“Paul Whiteman Gives ‘Vivid’ Grand Opera; Jazz Rhythms of Gershwin’s ‘135th Street’”(1925)

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/9780195327113.003.0023
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter presents the text of an article about the success of the revival of George Gershwin's one-act jazz opera Blue Monday, which was published in the December 30, 1925, issue of the New York ... 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


Allan Lincoln Langley “The Gershwin Myth” (1932)

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/9780195327113.003.0045
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter presents the text of Allan Lincoln Langley's article titled The Gershwin, which was published in the December 1932 issue of American Spectator. Langley uses the pejorative term myth to ... More


Olin Downes: “George Gershwin Plays His Second Rhapsody for the First Time Here with Koussevitzky and Boston Orchestra” (1932)

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/9780195327113.003.0047
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter presents the text of Olin Downes' review of the performance of George Gershwin's Second Rhapsody together with Serge Koussevitsky's Boston Symphony Orchestra in New York, which was ... More


Basset Horn Music

Albert R. Rice

in From the Clarinet D'Amour to the Contra Bass: A History of the Large Size Clarinets, 1740-1860

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195343281
eISBN:
9780199867813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343281.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Chapter three is devoted to basset horn music grouped in the categories: opera, sacred, and stage works; orchestral; chamber music; and wind band music. Other sections cover virtuosi and concert ... More


The Southern Syncopated Orchestra

Marva Griffin Carter

in Swing Along: The Musical Life of Will Marion Cook

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195108910
eISBN:
9780199865796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195108910.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter describes the Southern Syncopated Orchestra as an all-black group originally composed of fifty formally attired men, with a few women, who played and sang a diverse repertoire of light ... More


Marga Richter

Sharon Mirchandani

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037313
eISBN:
9780252094491
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037313.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This is the first full-length introduction to the life and works of American composer Marga Richter (born 1926), who has written more than a hundred works for orchestra, chamber ensemble, dance, ... More


Swing Along: The Musical Life of Will Marion Cook

Marva Carter

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195108910
eISBN:
9780199865796
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195108910.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Renowned today as a prominent African-American in music theater and the arts community, composer, conductor, and violinist Will Marion Cook was a key figure in the development of American music from ... More


Pittsburgh—Heaven and Hell (1898–1904)

Neil Gould

in Victor Herbert: A Theatrical Life

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823228713
eISBN:
9780823241798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823228713.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

By the late 1880s Herbert has composed six successful operettas when he is offered a one-year contract for the Pittsburgh Orchestra. Herbert's motivation for accepting the contract can be traced to ... 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


“The Casals of the Flute,” 1926–28

Nancy Toff

in Monarch of the Flute: The Life of Georges Barrère

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195170160
eISBN:
9780199850372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195170160.003.0016
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the developments in the career of Georges Barrère during the period from 1926 to 1928. In October 1926, Barrère gave two flute recitals in Cleveland, Ohio and in December he ... More


One Woman in a Hundred: Edna Phillips and the Philadelphia Orchestra

Mary Sue Welsh

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037368
eISBN:
9780252094545
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037368.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Gifted harpist Edna Phillips (1907–2003) joined the Philadelphia Orchestra in 1930, becoming not only that ensemble's first female member but also the first woman to hold a principal position in a ... More


The Great Orchestrator: Arthur Judson and American Arts Management

James M. Doering

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037412
eISBN:
9780252094590
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037412.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This biography charts the career and legacy of the pioneering American music manager Arthur Judson (1881–1975), who rose to prominence in Philadelphia and New York at the beginning of the twentieth ... More


Between Showings

Bruce Vermazen

in That Moaning Saxophone: The Six Brown Brothers and the Dawning of a Musical Craze

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195372182
eISBN:
9780199864140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372182.003.0014
Subject:
Music, History, American

From May to September 1924, the Six Brown Brothers and Their Thirty-Piece Saxophone Band toured as a between-movies attraction in cinemas from the Midwest to the East Coast. Despite the attraction's ... More


The Product of Our Souls: Ragtime, Race, and the Birth of the Manhattan Musical Marketplace

David Gilbert

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622699
eISBN:
9781469622712
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622699.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

In 1912 James Reese Europe made history by conducting his 125-member Clef Club Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. The first concert by an African American ensemble at the esteemed venue was more than just a ... More


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