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Paul Hindemith The Reluctant Emigre

Michael H. Kater

in Composers of the Nazi Era: Eight Portraits

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195099249
eISBN:
9780199870004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099249.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter begins by discussing Paul Hindemith's most important personal and musical traits — unpredictability and adaptability. It then discusses his style as a composer. It examines his political ... More


Musical creativity as social agency: Composer Paul Hindemith

Ian Sutherland and Tia DeNora

in Musical Imaginations: Multidisciplinary perspectives on creativity, performance and perception

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199568086
eISBN:
9780191731044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568086.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter explores musical creativity as social agency. Using the activity of German composer Paul Hindemith (1895–1963) during periods of significant situational incongruity — World War I, Weimar ... More


Composers of the Nazi Era: Eight Portraits

Michael H. Kater

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195099249
eISBN:
9780199870004
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099249.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

How does creativity thrive in the face of fascism? How can a highly artistic individual function professionally in so threatening a climate? This is a detailed study of the often interrelated careers ... More


‘Innerer Betrachtung gewidmet’: Alfred Heuss, the Zeitschrift für Musik, and the music journal as community

Nicholas Attfield

in Challenging the Modern: Conservative Revolution in German Music, 1918-1933

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780197266137
eISBN:
9780191865206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266137.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

As editor of Schumann’s Neue Zeitschrift für Musik during the 1920s, and thus one of Germany’s most eminent music critics, Alfred Heuss denigrated the sexualized, ‘soulless’, and decadent aspects of ... More


The Composers

Theodore Ziolkowski

in Classicism of the Twenties: Art, Music, and Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226183985
eISBN:
9780226184036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226184036.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The composers Hindemith and Casella did not turn to themes from antiquity, but their compositions of the twenties--notably Hindemith’s Cardillac and Casella’s La giara and his Scarlattiana--display ... More


Prophecies and Alarms

Glenn Watkins

in Proof through the Night: Music and the Great War

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520231580
eISBN:
9780520927896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231580.003.0024
Subject:
Music, History, American

Following discharge from the army early in 1919 and a period of economic collapse and political crisis in Germany, Paul Hindemith flirted with the alternatives in a trio of operas. One of them, Das ... More


“The Great Invasion”

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/9780199948031.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

The foreign musicians who arrived on U.S. soil as refugees from the war in Europe formed an integral part of American musical life in concert hall, radio broadcast, and teaching. Composers in exile ... More


In Search of the “Good” Hindemith Legacy

Richard Taruskin

in The Danger of Music and Other Anti-Utopian Essays

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249776
eISBN:
9780520942790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249776.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter presents an essay on the German composer Paul Hindemith, whose various works include “Kammermusiken,” and “Spielmusiken.” It also refers to the postwar revision of his Weimar masterpiece ... More


Brecht at the Opera

Joy H. Calico

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520254824
eISBN:
9780520942813
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254824.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book looks at the German playwright's lifelong ambivalent engagement with opera. An ardent opera lover in his youth, Brecht later denounced the genre as decadent and irrelevant to modern society ... More


Geography

Daniel Harrison

in Pieces of Tradition: An Analysis of Contemporary Tonal Music

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190244460
eISBN:
9780190244484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190244460.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter recapitulates themes from chapter 1, where Piston’s “Common Practice” signified a cohesive social order of proficient musicians. Contemporary tonal techniques are imagined as suburbs of ... More


Engagement and Americanization

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/9780199399895.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Having fallen in love with one of his students (who eventually became his second wife), Nabokov suffered a nervous breakdown and, while recuperating, befriended Judge Learned Hand. Another important ... More


Styles

Daniel Harrison

in Pieces of Tradition: An Analysis of Contemporary Tonal Music

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190244460
eISBN:
9780190244484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190244460.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Cultural contexts for the starting conditions of contemporary are explored, with a particular focus on the responses of composers who finished their training and entered the profession just as its ... More


Mitch Leigh: Born: January 31, 1928, Brooklyn, New York

Steven Suskin

in Show Tunes: The Songs, Shows, and Careers of Broadway’s Major Composers

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195314076
eISBN:
9780199852734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314076.003.0029
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter examines the work of Mitch Leigh. It begins with an extended commentary of his career, followed by details on productions, with data and song information. Leigh prepared for his musical ... More


Overtonality

Daniel Harrison

in Pieces of Tradition: An Analysis of Contemporary Tonal Music

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190244460
eISBN:
9780190244484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190244460.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter touches on the choice between those referential elements that can be said to function, act, or serve as, to substitute for, and represent a tonic, and those elements that feel and sound ... More


Howland Medal Lecture

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/9780195182392.003.0023
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The Howland Medal has already been presented to two distinguished musicians: Paul Hindemith and Gustav Holst. This chapter discusses that although lectures on music are dreary things at the best, a ... More


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