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Chica Chica Boom Chic

John Franceschina

in Hermes Pan: The Man Who Danced with Fred Astaire

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199754298
eISBN:
9780199949878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754298.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Dance, Popular

After leaving RKO Hermes Pan joins Fred Astaire at Paramount to choreograph Second Chorus and Danny Dare at Republic Pictures to choreograph Hit Parade of 1941 before signing with Twentieth ... More


Record Recollections

Berthold Hoeckner

in Film, Music, Memory

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226649610
eISBN:
9780226649894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226649894.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular

Chapter 1 demonstrates how vinyl recordings that served as a mnemonic tool for the storage of autobiographical memory have been used as a plot device to illustrate how film created new forms of ... More


DISCOVERIES: As Far from West Chester as It Is in My Power to Be

Barbara B. Heyman

in Samuel Barber: The Composer and His Music

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195090581
eISBN:
9780199853090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195090581.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

The chapter describes Samuel Barber's first few trips to Europe with fellow student David Freed, where his romance for European culture started, which greatly influenced his work. He sought the most ... More


Buzz’s Babes

Jeffrey Spivak

in Buzz: The Life and Art of Busby Berkeley

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126432
eISBN:
9780813135663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126432.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Buzz made the move to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) with none of the grief he had suffered from Sam Goldwyn under similar circumstances. The Wizard of Oz notwithstanding, Buzz's first true test at MGM ... More


From the Serenade (1932) to The Chesapeake Bay Retriever (1936)

Howard Pollack

in Marc Blitzstein: His Life, His Work, His World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199791590
eISBN:
9780199949625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791590.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This chapter discusses Blitzstein’s work from these pivotal years, including his string quartet, Serenade, premiered at Yaddo; his choral-opera inspired by Sacco and Vanzetti, The Condemned; some ... More


Items The Plays, Novels, Short Fiction and Non-Fiction of Jack Kahane

in Obelisk: A History of Jack Kahane and the Obelisk Press

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311017
eISBN:
9781846313684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313684.005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter presents a list of plays, novels, short stories, and non–fiction written by Jack Kahane. These include Two Plays published by Sherratt and Hughes, Laugh and Grow Rich published by Grant ... More


After the Rite: Stravinsky's Path to Neoclassicism (1914-1925)

Maureen A. Carr

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199742936
eISBN:
9780199367993
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199742936.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Theory, Analysis, Composition

After the Rite: Stravinsky’s Path to Neoclassicism (1914–25) traces the evolution of Stravinsky’s compositional process with excerpts from Rossignol, Three Pieces for String Quartet, Renard, Histoire ... More


1934

James Steichen

in Balanchine and Kirstein's American Enterprise

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190607418
eISBN:
9780190607449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190607418.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter chronicles the first public performances by dancers from the School of American Ballet in 1934. Although these performances have been construed as previews prior to the company’s ... More


1934–1935

James Steichen

in Balanchine and Kirstein's American Enterprise

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190607418
eISBN:
9780190607449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190607418.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter examines the March 1935 performances of the American Ballet at the Adelphi Theater in New York City, the official premiere of the company and its new repertoire. Preparations for the ... More


Discoveries: As far from West Chester as it is in my power to be

Barbara B. Heyman

in Samuel Barber: The Composer and His Music

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190863739
eISBN:
9780190054786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190863739.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter describes Barber’s first few trips to Europe, with a fellow student, cellist David Freed, where his romance for European culture began and greatly influenced his work. He sought the most ... More


“Ballet Is a Flower”: New York City Ballet’s 1962 Tour of the Soviet Union

Anne Searcy

in Ballet in the Cold War: A Soviet-American Exchange

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190945107
eISBN:
9780190945138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190945107.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Dance

Chapter 4 analyzes New York City Ballet’s (NYCB’s) 1962 tour of the Soviet Union and the Soviet reception of NYCB choreographer George Balanchine. Previous scholarly accounts have claimed the Soviet ... More


Ballet Nations: The New York City Ballet on Tour in the Soviet Union in 1962

Clare Croft

in Dancers as Diplomats: American Choreography in Cultural Exchange

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199958191
eISBN:
9780190226329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199958191.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, American

This chapter focuses on the New York City Ballet’s State Department–sponsored tour to the Soviet Union in 1962. One of the largest tours in State Department history, it was also one of the most ... More


Eschatology

Peter J. Schmelz

in Sonic Overload: Alfred Schnittke, Valentin Silvestrov, and Polystylism in the Late USSR

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197541258
eISBN:
9780197541289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197541258.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The beginning of the third and final section of the book, Chapter 7, looks at another response to the anxieties accompanying the transition from Stagnation to Perestroika in the 1980s. The chapter ... More


Piano Sonata (1924) and Serenade in A (1925)

Maureen A. Carr

in After the Rite: Stravinsky's Path to Neoclassicism (1914-1925)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199742936
eISBN:
9780199367993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199742936.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Having transcribed and analyzed the fascinating compositional sketches for Sonata and Serenade at the Stravinsky archive, I observed how Stravinsky’s compositional process for these two works is ... More


Chapter 17

Mark Glancy

in Cary Grant, the Making of a Hollywood Legend

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190053130
eISBN:
9780190053161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190053130.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

By 1941, Cary Grant had his pick of films. Almost everything was offered to him and everyone wanted to work with him. Wary of being typecast, he resisted making more screwball comedies. Instead, he ... More


Nat and Nelson: “Mona Lisa” to Two in Love, 1950–1954

Will Friedwald

in Straighten Up and Fly Right: The Life and Music of Nat King Cole

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190882044
eISBN:
9780190882075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190882044.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Popular

For Nat King Cole, the 1950s brought his first “birth child,” Natalie, and his next blockbuster hit “Mona Lisa,” which completed his transition to pop music. But his struggle with the Internal ... More


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