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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


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Christine Leteux

in Albert Capellani: Pioneer of the Silent Screen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166438
eISBN:
9780813166728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166438.003.0019
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Capellani’s last years back in France were lonely and aimless. He tried unsuccessfully to go back to filmmaking. His health was failing, and he suffered a stroke. By the time of his death, at age ... More


Resilience and creativity

Nigel Hartley

in Resilience in Palliative Care: Achievement in adversity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199206414
eISBN:
9780191730320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206414.003.0018
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter examines the role of creativity in resilience in the palliative care setting. It discusses the common knowledge that many famous artists create in order to survive and highlights the ... More


René Blum and the Théâtre de Monte-Carlo (1924–1931)

Judith Chazin-Bennahum

in René Blum and the Ballets Russes: In Search of a Lost Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195399332
eISBN:
9780199897025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399332.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter surveys Blum’s progress as an innovator in programming for Monte Carlo’s chic and audacious audiences. He especially favored high comedy, almost always with music, and evenings of film ... More


Blum Brings Michel Fokine into the Fold

Judith Chazin-Bennahum

in René Blum and the Ballets Russes: In Search of a Lost Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195399332
eISBN:
9780199897025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399332.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter recounts the progress of Blum’s new company, the Ballets de Monte-Carlo, with Michel Fokine, one of the greatest proponents of modern ballet as its master choreographer, along with many ... More


The New World Calls! Blum Sells the Company to Americans

Judith Chazin-Bennahum

in René Blum and the Ballets Russes: In Search of a Lost Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195399332
eISBN:
9780199897025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399332.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter recalls the fascinating correspondence between René Blum, Serge Denham, “Junkie” Fleischmann, and Leonide Massine narrating the acquisition of Blum’s Ballets de Monte-Carlo by World Art, ... More


Nine. Schuman, Copland, Koussevitzky, and Bernstein

Steve Swayne

in Orpheus in Manhattan: William Schuman and the Shaping of America's Musical Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195388527
eISBN:
9780199894345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388527.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

Though Harris was Schuman's last major teacher, it was Aaron Copland who gave Schuman the biggest boost in his career, first by helping Schuman win the prize for the Second Symphony and then by ... More


Twelve. The Modern Meteor I Sing

Steve Swayne

in Orpheus in Manhattan: William Schuman and the Shaping of America's Musical Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195388527
eISBN:
9780199894345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388527.003.0013
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

This chapter continues to trace Schuman's meteoric rise. It begins by revisiting his close relationship with Copland and looks at Schuman's continued belief in musical propaganda. His relationship ... More


Sixteen. An Old Religion, Two Champions, and a New Symphony

Steve Swayne

in Orpheus in Manhattan: William Schuman and the Shaping of America's Musical Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195388527
eISBN:
9780199894345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388527.003.0017
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

The late 1940s brought Schuman back in touch with his Jewish roots through various encounters and queries that occurred. Leonard Bernstein, in particular, was in a state of wonderment at the birth of ... More


Other Instrumentalists

Thomas Owens

in Bebop: The Music and Its Players

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195106510
eISBN:
9780199853182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195106510.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American

While the main features of the bebop language appear in their music, there are great musicians who play other instruments. They have made vital contributions to the music, both through their notes ... More


From Goloopchik (1945) to The Guests (1949)

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/9780199791590.003.0016
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This chapter considers Blitzstein’s few years of co-habitation with Bill Hewitt; his continued leftist activities, including his involvement with the American-Soviet Music Society and his support for ... More


Delicious and the Second Rhapsody (1931)

Howard Pollack

in George Gershwin: His Life and Work

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520248649
eISBN:
9780520933149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520248649.003.0026
Subject:
Music, History, American

On April 10, 1930, the Gershwins signed with Fox Studios to write a musical for which George would receive $70,000 and Ira $30,000. George Gershwin's most demanding task was to compose a piece for ... More


A Tale of Two Conductors: Koussevitzky and Mitropoulos

Arthur Berger

in Reflections of an American Composer

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520232518
eISBN:
9780520928213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520232518.003.0018
Subject:
Music, History, American

The chapter addresses the contributions made by two orchestra conductors, Serge Koussevitzky and Dimitri Mitropoulos. Koussevitzky paid obeisance to the new music from Europe, but this did not keep ... More


Diaghilev's Dilettante

Toni Bentley

in Sisters of Salome

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300090390
eISBN:
9780300127256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300090390.003.0015
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes Ida Rubinstein's starring roles in Serge Diaghilev's ballets Cléopâtre and Schéhérazade. It also considers Ida's relationship with Comte Robert de Montesquiou-Fezensac, the ... More


At the Crossroads: The Intercession of Diaghilev

Charles M. Joseph

in Stravinsky and Balanchine: A Journey of Invention

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087123
eISBN:
9780300129342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087123.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter talks about Serge Pavlovich Diaghilev—a figure who stands at the intersection of the Stravinsky-Balanchine union. In retracing the origins of the composer and choreographer's ... More


From a Prince to a Toad 1933

Michael G. Ankerich

in Mae Murray: The Girl with the Bee-Stung Lips

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813136905
eISBN:
9780813141381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136905.003.0019
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter covers Mae Murray’s divorce from David Mdivani and opera singer Mary McCormic’s divorce from Serge Mdivani. It also tells how Murray and McCormic joined forces to expose the tactics the ... More


Paramount Pictures, 1927

Mariusz Kotowski

in Pola Negri: Hollywood's First Femme Fatale

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813144887
eISBN:
9780813145105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144887.003.0016
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In chapter 15 Negri, severely depressed by the loss of her beloved Valentino, wraps up filming Hotel Imperial and immediately throws herself into making another feature. Her next project, Barbed ... More


Princess Mdivani

Mariusz Kotowski

in Pola Negri: Hollywood's First Femme Fatale

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813144887
eISBN:
9780813145105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144887.003.0017
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 16 discusses the unhappy and turbulent marriage between Negri and Prince Mdivani. Her husband turns out to be a jealous, controlling man, who gambles away much of Negri's fortune. When Negri ... More


The World of Modern Music, 1924–31

Elizabeth B. Crist and Wayne Shirley (eds)

in The Selected Correspondence of Aaron Copland

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300111217
eISBN:
9780300133479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300111217.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines the period after Aaron Copeland's return from Paris, where he first concentrated on writing a work for organ and orchestra to be performed by Nadia Boulanger on her visit to the ... More


Poulenc's Wartime Secrets

Leslie A. Sprout

in The Musical Legacy of Wartime France

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520275300
eISBN:
9780520955271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275300.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

During the war, Poulenc navigated among the diverging visions for French music promoted by German occupiers, Vichy officials, and Resistance agitators. The premiere of Poulenc's Les animaux modèles, ... More


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