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Kismet

Ethan Mordden

in Coming up Roses: The Broadway Musical in the 1950s

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195140583
eISBN:
9780199848867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140583.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular

While operetta was through by the 1950s, there was one more from Edwin Lester—Kismet. Robert Wright and George Forrest wrote the score, as they had done for Song of Norway. But where the earlier show ... More


“Singing Was More into My Blood, Than the Trumpet”

Vic Hobson

in Creating the Jazz Solo: Louis Armstrong and Barbershop Harmony

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496819772
eISBN:
9781496819826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496819772.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter explores the reception history of Louis Armstrong’s singing and playing by musicians, writers, and critics. The present-day view of Armstrong whose singing and playing can be appreciated ... More


Jerome Kern

Ethan Mordden

in When Broadway Went to Hollywood

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780199395408
eISBN:
9780199395439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199395408.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on the Hollywood musicals of Jerome Kern. From about 1915 to his death in 1945, Kern was the Harms Group's artistic leader. For youngsters like Gershwin and Rodgers, Kern was ... More


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