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The Promise of Broadcast Classical Music

David Goodman

in Radio's Civic Ambition: American Broadcasting and Democracy in the 1930s

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195394085
eISBN:
9780199894383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394085.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Popular

The chapter explores why there was so much classical music on mainstream 1930s American radio, and the meanings and values that broadcast classical music represented. Radio's engagement with ... More


RECOGNITION: Listen to the inner voice that is working with you

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/9780195090581.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American

The chapter describes Samuel Barber's close relationship with Italian composer, Arturo Toscanini. Barber would frequently visit the composer in his home, most days ending with music. This friendship ... More


“The Venerable Firm of Busch & Serkin”

Stephen Lehmann and Marion Faber

in Rudolf Serkin: A Life

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195130461
eISBN:
9780199849499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130461.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The chapter recounts Rudolf Serkin's life with his friend and musical partner, Adolf Busch. The latter was a gifted German violinist, who, together with his wife Frieda, took the young Serkin under ... More


American Pianist

Stephen Lehmann and Marion Faber

in Rudolf Serkin: A Life

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195130461
eISBN:
9780199849499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130461.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The chapter recounts Serkin's life in America, from his move in the wake of the Second World War until his death. Serkin first came to the United States as part of several well received tours but ... More


The Dark Side of the Moon

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/9780520249776.003.0031
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter presents an essay on the book Music in Fascist Italy by Harvey Sachs, reviewing the history of music in fascist Italy presented in the book with emphasis on Italian conductor Arturo ... More


Beyond the Velvet Curtain

Alan Rosenthal

in The documentary diaries: Working experiences of a non-fiction filmmaker

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781784993023
eISBN:
9781526109804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993023.003.0014
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This section deals with the immense difficulties of trying to set up a four part series covering the social history of opera. It documents the origin of the idea, and the exploration of setting up ... More


Managing a Renewal, 1922–1930

James M. Doering

in The Great Orchestrator: Arthur Judson and American Arts Management

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037412
eISBN:
9780252094590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037412.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter illustrates how the Philharmonic had completely transformed itself in just eight years. It had silenced concerns about its artistic integrity, withstood challenges to its financial ... More


A Season of Firsts

Mary Sue Welsh

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

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037368
eISBN:
9780252094545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037368.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter details the arrival of Arturo Toscanini in Philadelphia as part of a highly publicized maestro exchange between the Philadelphia Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic that had been set ... More


“I Hear America Singing…”

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/9780199948031.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

During World War II, both the discourse about music and composers’ idiomatic choices engaged anew with the historical and national underpinning of American music. Three strategies shaped this ... 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


Toscanini, Ormandy, and the First Televised Orchestra Concert(s): The Networks and the Broadcasting of Musical Celebrity1

James Deaville

in Music and the Broadcast Experience: Performance, Production, and Audiences

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199314706
eISBN:
9780190619541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199314706.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Popular

The first televised orchestral concerts in the United States took place on March 20, 1948, with Toscanini conducting the NBC Symphony Orchestra (NBC) and Ormandy the Philadelphia Orchestra (CBS). ... More


Reproducing Carmen in the United States: Geraldine Farrar, the Met, and Beyond

Michael Christoforidis

in Carmen and the Staging of Spain: Recasting Bizet's Opera in the Belle Epoque

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780195384567
eISBN:
9780190883508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195384567.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Opera, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Chapter 9 explains that Carmen proved an ideal vehicle for the new technologies of the twentieth century, embraced by the new recording artists whose prestige was borrowed from the operatic world. ... More


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