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Pittsburgh—Heaven and Hell (1898–1904)

Neil Gould

in Victor Herbert: A Theatrical Life

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823228713
eISBN:
9780823241798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823228713.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

By the late 1880s Herbert has composed six successful operettas when he is offered a one-year contract for the Pittsburgh Orchestra. Herbert's motivation for accepting the contract can be traced to ... More


Victor Herbert: A Theatrical Life

Neil Gould

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823228713
eISBN:
9780823241798
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823228713.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Victor Herbert is one of the giants of American culture. As a musician, conductor, and, above all, composer, he touched every corner of American musical life at the turn of the century, writing ... More


Act Three: Scene Two (1914–1924)

Neil Gould

in Victor Herbert: A Theatrical Life

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823228713
eISBN:
9780823241798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823228713.003.0017
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The Society of American Dramatists and Composers gathered on its twenty-first birthday to pay tribute to its most illustrious member, Victor Herbert. Following this comes a discussion of The Only ... More


February 1, 2003

Neil Gould

in Victor Herbert: A Theatrical Life

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823228713
eISBN:
9780823241798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823228713.003.0020
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

A small crowd gathered in Central Park to commemorate Victor Herbert's birthday. Nearby, Herbert's statue, first unveiled by his daughter Ella when ASCAP presented it to the City of New York on ... More


Ireland, My Sireland (1859–1886)

Neil Gould

in Victor Herbert: A Theatrical Life

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823228713
eISBN:
9780823241798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823228713.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter sets the stage for Victor Herbert's upbringing. It traces Herbert's Irish roots and influential people in his life, such as his grandfather Samuel Lover who was an artist, author, ... More


Coda Brilliante—The Victor Herbert Orchestra (1901–1924)

Neil Gould

in Victor Herbert: A Theatrical Life

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823228713
eISBN:
9780823241798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823228713.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Herbert decided to part ways with the Pittsburgh Orchestra at the turn of th twentieth century. The Victor Herbert Orchestra which had begun in the last three years of Herbert's residency in ... More


Of Viennese Nights and Golden Dawns

Richard Barrios

in A Song in the Dark: The Birth of the Musical Film

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195377347
eISBN:
9780199864577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377347.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Popular

Filmed operettas were more prominent in the early sound era than they would ever be again. The first, The Desert Song, showed both the advantages and pitfalls of putting these works on film. Opera ... More


“Kiss Me Again” and the Wisdom of Witmark: The Strange History of the American Waltz, Part Two

Michael G. Garber

in My Melancholy Baby: The First Ballads of the Great American Songbook, 1902-1913

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781496834294
eISBN:
9781496834287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496834294.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This is the second of six chapters tracing how waltzes often became performed as duple-meter tunes, inflected with jazz style, via the collective innovation of performance tradition. The operetta ... More


Ah! Sweet Mystery of Life: Naughty Marietta

Ellen M. Peck

in Sweet Mystery: The Musical Works of Rida Johnson Young

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190873585
eISBN:
9780190873615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190873585.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter begins the analysis of Young’s individual musical works. The chapter focuses entirely on the 1910 operetta Naughty Marietta, with music by Victor Herbert. It gives the historical context ... More


In Search of the Authentic: Musical Tribal Portraits, 1890–1911

Michael V. Pisani

in Imagining Native America in Music

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108934
eISBN:
9780300130737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108934.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter examines the depiction of Indian tribal music in America during the period from 1890 to 1911. It analyzes Indianism based on instrumental character pieces that used quotation and which ... More


Dream Girl: End of a Career

Ellen M. Peck

in Sweet Mystery: The Musical Works of Rida Johnson Young

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190873585
eISBN:
9780190873615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190873585.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

The final chapter recounts the last few plays of Young’s career, with a focus on The Dream Girl (music by Victor Herbert). This was an adaptation of the 1906 play The Road to Yesterday by Beulah ... More


A New Normalcy

Cynthia Brideson and Sara Brideson

in Ziegfeld and His Follies: A Biography of Broadway's Greatest Producer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813160887
eISBN:
9780813165530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160887.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

As the chapter begins, Ziegfeld is struggling to get his new musical off the ground. He funds the entire production himself and hires Jerome Kern, P. G. Wodehouse, and Guy Bolton to write the play. ... More


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