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“In Imitation of My Negro Mammy”: Alma Gluck and the American Prima Donna 1

Susan C. Cook

in The Arts of the Prima Donna in the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195365870
eISBN:
9780199932054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365870.003.0016
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

This chapter looks at the dialogics between opera, art song and parlor ballads, blackface minstrelsy, spirituals, and crooning in the art and identity of the early twentieth-century prima donna. ... More


Alec Wilder

Philip Lambert

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037603
eISBN:
9780252094842
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037603.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

The music of Alec Wilder (1907–1980) blends several American musical traditions, such as jazz and the American popular song, with classical European forms and techniques. Stylish and accessible, ... More


The Klezmer Ensemble

Walter Zev Feldman

in Klezmer: Music, History, and Memory

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190244514
eISBN:
9780190244545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190244514.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The remarkable continuity of the seventeenth-century klezmer ensemble featuring first violin, cimbalom, second violin, and bass into the later nineteenth century, and even into the pre-Holocaust era ... More


Falling Star

Steven C. Smith

in Music by Max Steiner: The Epic Life of Hollywood's Most Influential Composer

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190623272
eISBN:
9780190623302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190623272.003.0023
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter dissects the demise of the Hollywood studio system, caused by several factors including the incursion of television. Warner Bros.’ legendary music department became, to quote Steiner, “a ... More


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