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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


JOANNA LEE (b. 1982)Your Little Voice (2001): Text by e. e. cummings

Jane Manning

in Vocal Repertoire for the Twenty-First Century, Volume 2: Works Written From 2000 Onwards

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780199390960
eISBN:
9780199391011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199390960.003.0042
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter discusses Joanna Lee’s Your Little Voice (2001). This is an early but typical example of Lee’s work. Full of innovative quirks and wild contrasts in character, it is a perfect choice for ... More


JULIAN GRANT (b. 1960)Despondent Nonsenses (1979): Texts by Mervyn Peake

Jane Manning

in Vocal Repertoire for the Twenty-First Century, Volume 1: Works Written Before 2000

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780199391028
eISBN:
9780199391073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199391028.003.0031
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter concerns Despondent Nonsenses by Julian Grant. This, his Op. 1, is the first item in a handsomely produced volume of collected songs. Its freshness and effervescent wit should ensure it ... More


‘Until the Real Thing Comes Along’: Pop Songs and Authenticity, 1936–1949

George Burrows

in The Recordings of Andy Kirk and his Clouds of Joy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780199335589
eISBN:
9780190948047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199335589.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter explores the recordings of Kirk’s band from ‘Until the Real Thing Comes Along’, a ‘special’ ballad that Kirk convinced Decca to record in 1936, to the disbanding of the Clouds of Joy in ... More


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