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First Performances

David Manning

in Vaughan Williams on Music

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182392
eISBN:
9780199851485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.003.0019
Subject:
Music, History, Western

One hears much of the noble work that Henry Wood did for young British composers; the list of “first performances” at the “Promenade Concerts” by British composers, usually young and unknown, ... More


A Brief Chronology

Catherine Parsons Smith

in William Grant Still: A Study in Contradictions

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520215429
eISBN:
9780520921573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520215429.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter presents a concise outline of Still's life. It starts in the year 1895, when Still was born in Woodville, Mississippi. The outline only includes significant events in Still's life, such ... More


From Stage to Screen

Tim Carter

in Oklahoma!: The Making of an American Musical

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300106190
eISBN:
9780300134872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106190.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter examines the history of the film adaption of the musical Oklahoma!. It explains that the Theater Guild has set a price of $500,000 for the musical in May 1943 and analyzes the reasons ... More


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