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Introduction

Jennifer Fleeger

in Sounding American: Hollywood, Opera, and Jazz

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199366484
eISBN:
9780199366514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199366484.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

The introduction traces American composers’ attempts to write and stage jazz-operas in the 1920s. By examining the motivations behind these efforts, it provides a historical framework for ... More


“You must return to life”: Notes on the Reception of Das Wunder der Heliane and Jonny spielt auf

Charles Youmans

in Korngold and His World

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691198293
eISBN:
9780691198736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691198293.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter discusses Erich Korngold's Das Wunder der Heliane (1927) with Ernst Krenek's Jonny spielt auf (1927). Korngold's Heliane, his intended magnum opus and the other major event of Vienna's ... More


“Paul Whiteman Gives ‘Vivid’ Grand Opera; Jazz Rhythms of Gershwin’s ‘135th Street’”(1925)

Robert Wyatt and John Andrew Johnson

in The George Gershwin Reader

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195327113
eISBN:
9780199851249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327113.003.0023
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter presents the text of an article about the success of the revival of George Gershwin's one-act jazz opera Blue Monday, which was published in the December 30, 1925, issue of the New York ... More


Porgy and Bess (1935)

Howard Pollack

in George Gershwin: His Life and Work

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520248649
eISBN:
9780520933149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520248649.003.0031
Subject:
Music, History, American

Porgy and Bess, which could now be considered as much a “folk” as a “jazz” opera, occupied George Gershwin and Dubose Heyward for about two years, from the fall of 1933 to its Broadway premiere on ... More


Carla Bley

Amy C. Beal

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036361
eISBN:
9780252093395
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036361.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This is the first comprehensive treatment of the remarkable music and influence of Carla Bley, a highly innovative American jazz composer, pianist, organist, band leader, and activist. Giving ... More


Escalator over the Hill: Jazz Opera as Fusion

Amy C. Beal

in Carla Bley

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036361
eISBN:
9780252093395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036361.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter looks at Bley's most ambitious work to date: Escalator over the Hill (1971). Though the work is colloquially referred to as a “jazz opera,” its creators called it a “chronotransduction.” ... More


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