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“Music by Slide Rule” (1944)

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/9780195327113.003.0078
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter presents the text of the article titled Music by Slide Rule, which was published in the September 24, 1944, issue ofNewsweek. The article questions George Gershwin's fitness as a ... More


Critical Writings (1931–1940)

Howard Pollack

in Marc Blitzstein: His Life, His Work, His World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199791590
eISBN:
9780199949625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791590.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This chapter summarizes Blitzstein’s writings from the 1930s, which form the bulk of his criticism, and which increasingly tend toward Marxist perspectives. He wrote many of these articles for Modern ... More


Music Criticism and Music Critics in Early Francoist Spain

Eva Moreda Rodriguez

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190215866
eISBN:
9780190215880
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190215866.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Music Criticism and Music Critics in Early Francoist Spain is the first comprehensive study of music criticism under the early Franco regime. It proposes to make a contribution to the study of ... More


William Daly: “George Gershwin as Orchestrator” (1933)

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/9780195327113.003.0046
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter presents the text of William Daly's article titled George Gershwin as Orchestrator, which was published in the January 15, 1933, issue of New York Times. This article was written in ... More


New Linguistic Modes and the New Theory

Arthur Berger

in Reflections of an American Composer

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520232518
eISBN:
9780520928213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520232518.003.0015
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter presents a faithful account of the musical thought that was present in the 1960s. It reflect the diverse ways in which some of the composers were searching for a new theoretical ... More


Pelléas et Mélisande and the Aesthetic of Sensation

Alexandra Kieffer

in Debussy's Critics: Sound, Affect, and the Experience of Modernism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190847241
eISBN:
9780190947224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190847241.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The premiere of Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande in late April 1902 occasioned a maelstrom of critical responses in the Parisian press—more than a hundred reviews over the course of a few months and ... More


Allan Lincoln Langley “The Gershwin Myth” (1932)

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/9780195327113.003.0045
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter presents the text of Allan Lincoln Langley's article titled The Gershwin, which was published in the December 1932 issue of American Spectator. Langley uses the pejorative term myth to ... More


Introduction

Eva Moreda Rodríguez

in Music Criticism and Music Critics in Early Francoist Spain

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190215866
eISBN:
9780190215880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190215866.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The introduction to this book argues that close examination of Spanish music criticism 1939–1951 can help clarify and expand some of the questions that have arisen from existing studies of the ... More


Introduction: Remembering Philip Brett

Philip Brett

in Music and Sexuality in Britten: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520246096
eISBN:
9780520939127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246096.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter opens with a discussion of the past experience of the author with Philip Brett. He recalls one evening in 1986 when he met Philip Brett at the annual meeting of the American ... More


The Notion of Expression in Music Criticism

Elena Alessandri

in Expressiveness in music performance: Empirical approaches across styles and cultures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199659647
eISBN:
9780191771651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659647.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Social Psychology

Expression is arguably one of the most common and important terms in musical discourse, used as a measure of the aesthetic value of musical performance. But what does it mean for a performance to be ... More


Sounds Traditional: The Chanson as a Site of Globalization

Jonathyne Briggs

in Sounds French: Globalization, Cultural Communities, and Pop Music in France, 1958–1980

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199377060
eISBN:
9780199377091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199377060.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, Western

This chapter investigates the paradoxical process of music critics’ and artists’ sanctioning of the chanson as a distinctly French musical phenomenon just as its aesthetics were changing due to the ... More


Sounds Distorted: Punque and the Limits of Globalization

Jonathyne Briggs

in Sounds French: Globalization, Cultural Communities, and Pop Music in France, 1958–1980

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199377060
eISBN:
9780199377091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199377060.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, Western

This chapter returns to Paris at the end of the 1970s when punk arrived. French culture influenced the aesthetics of punk, and the French were a critical early audience for many punk groups. Despite ... More


Reputational Entrepreneurs

Marianne Wheeldon

in Debussy's Legacy and the Construction of Reputation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190631222
eISBN:
9780190631253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190631222.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter considers four music critics and three performers—Emile Vuillermoz, Charles Koechlin, Louis Laloy, Léon Vallas, D. E. Inghelbrecht, Marguerite Long, and Alfred Cortot—whose writings in ... More


Berlioz on Music: Selected Criticism 1824-1837

Katherine Kolb (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199391950
eISBN:
9780199391981
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199391950.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

Berlioz the composer was also a writer and critic. His Memoirs and Evenings with the Orchestra are well-known and well-loved. This book offers a selection of his day-to-day criticism in English, ... More


An Anxious Age

Laura Tunbridge

in Singing in the Age of Anxiety: Lieder Performances in New York and London between the World Wars

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226563572
eISBN:
9780226563602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226563602.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The introduction begins with W.H. Auden’s eclogue The Age of Anxiety (1947) which considers the displacement of people by war. The key themes and the methodology of the book are then explained. The ... More


Frederick Jacobi: “The Future of Gershwin” (1937)

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/9780195327113.003.0052
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter presents the text of Frederick Jacobi's article titled The Future of Gershwin, which was published in the November-December 1937 issue of Modern Music. The article was written after the ... More


Conclusion

Eva Moreda Rodríguez

in Music Criticism and Music Critics in Early Francoist Spain

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190215866
eISBN:
9780190215880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190215866.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The conclusion compares music criticism in early Francoism with music criticism in the preceding period (1918–1936), arguing that, whereas Adolfo Salazar has long been considered the hegemonic music ... More


The Operas of Giuseppe Verdi

Abramo Basevi

Stefano Castelvecchi (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226094915
eISBN:
9780226095073
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226095073.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

Abramo Basevi published his study of Verdi's operas in Florence in 1859, in the middle of the composer's career. The first thorough, systematic examination of Verdi's operas, it covered the twenty ... More


Introduction

Eric Saylor

in English Pastoral Music: From Arcadia to Utopia, 1900-1955

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780252041099
eISBN:
9780252099656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252041099.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The introduction lays out the paradoxical nature of early twentieth-century pastoral music, contrasting its large-scale popularity among listeners with its long-term critical dismissal. However, if ... More


What Is Pastoralism?

Eric Saylor

in English Pastoral Music: From Arcadia to Utopia, 1900-1955

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780252041099
eISBN:
9780252099656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252041099.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter establishes a framework for understanding pastoralism from both expressive and stylistic perspectives. The first half of the chapter draws upon the work of various literary critics ... More


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