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Mendelssohn and the Organ

Wm. A. Little

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195394382
eISBN:
9780199863556
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394382.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Performing Practice/Studies

Although Mendelssohn was most famous during his lifetime as a composer, virtuoso pianist, and conductor, he also enjoyed an enviable reputation as a highly skilled organist. The instrument had ... More


A Worldview History of Music Festivals

Fabian Holt

in Everyone Loves Live Music: A Theory of Performance Institutions

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226738406
eISBN:
9780226738680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226738680.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular

Chapter 6 lays some of the foundations for the book’s festival chapters. It begins by exploring the relevance of music festivals to cultural research and particularly to the social study of music, ... More


The Evolution of Anglophone Global Culture

Fabian Holt

in Everyone Loves Live Music: A Theory of Performance Institutions

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226738406
eISBN:
9780226738680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226738680.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Popular

Chapter 7 examines the evolution of worldviews in the large popular music festival in the context of postwar cultural developments in the metropolitan centers of the United States and the United ... More


Imagining creativity: An ethnomusicological perspective on how belief systems encourage or inhibit creative activities in music

Juniper Hill

in Musical Imaginations: Multidisciplinary perspectives on creativity, performance and perception

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199568086
eISBN:
9780191731044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568086.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter focuses on one of the most fundamental sociocultural determinants of creative activities: ideology. Drawing from ethnomusicological ethnographic research, it examines differing cultural ... More


Sound and Socialist Identity: Negotiating the Musical Soundscape in the Stalinist GDR

David Tompkins

in Germany in the Loud Twentieth Century: An Introduction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199759392
eISBN:
9780199918911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759392.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter provides a fresh perspective on the musical world of Stalinist East Germany, and argues that the vibrant soundscape was marked by the hopes and desires of both composers and the audience ... More


The Invention of German Music, c. 1800

John Deathridge

in Unity and Diversity in European Culture c.1800

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263822
eISBN:
9780191734960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263822.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Arnold Schoenberg once spoke famously of his invention of ‘the method of composition with twelve tones related only to one another’, as the discovery of ‘something which will assure the supremacy of ... More


Crowds, Chaos, and Community: Music Festivals from Newport to New Orleans

Steve Waksman

in Live Music in America: A History from Jenny Lind to Beyoncé

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
June 2022
ISBN:
9780197570531
eISBN:
9780197570579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197570531.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American

Music festivals mattered to the larger development of American live music along multiple fronts in the two decades following the founding of the Newport Jazz Festival. Most saliently, festivals ... More


Debuts 1950–1954

Amy C. Beal

in New Music, New Allies: American Experimental Music in West Germany from the Zero Hour to Reunification

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520247550
eISBN:
9780520932814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247550.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter traces key events in the history of radio broadcasting and new music festivals up to 1954, when John Cage first visited Germany and performed with pianist David Tudor at the ... More


Experiencing Night of the Dead: Festivals, Contests, and Souvenirs

Ruth Hellier-Tinoco

in Embodying Mexico: Tourism, Nationalism & Performance

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195340365
eISBN:
9780199896998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340365.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, Dance

This chapter and the next cover the period from 1968 to 2010, beginning with the massacre and Olympic Games in Mexico City. Framed by President Echeverría's (1970–1976) populist style of governance ... More


The Sounds of Revolution?

Lisa Jakelski

in Making New Music in Cold War Poland: The Warsaw Autumn Festival, 1956-1968

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520292543
eISBN:
9780520966031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292543.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter makes a case study of the Warsaw Autumn’s founding and first season. It argues that the 1956 concerts, which coincided with the political upheaval of the Polish October Revolution, ... More


Onstage/Onscreen: Live Performance as Media Labor in the Rock Festival Documentary

Landon Palmer

in Rock Star/Movie Star: Power and Performance in Cinematic Rock Stardom

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190888404
eISBN:
9780190888442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190888404.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The link between alternative film production and rock culture continued in the subgenre of the music festival documentary, which came into being through the direct cinema documentary movement. The ... More


Ellington's Queenie Pie

Maurice Peress

in Dvorák to Duke Ellington: A Conductor Rediscovers America's Music and Its African-American Roots

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195098228
eISBN:
9780199869817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195098228.003.0017
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter describes the story of Queenie Pie, Ellington's last theater work as told by the author of this book, who worked as an assistant to Ellington when it was a yet-to-be produced one-hour ... More


“The Finest Voice of the Century” 1: Clara Butt and Other Concert-Hall and Drawing-Room Singers of Fin-de-siècle Britain

Sophie Fuller

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/9780195365870.003.0017
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

This chapter uses the British contralto Dame Clara Butt as a case study through which to critique notions of celebrity, as well as definitions of the prima donna. Drawing attention to venues in which ... More


The 1950s: The Rise and Fall of Self-Determination

Vibert C. Cambridge

in Musical Life in Guyana: History and Politics of Controlling Creativity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781628460117
eISBN:
9781626746480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628460117.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter explores how the governors of British Guiana during the 1950s had to navigate several significant international and domestic realities. They had to implement imperial policies related to ... More


The American Occupation and Agents of Reeducation 1945–1950

Amy C. Beal

in New Music, New Allies: American Experimental Music in West Germany from the Zero Hour to Reunification

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520247550
eISBN:
9780520932814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247550.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter surveys American music's role during the initial period of occupation and reconstruction up to the establishment of the Federal Republic of Germany and the official division of East and ... More


Films, Visual Images, and Folklórico: Belonging, Difference, and Bodies

Ruth Hellier-Tinoco

in Embodying Mexico: Tourism, Nationalism & Performance

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195340365
eISBN:
9780199896998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340365.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, Dance

Chapter Seven deals with the period known as the Golden Age (1940 to 1968), contextualizing this with an overview of state policies regarding indigenismo, folklore and folklórico, and the role of ... More


The Lady Composer at the End: The Last Ten Years (1967–77)

Wanda Brister and Jay Rosenblatt

in Madeleine Dring: Lady Composer

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781949979312
eISBN:
9781800341449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781949979312.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The letters sent to American composer and pianist Eugene Hemmer allow Dring to speak in her own voice for the first time since the early diaries, documents that allow a glimpse into her musical as ... More


Festivals: Differing Models of Communication

Noriko Manabe

in The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Protest Music After Fukushima

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199334681
eISBN:
9780190454951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199334681.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Popular, Ethnomusicology, World Music

As music festivals are a space apart from everyday lives, both musicians and audience members can feel freer to engage in political expression at them. After describing politically themed folk and ... More


Making New Music in Cold War Poland: The Warsaw Autumn Festival, 1956-1968

Lisa Jakelski

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520292543
eISBN:
9780520966031
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292543.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

This book presents a social analysis of new music dissemination at the Warsaw Autumn International Festival of Contemporary Music, one of the first and most important venues for East-West cultural ... More


Extended Voice

Eric Salzman and Thomas Desi

in The New Music Theater: Seeing the Voice, Hearing the Body

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195099362
eISBN:
9780199864737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099362.003.0022
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter discusses Roy Hart, the Roy Hart Theater, and the roots of extended vocalism; widening of vocal range and inclusion of non-traditional vocal sounds and techniques; the American ... More


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