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National Socialism, the Third Reich, and the Music Scene

Michael H. Kater

in The Twisted Muse: Musicians and Their Music in the Third Reich

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195096200
eISBN:
9780199870219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195096200.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter begins with a discussion of the tough economic situation faced by Germany's hundred thousand or so musicians, fewer than half of whom were devoted to the so-called classics, or “serious ... More


Myself when Young: Becoming a Musician in Renaissance Italy—or Not: 2011 Italian Lecture

Bonnie J. Blackburn

in Proceedings of the British Academy Volume 181, 2010-2011 Lectures

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265277
eISBN:
9780191754203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265277.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

In his Lives, Giorgio Vasari mentions many artists who were talented at music when they were young, prominently Giorgione and Sebastiano del Piombo. Benvenuto Cellini resisted his father's pressure ... More


“As My Works Show Me to Be”: Biographical

Elisabeth Le Guin

in Boccherini's Body: An Essay in Carnal Musicology

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520240179
eISBN:
9780520930629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240179.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter presents a biography of Luigi Boccherini, focusing on his years in Spain. It describes the Spanish musical culture and notes that Boccherini spent thirty-six years in Spain. It provides ... More


Show Tunes: The Songs, Shows, and Careers of Broadway’s Major Composers

Steven Suskin

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195314076
eISBN:
9780199852734
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314076.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

This book fully chronicles the shows, songs, and careers of the major composers of the American musical theater, from Jerome Kern’s earliest interpolations to the latest hits on Broadway. Legendary ... More


The United States Navy Band of the Virgin Islands (1917–1923)

Mark Clague

in The Memoirs of Alton Augustus Adams, Sr.: First Black Bandmaster of the United States Navy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520251311
eISBN:
9780520933811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251311.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter offers an account of the desperate economic and social situation on the Virgin Islands prior to their transfer from Denmark to the United States, setting the stage for the argument about ... More


A Nineteenth-Century Musical Career

Patrick Warfield

in Making the March King: John Philip Sousa's Washington Years, 1854-1893

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037795
eISBN:
9780252095078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037795.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines two Washington-based figures who provided John Philip Sousa with examples of just how expansive a nineteenth-century musical career could become. Indeed, the most important ... More


From Calypso Queen to Calypso Monarch

Hope Munro

in What She Go Do: Women in Afro-Trinidadian Music

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781496807533
eISBN:
9781496807571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496807533.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter focuses on the careers and performance strategies of the three most successful female calypsonians in contemporary Trinidad: Calypso Rose, Singing Sandra, and Denyse Plummer. Each woman ... More


Frederick Loewe: Born: June 10, 1901, Berlin, Germany Born: June 10, 1901, Berlin, Germany Died: February 14, 1988, Palm Springs, California

Steven Suskin

in Show Tunes: The Songs, Shows, and Careers of Broadway’s Major Composers

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195314076
eISBN:
9780199852734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314076.003.0016
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter examines the work of Frederick Loewe. Loewe was the son of Austrian tenor Edmund Loewe, who created the role of Prince Danilo in the 1906 Berlin première of Lehar’s Die Lustige Witwe ... More


Who Killed the Congo?

Kathryn Talalay

in Composition in Black and White: The Life of Philippa Schuyler

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195113938
eISBN:
9780199853816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195113938.003.0029
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Regular travel was Philippa's antiseptic, with her globetrotting came her musical career. But in the summer of 1960, when she reached her twenty-ninth birthday, she started working as a political ... More


Canons and Counterpoints

Malcolm Boyd

in Bach

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195307719
eISBN:
9780199850785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307719.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the canons and counterpoints in the musical career of Johann Sebastian Bach. It suggests that Bach took the unusual step of completing a second set of twenty-four keyboard ... More


The Close of the Naval Years (1925–1931)

Mark Clague

in The Memoirs of Alton Augustus Adams, Sr.: First Black Bandmaster of the United States Navy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520251311
eISBN:
9780520933811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251311.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American

The chapter reviews a few remarkable moments in the islands' history to offer views on daily life, including the appearance of a German daredevil with his one-man oceangoing canoe and the early ... More


The Making of Dale Hawkins

David Anderson and Lesley-Anne Reed

in Shreveport Sounds in Black and White

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781934110416
eISBN:
9781604733037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781934110416.003.0021
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter presents a biographical sketch of Dale Hawkins. Drawing on numerous interviews with Hawkins, it fleshes out the years leading up to the momentous recording of the rockabilly classic ... More


Mick in His 50s: Needing Friends More Than Ever

Geoffrey L. Greif

in Buddy System: Understanding Male Friendships

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195326420
eISBN:
9780199893553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326420.003.0011
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

This chapter tells the story of one married man in his 50s and his attempts to balance looming retirement with his musical career, and his four adopted children and their families. He also has an ... More


Leipzig (1742–50)

Malcolm Boyd

in Bach

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195307719
eISBN:
9780199850785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307719.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines developments in the musical career of Johann Sebastian Bach in Leipzig during the period from 1742 to 1750. During this period, Cantatas 34 and 191 were only his contributions ... More


Weimar [1708–17]

Malcolm Boyd

in Bach

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195307719
eISBN:
9780199850785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307719.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines developments in the personal life and musical career of Johann Sebastian Bach during the period from 1708 to 1717. Six of the seven of Bach's children were born in Weimar, where ... More


Edith Garson: “Hollywood—An Ending” (1938)

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/9780195327113.003.0060
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter presents the text of Edith Garson's 1938 article about George Gershwin's musical career. Garson provided an overview of Gershwin in Hollywood from the time of his arrival in August 1936 ... More


Vernon Duke: “Gershwin, Schülinger, and Dukelsky: Some Reminiscences” (1947)

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/9780195327113.003.0080
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter presents the text of Vernon Duke's account of George Gershwin's musical career, which was published in the October 23, 1944, issue of Newsweek and in the January 1947 issue Musical ... More


Olga Rudge & Ezra Pound: "What Thou Lovest Well . . ."

Anne Conover

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087031
eISBN:
9780300133080
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087031.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

A loving and admiring companion to literary titan Ezra Pound for half a century, concert violinist Olga Rudge (1895–1996) was the muse who inspired the poet to complete his epic poem, The Cantos, and ... More


1925–1933 Chicago Sideman

John McCusker

in Creole Trombone: Kid Ory and the Early Years of Jazz

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036262
eISBN:
9781617036279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036262.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on the history of Kid Ory’s musical career during the period from 1925 to 1933. It explains that in Chicago, Ory played sideman and backed up other jazz musicians including Louis ... More


Cöthen (1717–23)

Malcolm Boyd

in Bach

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195307719
eISBN:
9780199850785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307719.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines developments in the musical career of Johann Sebastian Bach in Cothen during the period from 1717 to 1723. In December 1717, Bach accepted Prince Leopold's offer to become music ... More


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