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This Life of Sounds: Evenings for New Music in Buffalo

Renee Levine Packer

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199730773
eISBN:
9780199863532
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730773.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This book portrays an important and previously unexplored corner of the history of new music in America: the Center of the Creative and Performing Arts in the State University of New York at Buffalo. ... More


Making Music Modern: New York in the 1920s

Carol J. Oja

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195058499
eISBN:
9780199865031
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195058499.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

New York City witnessed a burst of creativity in the 1920s. This artistic renaissance is examined from the perspective of composers of classical and modern music who, along with writers, painters, ... More


The Politics of the New Music

Eric Csapo

in Music and the Muses: The Culture of Mousike in the Classical Athenian City

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199242399
eISBN:
9780191714078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242399.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter provides an in-depth analysis of the New Musical ‘revolution’ by examining its historical context, its style, and its reception. It shows how the most radical innovations are to be found ... More


Organizing the Moderns

Carol J. Oja

in Making Music Modern: New York in the 1920s

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195058499
eISBN:
9780199865031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195058499.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, American

In his second inaugural address of 1917, President Woodrow Wilson declared the end of post-colonial isolation and the beginning of international leadership. Once World War I was over, transatlantic ... More


Visionary Critics

Carol J. Oja

in Making Music Modern: New York in the 1920s

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195058499
eISBN:
9780199865031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195058499.003.0019
Subject:
Music, History, American

As contemporary European music arrived in the United States and Americans devised their own brands of modernism, a new generation of critics took on a parallel challenge, attempting to interpret ... More


Experiences during ONE’S teenage years

Alf Gabrielsson

in Strong Experiences with Music: Music is much more than just music

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199695225
eISBN:
9780191729775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695225.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter presents a selection of accounts that illustrate different aspects of strong experiences of music during the teenage years. They are divided into the following themes: meeting one's ... More


Bacchylides and the Kuklios Khoros: Performance, Genre, and Reception: Performance, Genre, and Reception

DAVID FEARN

in Bacchylides: Politics, Performance, Poetic Tradition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199215508
eISBN:
9780191707018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215508.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter considers the nature of the Alexandrian edition of Bacchylides' Dithyrambs. Section I examines the importance of the kuklios khoros, or ‘circular chorus’, and looks at poetic evidence ... More


Dane Rudhyar’s Vision of Dissonance

Carol J. Oja

in Making Music Modern: New York in the 1920s

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195058499
eISBN:
9780199865031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195058499.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

Noise was but one tool for modernist composers in the early 20th century. For many, the principal challenge came in devising alternatives to the tonal system on which much Western music had been ... More


Musical materials or metaphorical models? A psychological investigation of what inspires composers

Shira Lee Katz and Howard Gardner

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/9780199568086.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Social Psychology

Most studies of musical composition are accounts of individual composers or analyses of scores divorced from the writing process. We lack information on the prototypical ways that pieces take shape ... More


Introduction: The Modern Music Shop

Carol J. Oja

in Making Music Modern: New York in the 1920s

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195058499
eISBN:
9780199865031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195058499.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

To young creative artists of the 1920s, New York City seemed to hold unprecedented charm and unlimited potential. As a talented new generation of American writers, musicians, and painters reached ... More


Henry Cowell’s “Throbbing Masses of Sounds”

Carol J. Oja

in Making Music Modern: New York in the 1920s

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195058499
eISBN:
9780199865031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195058499.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American

Henry Cowell (1897-1965) gained fame for his musical innovations during the 1910s and 1920s—especially for his use of clusters (which he defined as “chords built from major and minor seconds”), his ... More


The Transatlantic Gaze of Aaron Copland

Carol J. Oja

in Making Music Modern: New York in the 1920s

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195058499
eISBN:
9780199865031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195058499.003.0015
Subject:
Music, History, American

More than any other composer in the generation born around 1900, Aaron Copland (1900-1990) has come to be seen as championing an idiom that was identifiably American. Copland began pursuing a ... More


A Quartet of New World Neoclassicists

Carol J. Oja

in Making Music Modern: New York in the 1920s

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195058499
eISBN:
9780199865031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195058499.003.0017
Subject:
Music, History, American

The Copland-Sessions Concerts celebrated youth, giving performance opportunities to composers who would eventually emerge as leaders in the United States. The stylistic range of music performed on ... More


Ultramodernism and other Contemporary Offerings: Looking West, Challenging the East

Leta E. Miller

in Music and Politics in San Francisco: From the 1906 Quake to the Second World War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520268913
eISBN:
9780520950092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268913.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American

The San Francisco Symphony's repertory under Hadley and Hertz may have been appealing to the public, but it made few claims to adventurousness. Hadley, of course, was just getting a new organization ... More


The Rockefeller Foundation, the University New Music Center, and “Foundation Music”

Michael Sy Uy

in Ask the Experts: How Ford, Rockefeller, and the NEA Changed American Music

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197510445
eISBN:
9780197510476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197510445.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on the Rockefeller Foundation’s support of university new music centers and contemporary chamber ensembles, offering new insights into a commonly understood historiography of ... More


Paradigms of Contemporary Music in Twenty-First-Century Russia

Lidia Ader

in Russian Music since 1917: Reappraisal and Rediscovery

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780197266151
eISBN:
9780191860034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266151.003.0018
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter offers an account of the circumstances in which contemporary composers have had to operate since the collapse of the Soviet Union and the attendant diminution in state support for the ... More


Athenian Strings

Peter Wilson

in Music and the Muses: The Culture of Mousike in the Classical Athenian City

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199242399
eISBN:
9780191714078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242399.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter investigates the role of stringed instruments in the musical culture of democratic Athens. Moving beyond the broad ideological distinction between lyre (traditional, élite, ‘Apollonian’) ... More


Transforming the Nightingale: Aspects of Athenian Musical Discourse in the Late Fifth Century

Andrew Barker

in Music and the Muses: The Culture of Mousike in the Classical Athenian City

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199242399
eISBN:
9780191714078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242399.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter offers an interpretation of Aristophanes' Birds, focusing on the character of the Nightingale. It argues that the type of music she performs shows all the hall-marks of indiscriminate ... More


Epilogue

Carol J. Oja

in Making Music Modern: New York in the 1920s

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195058499
eISBN:
9780199865031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195058499.003.0022
Subject:
Music, History, American

In many ways, New York City yielded a thriving marketplace for modernism during the 1920s. As the decade progressed, modernist music became ever more varied, and by its end, a new generation of ... More


Henry Cowell: A Man Made of Music

Joel Sachs

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195108958
eISBN:
9780190268015
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195108958.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book offers the first complete biography of Henry Cowell, one of the most influential figures in twentieth-century American music. Cowell, a major musical innovator of the first half of the ... More


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