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The New Century, 1901–05

Nancy Toff

in Monarch of the Flute: The Life of Georges Barrère

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195170160
eISBN:
9780199850372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195170160.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the career development of Georges Barrère during the period from 1901 to 1905. In 1901, Barrère was confronted with a difficult situation as an entrepreneur because an active ... More


INTERLUDE: 1958–1960 Paying tribute

Barbara B. Heyman

in Samuel Barber: The Composer and His Music

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195090581
eISBN:
9780199853090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195090581.003.0016
Subject:
Music, History, American

The chapter narrates more of Samuel Barber's work, mostly dedicated to significant people, places, or events. Wondrous Love, was dedicated to the Christ Episcopal Church in Michigan. Another piece, ... More


Chopin’s Oneiric Soundscapes and the Role of Dreams in Romantic Culture

Halina Goldberg

in Chopin and His World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691177755
eISBN:
9781400889006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691177755.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter talks about how the notion of dreaming in music immediately brings to mind Chopin's nocturnes. Indeed, this genre's explicit association with the night invokes the oneiric realm, the ... More


The Barcarolle and the Barcarolle: Topic and Genre in Chopin

James Parakilas

in Chopin and His World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691177755
eISBN:
9781400889006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691177755.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter discusses how the Barcarolle was one of Chopin's last compositions, and he did not turn to the genre or even the topic again. Later composers produced enormous numbers of piano ... More


Lost Loves 1918–1922: “We make our own tragedies”

Anne Conover

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

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087031
eISBN:
9780300133080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087031.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes significant events in Olga Rudge's life from 1918–1922. Olga's reputation as a concert violinist was growing. A high point in her career at this time was an invitation to play ... More


Pedagogy I: Private Teaching

Katherine K. Preston

in George Frederick Bristow

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780252043420
eISBN:
9780252052309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043420.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

Bristow was a music educator for most of his professional life. Teaching was a reliable source of income, but also helped to fulfill his goal “to do all that he could for art,” for he believed ... More


Britten and the Avant-Garde in the 1950s

Philip Rupprecht

in Rethinking Britten

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199794805
eISBN:
9780199345243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794805.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter explores Britten's ambivalent but productive awareness of mid-century modishness of style and technique, notably the fetishizing of twelve-tone serialism associated with Darmstadt ... More


Discontent and Early Experiments (1950–56)

Benjamin R. Levy

in Metamorphosis in Music: The Compositions of György Ligeti in the 1950s and 1960s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780199381999
eISBN:
9780199382019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199381999.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Theory, Analysis, Composition

At the outset of the 1950s Ligeti began to compose secret musical experiments that would not get past the censors of the communist regime in Hungary. Musica ricercata can be seen as an initial ... More


Moonlight Towers

David E. Nye

in American Illuminations: Urban Lighting, 1800-1920

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780262037419
eISBN:
9780262344784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037419.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

During the 1880s many American cities adopted clusters of arc lights mounted on towers 150 to 200 feet above the ground. These “moonlight towers” shed a mild light evenly distributed over an entire ... More


Abbas Kiarostami at Bard College with Five, March 4, 2007

Scott MacDonald

in The Sublimity of Document: Cinema as Diorama

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190052126
eISBN:
9780190052164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190052126.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

In the months following the Islamic Revolution in Iran, filmmaking itself looked to be an endangered art form. Some Iranian filmmakers left the country; Abbas Kiarostami stayed—though for a time he ... More


Betzy Bromberg (on Voluptuous Sleep)

Scott MacDonald

in Avant-Doc: Intersections of Documentary and Avant-Garde Cinema

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199388707
eISBN:
9780199388745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199388707.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Bromberg, who for many years worked as a special effects artist in the commercial industry, is also an accomplished independent filmmaker. In Voluptuous Sleep, she cinematically transforms her ... More


Interlude 1958–1960: Paying tribute

Barbara B. Heyman

in Samuel Barber: The Composer and His Music

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190863739
eISBN:
9780190054786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190863739.003.0016
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on more works of Barber that are dedicated to significant people, places, or events. Wondrous Love was written for the inauguration of the new organ at the Christ Episcopal ... More


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