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Preface to London Symphony

David Manning

in Vaughan Williams on Music

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182392
eISBN:
9780199851485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.003.0024
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter describes the experience of participating in the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO). There was the famous horn quartet, led by Adolf Borsdorf. There was John Solomon, the infallible ... More


Music from behind the Bridge: Steelband Aesthetics and Politics in Trinidad and Tobago

Shannon Dudley

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195175479
eISBN:
9780199851522
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175479.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

A symbol of Trinidadian culture, the steelband has made an extraordinary transformation since its origins: from junk metal to steel orchestra, and from disparaged underclass pastime to Trinidad and ... More


Bartók's Viola Concerto: The Remarkable Story of His Swansong

Donald Maurice

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195156904
eISBN:
9780199868339
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156904.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

When Béla Bartók died in September of 1945, he left a partially completed viola concerto commissioned by the violist William Primrose. While no definitive version of the work exists, this concerto ... More


Chapter Eleven Conclusion

Walter van de Leur

in Something to Live For: The Music of Billy Strayhorn

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195124484
eISBN:
9780199868711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195124484.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This concluding chapter looks at Strayhorn’s importance as a jazz composer, which lies first and foremost in his hundreds of contributions to the repertory of the Ellington orchestra. From the moment ... More


BRAHMS, THE SCHUMANN CIRCLE, AND THE STYLE HONGROIS: CONTEXTS FOR THE “DOUBLE” CONCERTO, OP. 102

John Daverio

in Crossing Paths: Schubert, Schumann, and Brahms

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195132960
eISBN:
9780199867059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195132960.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter focuses on Brahms' Concerto in A minor for Violin, Cello, and Orchestra, Op. 102. It sketches a musical family tree for the “Double” Concerto — a network of models in which Robert ... More


THE COMPOSITION AND THE PRODUCTION OF THE OPERA SCORE

Beth L. Glixon and Jonathan E. Glixon

in Inventing the Business of Opera: The Impresario and His World in Seventeenth-Century Venice

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195154160
eISBN:
9780199868483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154160.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter discusses the composition of opera in mid-17th-century Venice and the production of the score. Nearly all opera composers also pursued other means of employment, but the significant fees ... More


James Reese Europe

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/9780195098228.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

David Mannes, concertmaster of Walter Damrosch's New York Symphony and Director of the city's Musical Settlement Houses, engaged James Reese Europe, charismatic conductor and composer, and his ... More


Variations for Winds, Strings, and Keyboards (1979)

Steve Reich

in Writings on Music 1965–2000: 1965-2000

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195151152
eISBN:
9780199850044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151152.003.0025
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter presents Reich's thoughts about Variations, which was completed in December 1979 and is approximately 25 minutes long. The work was performed in a chamber orchestral format at its world ... More


Three Movements (1986)

Steve Reich

in Writings on Music 1965–2000: 1965-2000

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195151152
eISBN:
9780199850044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151152.003.0034
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter presents Reich's thoughts about Three Movements. Three Movements for orchestra was commissioned by the St. Louis Symphony. It was begun late in the summer of 1985 and completed the ... More


The Four Sections (1987)

Steve Reich

in Writings on Music 1965–2000: 1965-2000

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195151152
eISBN:
9780199850044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151152.003.0038
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter presents Reich's thoughts about The Four Sections, which as commissioned by the San Francisco Symphony in honor of its seventy-fifth Anniversary. The title refers to the four sections of ... More


On the Size and Seating of an Orchestra (1990)

Steve Reich

in Writings on Music 1965–2000: 1965-2000

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195151152
eISBN:
9780199850044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151152.003.0044
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter presents Reich's thoughts on how the size and seating of an orchestra affects performance. By trial and error, he has come to the conclusion that when writing for orchestra, he generally ... More


The Composer in Wartime

David Manning

in Vaughan Williams on Music

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182392
eISBN:
9780199851485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.003.0017
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter discusses the composer during wartime. The war will affect the lives of those of generations to come. Is it then not worthwhile even for the most aloof artist to take some stock of the ... More


Carthusian Music in the Eighties

David Manning

in Vaughan Williams on Music

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182392
eISBN:
9780199851485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.003.0022
Subject:
Music, History, Western

By the eighties, at all events at Charterhouse, the arts, even the art of music, were mildly encouraged. There were in my time two presiding authorities over Carthusian music: Mr G. H. Robinson, the ... More


Ein Heldenleben

David Manning

in Vaughan Williams on Music

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182392
eISBN:
9780199851485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.003.0032
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Musical London will scarcely have recovered from its state of bewilderment over Richard Strauss's Ein Heldenleben before the second performance. The first impression is that Strauss's artistic ... More


Verdi: A Symposium

David Manning

in Vaughan Williams on Music

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182392
eISBN:
9780199851485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.003.0034
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Giuseppe Verdi wrote operas. He did not add music to plays full of superficial philosophy or bogus psychology. Verdi carried on his drama by means of lyric song. His orchestra, it is true, has a ... More


A Sea Symphony

David Manning

in Vaughan Williams on Music

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182392
eISBN:
9780199851485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.003.0079
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The first sketches for A Sea Symphony were made in 1903, and it was gradually worked out during the next seven years. It was first produced at the Leeds Festival in 1910, and has since been performed ... More


Sixth Symphony

David Manning

in Vaughan Williams on Music

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182392
eISBN:
9780199851485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.003.0087
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The Sixth Symphony was begun probably about 1944 and finished in 1947. It is scored for full orchestra including saxophone. There are four movements: Allegro, Moderato, Scherzo, and Epilogue. Each of ... More


Sinfonia Antartica

David Manning

in Vaughan Williams on Music

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182392
eISBN:
9780199851485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.003.0089
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The Sinfonia Antartica was suggested by the film Scott of the Antarctic, which was produced by Ealing Studios a few years ago. Some of the themes are derived from my incidental music to that film. ... More


Tuba Concerto

David Manning

in Vaughan Williams on Music

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182392
eISBN:
9780199851485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.003.0091
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The form of the Tuba Concerto is nearer to the form of Johann Sebastian Bach than to that of the Viennese School, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Ludwig van Beethoven, though the first and last ... More


Eighth Symphony

David Manning

in Vaughan Williams on Music

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182392
eISBN:
9780199851485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.003.0093
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The Eighth Symphony is scored for what is known as the “Schubert” orchestra: with the addition of a harp. Also there is a large supply of extra percussion, including all the “phones” and “spiels” ... More


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