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Self-Portrait of Percy Grainger

Malcolm Gillies, David Pear, and Mark Carroll (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195305371
eISBN:
9780199863624
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305371.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In his later years Percy Grainger (1882-1961) penned over twenty personal sketches, intending them as the basis of an autobiography. This book draws a vivid portrait of the Australian–American ... More


Thelonious Monk’s Harmony, Rhythm, and Pianism

Evan Ziporyn and Michael Tenzer

in Analytical and Cross-Cultural Studies in World Music

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195384581
eISBN:
9780199918331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384581.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Like the practitioners of other great improvisational genres such as Hindustani raga, jazz masters establish their own musical voice within a known musical rhetoric. An icon of the genre, Thelonious ... More


Performer

Malcolm Gillies, David Pear, and Mark Carroll

in Self-Portrait of Percy Grainger

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195305371
eISBN:
9780199863624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305371.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter provides quotations that illustrate Grainger's 1926 tour around Australia and how this was a great year for him. Memories of this tour contrast strongly with those of much of the rest of ... More


Schnabel's Rationalism, Gould's Pragmatism

Arved Ashby

in Absolute Music, Mechanical Reproduction

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520264793
eISBN:
9780520945692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520264793.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter compares Artur Schnabel and Glenn Gould, especially in their differences in their keyboard address, showing that while Gould is usually criticized for emphasizing pianism over service to ... More


Chopin Among the Pianists in Paris

Sandra P. Rosenblum

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/9780691177755.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter demonstrates how, while in the French capital, Chopin immersed himself in the world of opera and developed friendships with numerous opera stars. The French grand opéra influenced his ... More


Four-Handed Monsters: Four-Hand Piano Playing and Nineteenth-Century Culture

Adrian Daub

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199981779
eISBN:
9780199370085
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199981779.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, History, American

The book provides the first in-depth study of four-hand piano playing as both a musical and a cultural phenomenon. It argues that through the newly emergent forms of dissemination that became ... More


Introduction

Michael Talbot

in The Musical Work: Reality or Invention?: Reality or Invention?

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238256
eISBN:
9781846313615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238256.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book contains the proceedings of a symposium, held at the University of Liverpool's Institute of Popular Music on September 21, 1998 to address musical work. It offers eleven different ... More


The Practice of Early-Nineteenth-Century Pianism

Jim Samson

in The Musical Work: Reality or Invention?: Reality or Invention?

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238256
eISBN:
9781846313615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238256.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines the pre-recital pianistic culture of the early nineteenth century, as represented by such figures as Frédéric Chopin and Franz Liszt. Pianism contains many features carrying ... More


Introduction

Adrian Daub

in Four-Handed Monsters: Four-Hand Piano Playing and Nineteenth-Century Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199981779
eISBN:
9780199370085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199981779.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, History, American

The introductory chapter gives an overview of the rapid rise and increasing ubiquity of the phenomenon of four-hand piano playing in the nineteenth century. In the waning days of the eighteenth ... More


Liszt

Katherine Kolb

in Berlioz on Music: Selected Criticism 1824-1837

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199391950
eISBN:
9780199391981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199391950.003.0039
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

Berlioz welcomes Liszt back from his long sojourn abroad with Marie d’Agoult, finding him transformed, improved, and matured both as pianist and as budding composer. His pianism is even greater than ... More


MacDowell the Pianist

E. Douglas Bomberger

in MacDowell

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199899296
eISBN:
9780190268343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199899296.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, American

In Boston, necessity forced MacDowell to rely on his piano skills to earn a living, and during the next several years he made his reputation as much by performing and teaching as by composing. This ... More


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