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Triple Quartet (1999)

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/9780195151152.003.0063
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter presents Reich's thoughts about Triple Quartet. Triple Quartet exists in three versions: one for string quartet and pre-recorded tape, another for three string quartets (12 players), and ... More


Beethoven's Diabelli Variations

William Kinderman

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195342369
eISBN:
9780199851744
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342369.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The Thirty-three Variations on a Waltz by Diabelli, Op. 120, represent Beethoven's most extraordinary achievement in the art of variation-writing. In their originality and power of invention, they ... More


SCHUMANN AND SCHUBERT'S “IMMORTAL” PIANO TRIO IN E FLAT, D. 929

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/9780195132960.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter argues that Schumann's Piano Quartet in E flat is situated at a crossroads. On the one hand, it offers the listener a compelling — and strikingly original — synthesis of earlier models ... More


Eight Lines (1983)

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/9780195151152.003.0029
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter presents Reich's thoughts about Eight Lines. Eight Lines is exactly the same piece as Octet (1979) with the addition of a second string quartet. These additional four strings were added ... More


Different Trains (1988)

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/9780195151152.003.0041
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter presents Reich's thoughts about Different Trains. Different Trains for string quartet and tape begins a new way of composing that has its roots in his early taped speech pieces, It's ... More


Aaron Copland (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/9780195151152.003.0045
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter presents Reich's thoughts about Aaron Copland. He talks about listening to recordings of Copland's ballets as a teenager and the romance of America they conjured up. Later, at Cornell, ... More


Feldman (1997)

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/9780195151152.003.0060
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter presents Reich's thoughts about Morton Feldman, expressing his love and admiration for his music. Feldman was able to combine extremely chromatic harmony, soft dynamics, and generally ... More


Conclusion: Afterglow

Gage Averill

in Four Parts, No Waiting: A Social History of American Barbershop Harmony

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195116724
eISBN:
9780199849550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195116724.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Barbershop quartet singing played no small part in American culture and this has caused some historians to look at the barbershop music as a fusion of both black and white contributions and other ... More


Op. 20 (1772)

Floyd Grave and Margaret Grave

in The String Quartets of Joseph Haydn

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195173574
eISBN:
9780199872152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173574.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Initially published by La Chevardière in 1774, Op. 20 acquired the name “Sun” from a sunburst image on the title page of Hummel's 1779 edition. Despite resemblances to Opp. 9 and 17, the new quartets ... More


Op. 33 (1781) and Op.42([?1784‐] 1785)

Floyd Grave and Margaret Grave

in The String Quartets of Joseph Haydn

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195173574
eISBN:
9780199872152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173574.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Celebrating the terms of a redrawn employment contract that now allowed him to sell his music directly to subscribers and publishers, Haydn boasted that the quartets of Op. 33 exemplified “a new, ... More


Op. 50 (1787)

Floyd Grave and Margaret Grave

in The String Quartets of Joseph Haydn

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195173574
eISBN:
9780199872152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173574.003.0013
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Dedicated to Friedrich Wilhelm II and known as the “Prussian” quartets, these difficult works were clearly designed for connoisseurs. Their sale and early publication history involved complex, ... More


Op. 64 (1790)

Floyd Grave and Margaret Grave

in The String Quartets of Joseph Haydn

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195173574
eISBN:
9780199872152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173574.003.0015
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Johann Tost evidently negotiated the sale of Op. 64 to publishers in Paris (Sieber) and Vienna (Kozeluch's Magazin de Musique). The prevailing style, less extroverted than Op. 54/55, seems naturally ... More


John Lewis: Spontaneous Restraint

Williams Martin

in Jazz Changes

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195083491
eISBN:
9780199853205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195083491.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Popular

John Lewis was an American jazz pianist and composer most famous for being the musical director of the Modern Jazz Quartet. The Modern Jazz Quartet, in its quarter of a century history, had risen to ... More


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


Elgar, Introduction and Allegro for String Orchestra

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/9780195182392.003.0099
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This work is written for the unusual combination of solo string quartet and full-string orchestra. It is very characteristic of the composer, full of unmistakeable Elgarian melody, especially the big ... More


The MJQ in Europe

Williams Martin

in Jazz Changes

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195083491
eISBN:
9780199853205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195083491.003.0044
Subject:
Music, Popular

“European Concert” is a two-record set performed by the Modern Jazz Quartet in Sweden. The performance in general is very near to perfection. It is a like an anniversary set in that the Quartet was ... More


Boccherini's Body: An Essay in Carnal Musicology

Elisabeth Le Guin

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520240179
eISBN:
9780520930629
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240179.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This study of the works of Luigi Boccherini uses knowledge gleaned from the author's own playing of the cello as the keystone of her approach to the relationship between music and embodiment. In ... More


Make It Old: Inventing Englishness in Four Quartets

Genevieve Abravanel

in Americanizing Britain: The Rise of Modernism in the Age of the Entertainment Empire

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199754458
eISBN:
9780199933143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754458.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, World Literature

It is an irony of the interwar years that an American, T.S. Eliot, became the most influential tastemaker in England. More surprising than Eliot’s didactic ambitions, however, was the way that ... More


Creating the Jazz Solo: Louis Armstrong and Barbershop Harmony

Vic Hobson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496819772
eISBN:
9781496819826
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496819772.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Throughout his life, Louis Armstrong tried to explain how singing on the streets of New Orleans with a barbershop quartet was foundational to his musicianship. However, up to now, there has been no ... More


Los Romeros: Royal Family of the Spanish Guitar

Walter Aaron Clark

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780252041907
eISBN:
9780252050596
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041907.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Spanish émigré guitarist Celedonio Romero gave his American debut performance on a June evening in 1958. In the sixty years since, the Romero family—Celedonio, his wife Angelita, sons Celín, Pepe, ... More


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