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From Paris to Peoria: How European Piano Virtuosos Brought Classical Music to the American Heartland

R. Allen Lott

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195148831
eISBN:
9780199869695
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148831.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The American tours of five visiting virtuoso pianists — Leopold de Meyer (1845-7), Henri Herz (1846-50), Sigismund Thalberg (1856-8), Anton Rubinstein (1872-3), and Hans von Bülow (1875-6) — are ... More


 Creating the Solo Recital

Kenneth Hamilton

in After the Golden Age: Romantic Pianism and Modern Performance

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195178265
eISBN:
9780199870035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178265.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter traces the development of the piano recital from the variety concerts of the early 19th-century to the present day, along with the associated repertoire and programme planning. Many ... More


POSTLUDE

R. Allen Lott

in From Paris to Peoria: How European Piano Virtuosos Brought Classical Music to the American Heartland

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195148831
eISBN:
9780199869695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148831.003.0020
Subject:
Music, History, Western

By the closing decades of the 19th century, the solo piano recital containing a survey of historical repertoire had won full acceptance, reflecting the increased view of music as edification rather ... More


Bach, St Matthew Passion

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/9780195182392.003.0097
Subject:
Music, History, Western

It may seem to some a hopeless task to present Johann Sebastian Bach's “St Matthew Passion” in a London concert room, because if one listens to it as a concert piece one shall entirely mistake its ... More


Radio Rhythm Club: Race, Authenticity, and the British Swing Boom

Christina L. Baade

in Victory through Harmony: The BBC and Popular Music in World War II

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195372014
eISBN:
9780199918287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372014.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Popular

Chapter 5 focuses on the program Radio Rhythm Club (RRC) and its participation in discourses surrounding race and authenticity in jazz, as well as its role in popularizing swing in Britain. First ... More


Boys and Girls Together (1970–90)

Salvatore Basile

in Fifth Avenue Famous: The Extraordinary Story of Music at St. Patrick's Cathedral

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823231874
eISBN:
9780823234929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823231874.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

John Grady would tell friends that he had always dreamed of having one job—music director of St. Patrick's Cathedral. Whether or not that was strictly true, most of his ... More


Leo Ornstein: “Wild Man” of the 1910s

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/9780195058499.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

The decade between 1910 and 1920 was the mysterious Paleolithic period of modernist music in America. In the middle of a hazy, emergent scene, a charismatic keyboard virtuoso and composer named Leo ... More


Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler: The Life and Times of a Piano Virtuoso

Beth Abelson Macleod

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039348
eISBN:
9780252097393
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039348.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

One of the foremost piano virtuosi of her time, Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler reliably filled Carnegie Hall. As a “new woman,” she simultaneously embraced family life and forged an independent career ... More


“Singer for the Million”: Henry Russell, Popular Song, and the Solo Recital

Susan Rutherford

in London Voices, 1820-1840: Vocal Performers, Practices, Histories

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226670188
eISBN:
9780226670218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226670218.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The conflict between ideas of authenticity and commercialism features heavily in current discourses on contemporary popular music, but similar tensions can be identified much earlier. This chapter ... More


Vocal Repertoire for the Twenty-First Century, Volume 2: Works Written From 2000 Onwards

Jane Manning

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780199390960
eISBN:
9780199391011
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199390960.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

In this new follow-up to her highly regarded New Vocal Repertory, volumes 1 and 2, English concert and opera soprano Jane Manning provides a seasoned expert’s guidance and insight into the vocal ... More


Master Singers: Advice from the Stage

Donald George and Lucy Mauro

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199324170
eISBN:
9780199397280
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199324170.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

This book contains the results of interviews with twenty-one of today’s top international opera singers. With questions centered on what must be done to perform on the major stages of the world, the ... More


“The Casals of the Flute,” 1926–28

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/9780195170160.003.0016
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the developments in the career of Georges Barrère during the period from 1926 to 1928. In October 1926, Barrère gave two flute recitals in Cleveland, Ohio and in December he ... More


“I Heard the Great Barrère,” 1931–36

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/9780195170160.003.0018
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the developments in the career of Georges Barrère during the period from 1931 to 1936. In February 1931, Barrère took oath to become an American citizen. Though 1931 was ... More


Organ Music

Malcolm Boyd

in Bach

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195307719
eISBN:
9780199850785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307719.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the organ music of Johann Sebastian Bach. Most of the organ music that can be heard today originated during Bach's Weimar years and was no doubt connected in some way to his ... More


Tradition Transformed: “The Night's Music” and the Pastoral Roots of a Modern Style

David E. Schneider

in Bartók, Hungary, and the Renewal of Tradition: Case Studies in the Intersection of Modernity and Nationality

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520245037
eISBN:
9780520932050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245037.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter focuses on “The Night's Music”, the fourth movement in Béla Bartók's December 1926 piano recital. It suggests that the acceptance of this work even among the conservative Hungarian ... More


Early Recordings of Jewish Music in Poland

Michael Aylward

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 16: Focusing on Jewish Popular Culture and Its Afterlife

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774730
eISBN:
9781800340732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774730.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines a discography of commercial recordings of Jewish music made in Europe on cylinders and shellac records. The range of musical genres covered by the discography is wide, but may ... More


On the Recital and Concert Stage

Donald George and Lucy Mauro

in Master Singers: Advice from the Stage

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199324170
eISBN:
9780199397280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199324170.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter focuses on the different demands of the recital and concert stages. Questions on working with a pianist, planning a recital, and performing for HD global broadcasts or TV are included.


Ezra Pound as Noh Student

Carrie J. Preston

in Learning to Kneel: Noh, Modernism, and Journeys in Teaching

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231166508
eISBN:
9780231541541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166508.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The first chapter uses the famous play, Hagoromo (The Feather Mantle), to explore noh dramaturgy and performance technique. Pound received a version of Hagoromo along with other draft translations of ... More


‘The time to rove has come’: 1919–1925

David Cooper

in Béla Bartók

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300148770
eISBN:
9780300213072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300148770.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines Béla Bartók's musical activities during the years 1919–1925. In the turmoil following the Aster Revolution in Hungary, Ernő Dohnányi was appointed as director of the Academy of ... More


‘The forest rustles, the fields rustle’: 1925–1928

David Cooper

in Béla Bartók

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300148770
eISBN:
9780300213072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300148770.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter discusses Béla Bartók's concerts and other musical activities during the years 1925–1928. In October 1925 Bartók embarked on a brief concert tour of Holland in collaboration with Zoltán ... More


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