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Such Freedom, If Only Musical: Unofficial Soviet Music during the Thaw

Peter J Schmelz

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195341935
eISBN:
9780199866854
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341935.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Drawing upon oral history, analysis, and a critical synthesis of secondary literature, this book examines the construction and reception of the “unofficial” music in the Soviet Union produced during ... More


Introduction

Peter J. Schmelz

in Such Freedom, If Only Musical: Unofficial Soviet Music during the Thaw

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195341935
eISBN:
9780199866854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341935.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter is the introduction to the book. It begins by comparing the Soviet music of the Thaw with the visual arts from the time, and specifically examples by artists Oscar Rabin and Francisco ... More


The Dam Bursts: The First and Second Conservatories

Peter J. Schmelz

in Such Freedom, If Only Musical: Unofficial Soviet Music during the Thaw

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195341935
eISBN:
9780199866854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341935.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The second chapter is about the musical development of the young Soviet composers in the Soviet conservatories of the 1950s and the nascent form of the “unofficial” music culture of the 1960s. It ... More


Andrey Volkonsky and the Beginnings of Unofficial Music

Peter J. Schmelz

in Such Freedom, If Only Musical: Unofficial Soviet Music during the Thaw

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195341935
eISBN:
9780199866854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341935.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter investigates Andrey Volkonsky's early controversial career and the compositional background and performance history of his three most influential serial works: Musica Stricta, Suite of ... More


From Young to Unofficial: Denisov's Sun of the Incas

Peter J. Schmelz

in Such Freedom, If Only Musical: Unofficial Soviet Music during the Thaw

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195341935
eISBN:
9780199866854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341935.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter focuses on Edison Denisov's early career. It begins, however, with a discussion of the official Soviet reception of Arvo Pärt's twelve‐tone Obituary and Nikolai Karetnikov's ... More


Conclusion: The Farewell Symphony

Peter J. Schmelz

in Such Freedom, If Only Musical: Unofficial Soviet Music during the Thaw

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195341935
eISBN:
9780199866854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341935.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter addresses the generational change and the gradual relaxation of restrictions that marked the end of the musical Thaw. It discusses Andrey Volkonsky's emigration from the Soviet Union in ... More


The Music

Eric Salzman and Thomas Desi

in The New Music Theater: Seeing the Voice, Hearing the Body

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195099362
eISBN:
9780199864737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099362.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter discusses the following subjects in a music theater context: Verismo to expressionism to musical modernism; the development of neoclassicism, presentational theater and the new chamber ... More


The Tabula (Not So) Rasa: La Monte Young’s Early Life and Early Works

Jeremy Grimshaw

in Draw a Straight Line and Follow It: The Music and Mysticism of La Monte Young

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199740208
eISBN:
9780199918713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740208.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter provides an account of the unlikely biographical and musical path Young travelled in his youth. It describes his sonic experiences growing up in rural southeastern Idaho, Utah, and ... More


Tonal hierarchies in atonal and non-Western tonal music

Carol L. Krumhansl

in Cognitive Foundations of Musical Pitch

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195148367
eISBN:
9780199893201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148367.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter considers two musical styles outside the Western tonal-harmonic tradition. One study examines the perception of pitch structures in materials drawn from two compositions in the style of ... More


The Sound of a Superpower: Musical Americanism and the Cold War

Emily Abrams Ansari

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190649692
eISBN:
9780190649722
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190649692.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Classical composers seeking to create an American sound enjoyed unprecedented success during the 1930s and 1940s. Aaron Copland, Roy Harris, Howard Hanson, and others brought national and ... More


Thinking In and About Music: Analytical Reflections on Milton Babbitt's Music and Thought

Zachary Bernstein

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780190949235
eISBN:
9780190949266
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190949235.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Milton Babbitt (1916–2011) was, at once, one of the century’s foremost composers and a founder of American music theory. These two aspects of his creative life—“thinking in” and “thinking about” ... More


YVES-MARIE PASQUET (b. 1947)Music (2013): Text by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Jane Manning

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

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780199390960
eISBN:
9780199391011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199390960.003.0055
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter looks at French composer Yves-Marie Pasquet’s Music (2013). This is an undeniably challenging but rewarding vehicle for a soprano and pianist of exceptional ability: three songs of ... More


Questionnaire (1989)

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/9780195151152.003.0043
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter presents Reich's thoughts about the composer and the concept of pure music, serialism, the function of today's music, technique and musical thinking, contemporary music and institutions, ... More


From the Serenade (1932) to The Chesapeake Bay Retriever (1936)

Howard Pollack

in Marc Blitzstein: His Life, His Work, His World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199791590
eISBN:
9780199949625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791590.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This chapter discusses Blitzstein’s work from these pivotal years, including his string quartet, Serenade, premiered at Yaddo; his choral-opera inspired by Sacco and Vanzetti, The Condemned; some ... More


IRVING FINE (1914–1962)Mutability (1952): Text by Irene Orgel

Jane Manning

in Vocal Repertoire for the Twenty-First Century, Volume 1: Works Written Before 2000

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780199391028
eISBN:
9780199391073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199391028.003.0028
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter describes Irving Fine’s Mutability. This cycle is distinctive and powerful, with striking musical and verbal images. The musical style can be described as neoclassical with elements of ... More


Postlude

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/9780190863739.003.0020
Subject:
Music, History, American

Barber was a brilliant internationally recognized American composer, whose early indoctrination in European intellectual and musical tradition was compatible with his lifelong creative motivations. ... More


Queerness, Eruption, Bursting: U.S. Musical Modernism at Midcentury

Nadine Hubbs

in The Queer Composition of America's Sound: Gay Modernists, American Music, and National Identity

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520241848
eISBN:
9780520937956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241848.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter traces a new history of midcentury musical modernism in the U.S. It suggests that political and cultural factors influenced compositional style and regime shifts. It highlights the ... More


Serialism: Composer as Theorist

Arthur Berger

in Reflections of an American Composer

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520232518
eISBN:
9780520928213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520232518.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

The chapter discusses the neoclassical style of composition which was a discipline of rigorous intellectual caliber such as serialism, that has made theorists out of some composers. Serial composers ... More


Introduction

Thomas Siwe

in Artful Noise: Percussion Literature in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780252043130
eISBN:
9780252052019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043130.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

During the 1900s, many well-known composers produced significant works for percussion instruments alone within the genres that appeared throughout the century, for example, serialism, indeterminacy, ... More


Situatie: Without Orientation in New Babylon

Robert Adlington

in Composing Dissent: Avant-garde Music in 1960s Amsterdam

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199981014
eISBN:
9780199346202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199981014.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

At the start of the sixties, a new wave of creative protest movements emerged on the streets of Amsterdam, posing profound challenges for young musicians whose training and aesthetic proclivities ... More


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