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You’ve Got to Be Carefully Rewritten: The Distillation of Racial Intolerance

Jim Lovensheimer

in South Pacific: Paradise Rewritten

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195377026
eISBN:
9780199864560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377026.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

After a preliminary discussion of race and World War II that draws from historian Micahel Bess’s work on the subject, this chapter demonstrates how Hammerstein repeatedly subdued South Pacific’s ... More


Sketching a New Tonality: A Preliminary Assessment of Steve Reich’s Sketches for Music for 18 Musicians in Telling the Story of This Work’s Approach to Tonality

Keith Potter

in Rethinking Reich

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190605285
eISBN:
9780190605315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190605285.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines some of the evidence to be found in the composer Steve Reich’s sketchbooks concerning how he conceived the tonal and harmonic organization of Music for 18 Musicians (1976) and ... More


Introduction

Benjamin R. Levy

in Metamorphosis in Music: The Compositions of György Ligeti in the 1950s and 1960s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780199381999
eISBN:
9780199382019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199381999.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Ligeti’s belief that “technique and imagination influence one another in a constant interchange” guided his development through the 1950s and 60s. The introduction explains the book’s methodology, ... More


Metamorphosis in Music: The Compositions of György Ligeti in the 1950s and 1960s

Benjamin R. Levy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780199381999
eISBN:
9780199382019
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199381999.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Theory, Analysis, Composition

In the 1950s and 1960s György Ligeti went through a remarkable transition from writing music in the style of Bartók to working at the cutting edge of the avant-garde. Through careful study of the ... More


Rethinking Reich

Sumanth Gopinath and Pwyll ap Siôn (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190605285
eISBN:
9780190605315
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190605285.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Although the composer Steve Reich (b. 1936) has been described as “the most original musical thinker of our time,” who has received innumerable accolades in a career spanning more than fifty years, ... More


Different Tracks: Narrative Sequence, Harmonic (Dis)continuity, and Structural Organization in Steve Reich’s Different Trains and The Cave

Maarten Beirens

in Rethinking Reich

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190605285
eISBN:
9780190605315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190605285.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines various ways in which Steve Reich set out to shape overall structure in his first two sample-based compositions, Different Trains (1988) and The Cave (1993). Drawing from ... More


Steve Reich’s Counterpoints and Computers: Rethinking the 1980s

Twila Bakker

in Rethinking Reich

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190605285
eISBN:
9780190605315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190605285.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter re-evaluates the role of Steve Reich’s 1980s Counterpoint series in the context of his reinvention as a venerated member of New York’s new music establishment. It aims to show how ... More


Italy, Atonally: Hans Werner Henze’s König Hirsch

Emily Richmond Pollock

in Opera After the Zero Hour: The Problem of Tradition and the Possibility of Renewal in Postwar West Germany

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190063733
eISBN:
9780190063740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190063733.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

In König Hirsch, Henze imagined operatic tradition primarily as an Italian inheritance consisting of vocal beauty, formal artificiality, and emotional expression. König Hirsch mediated Henze’s ... More


Improvisation, Two Variations on a Watermelon, and a New Timeline for Piano Phase

David Chapman

in Rethinking Reich

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190605285
eISBN:
9780190605315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190605285.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Steve Reich’s Piano Phase (1967) represents a pivotal moment in the composer’s creative practice. With this keyboard duet, the composer felt that he had successfully translated his phase-shifting ... More


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