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Know What is above You (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/9780195151152.003.0064
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter presents Reich's thoughts about Know What is Above You. The piece was written in a little over a week in April 1999. It was commissioned by WNYC in New York City for the early music ... More


A Sea 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/9780195182392.003.0079
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The first sketches for A Sea Symphony were made in 1903, and it was gradually worked out during the next seven years. It was first produced at the Leeds Festival in 1910, and has since been performed ... More


Around an American Muse

Steven Huebner

in French Opera at the Fin de Siecle

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195189544
eISBN:
9780199868476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189544.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter focuses on American soprano, Sibyl Sanderson. By the beginning of 1884 Massenet's pre-eminence on the French operatic stage was established. Manon drew well after its premiere on 19 ... More


Just What Is It That Makes Tony Soprano Such an Appealing, Attractive Murderer?

Murray Smith

in Ethics at the Cinema

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195320398
eISBN:
9780199869534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320398.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Tony Soprano is a vicious thug. And yet, he commands the loyalty, affection and sympathy of most viewers of The Sopranos. The case of Soprano gives rise to two philosophical questions. The first ... More


The Prima Donna as Opera Impresario: Emma Carelli and the Teatro Costanzi, 1911–26

Susan Rutherford

in The Arts of the Prima Donna in the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195365870
eISBN:
9780199932054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365870.003.0015
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

This chapter explores the unusual career of the Italian soprano Emma Carelli: a “superdiva” who in 1912 became Italy’s first female impresario of a major opera house, the Teatro Costanzi in Rome. ... 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


The Contemporary Television Series

Michael Hammond and Lucy Mazdon (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619009
eISBN:
9780748671168
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619009.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This study of the contemporary prime-time ‘quality’ serial television format gives an account of prominent programmes such as 24, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, ER, The Sopranos and The West Wing, and ... More


Vocal and Piano Music:: Early Songs, Giovanna d’Arco, Les soirées musicales, Péchés de vieillesse

Richard Osborne

in Rossini: His Life and Works

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195181296
eISBN:
9780199851416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181296.003.0040
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In addition to the Petite messe solennelle and a number of brief public pieces d’occasion, Gioachino Rossini composed, and later collected into 13 meticulously ordered volumes, the 150 songs and ... More


The Old Conservatoire: (“Le vieux Conservatoire”, Ecole buissonnière, Pierre Lafitte, 1913, 39–47)

Roger Nichols

in Camille Saint-Saëns: On Music and Musicians

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195320169
eISBN:
9780199852086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320169.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter describes the old Conservatoire in the rue Bergère which the author cherished dearly. He cherished its decrepitude, its total absence of modernism, and its air of olden times; he ... More


1909–1910 Enter Fairies—Their Flight and Fall

Michael Ainger

in Gilbert and Sullivan: A Dual Biography

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195147698
eISBN:
9780199849437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147698.003.0036
Subject:
Music, Popular

As work progressed on “Selene”—or, as it was eventually called, Fallen Fairies—William Gilbert and Edward German collaborated happily. Although German had misgivings about the piece, he was ... More


curtain call A Selection of the Characters in the Story and What Happened to Them Subsequently

Michael Ainger

in Gilbert and Sullivan: A Dual Biography

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195147698
eISBN:
9780199849437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147698.003.0038
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter comprises a selection of the characters in the story and what happened to them subsequently. Rutland Barrington had a stroke in January 1919 and was forced to retire from the stage. He ... More


The Late Chorales

Russell Stinson

in Bach: The Orgelbüchlein

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780193862142
eISBN:
9780199853106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780193862142.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The six Weimar include one melody chorale, three chorale canons, and two pieces that defy strict classification. They are distinguished from the early and middle chorales not only by a strong ... More


Distinctive product: three kinds of quality: The Sopranos, Shooting the Past, Shameless

Robin Nelson

in State of Play: Contemporary 'High-end' TV Drama

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719073106
eISBN:
9781781701119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719073106.003.0015
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter takes three very different examples of TV3 drama output and considers them in turn, first from the point of view of their textual features and then in respect of the bases on which they ... More


Violence and Therapy in The Sopranos

Jason Jacobs

in The Contemporary Television Series

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619009
eISBN:
9780748671168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619009.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

During its five seasons, the television series The Sopranos, which premiered in 1999 on HBO, has offered an emphatically realist account of organised crime in a fictional New Jersey mob family. Its ... More


Emotional Rescue: The Sopranos (HBO 1999–2007), ER (NBC 1994–) and State of Play (BBC1 2003)

Kristyn Gorton

in Media Audiences: Television, Meaning and Emotion

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624171
eISBN:
9780748670956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624171.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter employs textual analysis in order to focus on three examples of television programmes often referred to as 'quality' television drama: ER, The Sopranos, and State of Play. Concentrating ... More


Fugue in C Major: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1

Joseph Kerman

in The Art of Fugue: Bach Fugues for Keyboard, 1715-1750

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520243583
eISBN:
9780520941397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520243583.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The Well-Tempered Clavier is an exemplary collection of twice twenty-four preludes and fugues for keyboard, which exhibits unsurpassed contrapuntal virtuosity and also the seemingly infinite types, ... More


Woofy Baritones and Tinny Tenors

Richard Miller

in On the Art of Singing

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195098259
eISBN:
9780190268374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195098259.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter considers the baritone in relation to the tenor. A baritone presents himself in competition with one of the standard arias from the Operatic Anthology, emitting a cavernous, sepulchral ... More


Spectral Components of Five Cardinal Vowels in the Soprano Singing Voice Considered by Means of the Sequential Vowel Diagonal

Richard Miller

in On the Art of Singing

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195098259
eISBN:
9780190268374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195098259.003.0092
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter examines the spectral components of five cardinal vowels in the soprano singing voice using the sequential vowel diagonal. The objective is to illustrate the pedagogical relevance of the ... More


Auditory Masking

David Huron

in Voice Leading: The Science Behind a Musical Art

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034852
eISBN:
9780262335447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034852.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Auditory masking is described—the phenomenon by which sounds interfere with each other. A key concept is the notion of the critical band. Because masking reduces the effectiveness of the auditory ... More


Passing for Tan: Snooki and the Grotesque Reality of Ethnicity

Alisha Gaines

in Neo-Passing: Performing Identity after Jim Crow

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041587
eISBN:
9780252050244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041587.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter considers how Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, the star of MTV’s reality television show Jersey Shore crafted a bankable celebrity persona by “passing for tan.” Emboldened by postracial ... More


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