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Bartók's Viola Concerto: The Remarkable Story of His Swansong

Donald Maurice

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195156904
eISBN:
9780199868339
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156904.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

When Béla Bartók died in September of 1945, he left a partially completed viola concerto commissioned by the violist William Primrose. While no definitive version of the work exists, this concerto ... More


Nine. Schuman, Copland, Koussevitzky, and Bernstein

Steve Swayne

in Orpheus in Manhattan: William Schuman and the Shaping of America's Musical Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195388527
eISBN:
9780199894345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388527.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

Though Harris was Schuman's last major teacher, it was Aaron Copland who gave Schuman the biggest boost in his career, first by helping Schuman win the prize for the Second Symphony and then by ... More


The Ford Foundation, Matching Grants, and Endowment Building

Michael Sy Uy

in Ask the Experts: How Ford, Rockefeller, and the NEA Changed American Music

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197510445
eISBN:
9780197510476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197510445.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines the Ford Foundation’s predominantly economics- and finance-based expertise, and the way it sustained the country’s largest and most expensive performing arts institutions: ... More


Performances to “permanence”: Orchestra Building in Late Nineteenth-Century Cincinnati

Karen Ahlquist

in American Orchestras in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226769769
eISBN:
9780226769776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226769776.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

The “Queen City of the West” on the Ohio River established a series of orchestral organizations before the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO), each one's successes and failures marking a new ... More


Amateur and Professional, Permanent and Transient: Orchestras in the District of Columbia, 1877–1905

Patrick Warfield

in American Orchestras in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226769769
eISBN:
9780226769776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226769776.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American

The Georgetown Amateur Orchestra welcomed nonprofessional players, and the Washington Symphony Orchestra went through several brief incarnations. Programs from the mid-1880s showed a steady increase ... More


William Grant Still: A Study in Contradictions

Catherine Parsons Smith

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520215429
eISBN:
9780520921573
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520215429.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

During the 1930s and 1940s William Grant Still (1895–1978) was known as the “Dean of Afro-American Composers.” He worked as an arranger for early radio, on Broadway, and in Hollywood; major symphony ... More


“The National Negro March”

Reid Badger

in A Life in Ragtime: A Biography of James Reese Europe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195337969
eISBN:
9780199851553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337969.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American

Jim Europe changed the Clef Club Symphony Orchestra to “National Negro Symphony Orchestra” as a way of avoiding identification with either of the clubs while pointing in a positive way toward a ... 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


Bruno Walter: A World Elsewhere

Erik Ryding and Rebecca Pechefsky

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087130
eISBN:
9780300129274
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087130.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Bruno Walter, one of the greatest conductors in the twentieth century, lived a fascinating life in difficult times. This book starts by describing Walter's early years in Germany, where his successes ... More


Thirty-One. Bicentennial Fireworks

Steve Swayne

in Orpheus in Manhattan: William Schuman and the Shaping of America's Musical Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195388527
eISBN:
9780199894345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388527.003.0032
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

The National Symphony Orchestra, with Antal Doráti as music director, approached Schuman for a bicentennial commission. Though the scope of the works were necessarily smaller than those Schuman ... 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


Ninth 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/9780195182392.003.0094
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The Ninth Symphony was begun early in 1956, and was finished, so far as a composition is ever finished, in November 1957. It was written chiefly in London, but partly in Majorca and partly at ... More


“Proof through the Night”

Glenn Watkins

in Proof through the Night: Music and the Great War

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520231580
eISBN:
9780520927896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231580.003.0018
Subject:
Music, History, American

Of all the modes of public participation following the declaration of the Great War in the United States, it was the singing of the national anthem at civic events and in the concert hall that ... More


Boston after Koussevitzky: July 1951–July 1956

D. Kern Holoman

in Charles Munch

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199772704
eISBN:
9780190268220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199772704.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter describes the time when Charles Munch took over the repertoire of the musical hall of Tanglewood. It also considers his commitments to the Boston Symphony Orchestra during their European ... More


“The Clef Club March”

Reid Badger

in A Life in Ragtime: A Biography of James Reese Europe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195337969
eISBN:
9780199851553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337969.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

James Reese Europe was the leading figure in the formation of the Clef Club, and was elected its first president. There were considerable practical difficulties involved in attempting to organize a ... More


1905: Enter Walter Damrosch

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/9780195170160.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the career development of Georges Barrère in 1905. It was during this year that Barrère was invited by New York Symphony Orchestra's (NYSO) music director Walter Damrosch to ... More


Yankee Entrepreneur, 1912–15

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/9780195170160.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the career development of Georges Barrère during the period from 1912 to 1915. In the fall of 1912 when New York Symphony Orchestra's (NYSO) long-time concertmaster resigned, ... More


Orchestral connections in the cultures of decolonizationreflections on British, Caribbean and Indian contexts

Tina K. Ramnarine

in Global Perspectives on Orchestras: Collective Creativity and Social Agency

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780199352227
eISBN:
9780199352258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199352227.003.0018
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter examines orchestras in relation to the cultures of decolonization in Britain, the Caribbean and India. It adopts comparative, ethnographic and reflexive views of orchestras (symphony, ... More


Columbia Symphony Orchestra: Los Angeles, 1957–1962

Erik Ryding and Rebecca Pechefsky

in Bruno Walter: A World Elsewhere

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087130
eISBN:
9780300129274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087130.003.0017
Subject:
Music, History, Western

On March 7, 1957, Bruno Walter suffered a heart attack, forcing him to cancel his remaining performances for the year and to restrict his musical activities to concerts and recordings. He conducted ... More


Winning Boston: October 1949–June 1951

D. Kern Holoman

in Charles Munch

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199772704
eISBN:
9780190268220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199772704.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines Charles Munch's stay in Massachusetts. He went there to lead the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO). Because Munch was an old-blood ensemble virtuoso like his colleague Pierre ... More


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