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Stravinsky and Us

Richard Taruskin

in The Danger of Music and Other Anti-Utopian Essays

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249776
eISBN:
9780520942790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249776.003.0041
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter presents Igor Stravinsky's ideas, which have been so influential that one could say that twentieth-century European and Euro-American musical culture has been created in the image of ... More


A Subtle and Exquisite Spirit: Maud MacCarthy and Indian Music in Britain

Nalini Ghuman

in Resonances of the Raj: India in the English Musical Imagination,1897-1947

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199314898
eISBN:
9780199372959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199314898.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Prior to the early twentieth century Indian music had remained, other than the object of a few theoretical studies, little-known in Britain. This chapter examines Maud MacCarthy’s role as a pioneer ... More


Crossings of Experimental Music and Greek Tragedy

Christian Wolff

in Ancient Drama in Music for the Modern Stage

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199558551
eISBN:
9780191808432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199558551.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The intersections of twentieth-century music with ancient Greek tragedy are many and various, reflecting the exceptional stylistic and ideological heterogeneity of twentieth-century culture. This ... More


The Doctor Faustus Dossier: Arnold Schoenberg, Thomas Mann, and Their Contemporaries, 1930-1951

E. Randol Schoenberg (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520296824
eISBN:
9780520969155
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520296824.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Arnold Schoenberg and Thomas Mann, two towering figures of twentieth-century music and literature, both found refuge in the German-exile community in Los Angeles during the Nazi era. This complete ... More


Summary and Assessment

Henry Martin

in Charlie Parker, Composer

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190923389
eISBN:
9780190923419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190923389.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, American, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Chapter 10 pulls together information from the analytical chapters and provides a summary via a series of tables. These tables include the Parker contrafacts based on “Honeysuckle Rose” and rhythm ... More


Poulenc: A Biography

Roger Nichols

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300226508
eISBN:
9780300252552
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300226508.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

Francis Poulenc is a key figure in twentieth-century classical music, as well as an unorthodox and striking individual. This book draws upon Poulenc's music and other primary sources to write an ... More


Nadia Boulanger and Her World

Jeanice Brooks (ed.)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226750682
eISBN:
9780226750859
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226750859.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Nadia Boulanger (1887-1979) was among the most iconic figures in twentieth-century music. Composer, performer, conductor, impresario, and pedagogue, she disseminated her ideas in a variety of media ... More


Hava Nagila? Decentering the Eastern European Soundscape

Assaf Shelleg

in Jewish Contiguities and the Soundtrack of Israeli History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199354948
eISBN:
9780199354962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199354948.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, Western

Chapter 1 discusses music by and about Jews in early twentieth-century Europe, and the ways that Jews have grappled with the musical stereotypes that spelled their “otherness.” While persistently ... More


The Selected Correspondence of Aaron Copland

Aaron Copland

Elizabeth B. Crist and Wayne Shirley (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300111217
eISBN:
9780300133479
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300111217.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book is devoted to the correspondence of composer Aaron Copland, covering his life from age eight to eighty-seven. The chronologically arranged collection includes letters to many significant ... More


Theological Stains: Art Music and the Zionist Project

Assaf Shelleg

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780197504642
eISBN:
9780197504673
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197504642.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Theological Stains traces the growth of art music in Israel from the mid-twentieth century to the turn of the twenty-first. In a riveting and provocative account, Assaf Shelleg explores the ... More


Body Knowledge: Performance, Intermediality, and American Entertainment at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

Mary Simonson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199898015
eISBN:
9780199369683
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199898015.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, American

In the early twentieth century, female performers regularly appeared on the stages and screens of American cities. Though advertised as dancers, mimics, singers, or actresses, they often exceeded ... More


“Monsieur Prokofieff”: Prokofiev in the French Context

Marina Frolova-Walker

in Rethinking Prokofiev

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190670764
eISBN:
9780190670801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190670764.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Composers’ national identities, as we perceive them, tend to act as a constraint on the type of questions we ask about them. Prokofiev research is a clear example of this, since it has been focused ... More


Non-biblical Tonalities: Biblocentrism in Modern Hebrew Culture and Its Operatic Undoing

Assaf Shelleg

in Theological Stains: Art Music and the Zionist Project

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780197504642
eISBN:
9780197504673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197504642.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Chapter 1 revolves around Josef Tal’s 1955 opera Saul at Ein-Dor, whose libretto is word-for-word the narrative given in 1 Samuel 28. Through this opera the chapter examines the actualization of the ... More


Thomas Adès in Five Essays

Drew Massey

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780199374960
eISBN:
9780197540398
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199374960.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

The British composer, conductor, and pianist Thomas Adès (b. 1971) has achieved a level of recognition and celebrity within the concert world shared by very few living musicians today, and his ... More


Jewish Contiguities and the Soundtrack of Israeli History

Assaf Shelleg

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199354948
eISBN:
9780199354962
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199354948.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, Western

Jewish Contiguities and the Soundtrack of Israeli History revolutionizes the study of modern Israeli art music by tracking the surprising itineraries of Jewish art music in the move from Europe to ... More


Introduction: Jewish Contiguities: Translocated Pasts Facing the Levant

Assaf Shelleg

in Jewish Contiguities and the Soundtrack of Israeli History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199354948
eISBN:
9780199354962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199354948.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, Western

Unfolding the dialectical processes that connect the three central chapters of the book—from modern Jewish art music in Europe through its migration to Mandatory Palestine and to the post-statehood ... More


A Letter from Professor Nadia Boulanger: Przeglaąd Kulturalny vol. 10 (1956), issue no. 46

in Nadia Boulanger and Her World

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226750682
eISBN:
9780226750859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226750859.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Written following Boulanger’s visit to the first Warsaw Autumn Festival of Contemporary Music in 1956, this letter was likely intended for publication. It describes Boulanger’s enthusiasm for the ... More


Charles Munch

D. Kern Holoman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199772704
eISBN:
9780190268220
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199772704.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

A mesmerizing figure in concert, Charles Munch was celebrated for his electrifying public performances. He was a pioneer in many arenas of classical music—establishing Berlioz in the canon, ... More


Introduction: Stains?

Assaf Shelleg

in Theological Stains: Art Music and the Zionist Project

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780197504642
eISBN:
9780197504673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197504642.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The introduction lays out both the key variables of the entire book and the overlapping themes that stem from them—the nationalization of the theological in Hebrew culture, secularism, Zionist ... More


Reminded by the Instruments: David Tudor's Music

You Nakai

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780190686765
eISBN:
9780190686796
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190686765.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

David Tudor (1926–1996) is remembered today in two guises: as an extraordinary pianist of postwar avant-garde music who worked closely with composers like John Cage and Karlheinz Stockhausen, ... More


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