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Absolute MusicThe History of an Idea

Absolute Music: The History of an Idea

Mark Evan Bonds

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199343638
eISBN:
9780199373437
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199343638.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

What we think music is shapes how we hear it. This book traces the history of the idea of pure—“absolute”—music from Pythagoras to the present, with special emphasis on efforts to reconcile the ... More

Adaptive Strategies for Small-Handed Pianists

Adaptive Strategies for Small-Handed Pianists

Lora Deahl and Brenda Wristen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190616847
eISBN:
9780190616878
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190616847.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

Adaptive Strategies for Small-Handed Pianists brings together information from ergonomics, physics, biomechanics, anatomy, medicine, and piano pedagogy to focus on the subject of small-handedness. ... More

The African Imagination in Music

The African Imagination in Music

Kofi Agawu

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190263201
eISBN:
9780190263232
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190263201.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Conceived as an introduction to a vast, immensely rich and diverse set of repertories, this book explores the sounding forms of Sub-Saharan African music. Aimed at a general musical readership, it ... More

After the Golden AgeRomantic Pianism and Modern Performance

After the Golden Age: Romantic Pianism and Modern Performance

Kenneth Hamilton

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195178265
eISBN:
9780199870035
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178265.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This book dissects the oft-invoked myth of a romantic Golden Age of Pianism. It discusses the performance-style of great pianists from Liszt to Paderewski and Busoni, and delves into the ... More

After the RiteStravinsky's Path to Neoclassicism (1914-1925)

After the Rite: Stravinsky's Path to Neoclassicism (1914-1925)

Maureen A. Carr

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199742936
eISBN:
9780199367993
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199742936.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Theory, Analysis, Composition

After the Rite: Stravinsky’s Path to Neoclassicism (1914–25) traces the evolution of Stravinsky’s compositional process with excerpts from Rossignol, Three Pieces for String Quartet, Renard, Histoire ... More

Agnes de MilleTelling Stories in Broadway Dance

Agnes de Mille: Telling Stories in Broadway Dance

Kara Anne Gardner

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199733682
eISBN:
9780190246082
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733682.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, American

This book explores the Broadway legacy of choreographer Agnes de Mille, from the 1940s through the 1960s. Six musicals are discussed in depth—Oklahoma!, One Touch of Venus, Bloomer Girl, Carousel, ... More

Agustín LaraA Cultural Biography

Agustín Lara: A Cultural Biography

Andrew Grant Wood

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199892457
eISBN:
9780199345496
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892457.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Few Mexican musicians in the twentieth century achieved as much notoriety or had such an international impact as the popular singer and songwriter Agustín Lara (1897–1970). Widely known as “el flaco ... More

Alan Jay LernerA Lyricist's Letters

Alan Jay Lerner: A Lyricist's Letters

Dominic McHugh

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199949274
eISBN:
9780199394890
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199949274.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

Alan Jay Lerner was the lyricist of some of the most beloved musicals of all time, including My Fair Lady, Gigi, Brigadoon, and Camelot. Yet much of his work is less well known and his career has ... More

Albion's DanceBritish Ballet during the Second World War

Albion's Dance: British Ballet during the Second World War

Karen Eliot

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199347629
eISBN:
9780199347643
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199347629.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

Albion’s Dance was inspired by the author’s memory of her childhood ballet teacher who danced in Britain during World War Two. Dancers’ memoirs and the writings of dance critics are central resources ... More

All That JazzThe Life and Times of the Musical Chicago

All That Jazz: The Life and Times of the Musical Chicago

Ethan Mordden

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780190651794
eISBN:
9780190860929
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190651794.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

In 1975, the Broadway musical Chicago brought together a host of memes and myths, the gleefully subversive character of American musical comedy, the reckless glamor of the big-city newspaper, the mad ... More

Alla OsipenkoBeauty and Subversion in Soviet Ballet

Alla Osipenko: Beauty and Subversion in Soviet Ballet

Joel Lobenthal

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190253707
eISBN:
9780190253745
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190253707.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

Alla Osipenko is one of history’s greatest ballerinas, a courageous rebel who paid the price for speaking truth to the Soviet state. At Leningrad’s Kirov Ballet, Osipenko’s lines, shapes, and ... More

AmicoThe Life of Giovanni Battista Viotti

Amico: The Life of Giovanni Battista Viotti

Warwick Lister

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195372403
eISBN:
9780199870820
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372403.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book is a full-length biography in English of Giovanni Battista Viotti (1755–1824), one of the great violinist-composers in the history of music, and arguably the most influential violinist who ... More

Analytical and Cross-Cultural Studies in World Music

Analytical and Cross-Cultural Studies in World Music

Michael Tenzer and John Roeder (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195384581
eISBN:
9780199918331
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384581.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This collection of essays analyzes diverse musical creations with reference to the contexts in which the music is created and performed. The authors explain the music as sound in process, through ... More

Analytical Essays on Music by Women Composers: Concert Music from 1960-2000

Analytical Essays on Music by Women Composers: Concert Music from 1960-2000

Laurel Parsons and Brenda Ravenscroft (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190236861
eISBN:
9780190236892
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190236861.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This multiauthor collection, the first of an unprecedented four-volume series of analytical essays on music by women composers from Hildegard of Bingen to the twenty-first century, presents detailed ... More

Analytical Essays on Music by Women Composers: Secular & Sacred Music to 1900

Analytical Essays on Music by Women Composers: Secular & Sacred Music to 1900

Laurel Parsons and Brenda Ravenscroft (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190237028
eISBN:
9780190237059
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190237028.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This multi-author collection, the second to be published in an unprecedented four-volume series of analytical essays on music by women composers from the twelfth to the twenty-first centuries, ... More

Analytical Studies in World Music: Analytical Studies in World Music

Analytical Studies in World Music: Analytical Studies in World Music

Michael Tenzer (ed.)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195177893
eISBN:
9780199864843
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177893.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Combining the approaches of ethnomusicology and music theory, this book offers perspectives for thinking about how musical sounds are shaped, arranged, and composed by their diverse makers worldwide. ... More

Anxiety MutedAmerican Film Music in a Suburban Age

Anxiety Muted: American Film Music in a Suburban Age

Stanley C. Pelkey and Anthony Bushard (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199936151
eISBN:
9780190204662
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936151.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Familiar entertainment icons, stories, and signs from the 1950s and 1960s continue to resonate within contemporary American society and culture. Both the political Left and Right invoke the events ... More

Anything GoesA History of American Musical Theatre

Anything Goes: A History of American Musical Theatre

Ethan Mordden

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199892839
eISBN:
9780199367696
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892839.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This book looks at the musical, from The Beggar's Opera to Wicked. Looking at Star Comic and Sweetheart Heroine; the war between musical comedy and operetta; the rise of the sexy story in the 1920s; ... More

Arranging GershwinRhapsody in Blue and the Creation of an American Icon

Arranging Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue and the Creation of an American Icon

Ryan Bañagale

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199978373
eISBN:
9780190201418
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199978373.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

This book approaches George Gershwin’s iconic Rhapsody in Blue as an “arrangement”—a status it has held since its inception in 1924, yet one unconsidered until now. It shifts the emphasis away from a ... More

The Art of Grafted SongCitation and Allusion in the Age of Machaut

The Art of Grafted Song: Citation and Allusion in the Age of Machaut

Yolanda Plumley

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199915088
eISBN:
9780199369713
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199915088.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Fourteenth-century France witnessed the emergence of a new school of lyric, as the so-called formes fixes crystallized and the Ars nova revolutionized musical practice. Charting the emergence of this ... More

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