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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

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

Dreams of LovePlaying the Romantic Pianist

Dreams of Love: Playing the Romantic Pianist

Ivan Raykoff

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199892679
eISBN:
9780199369669
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892679.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, History, American

The Romantic pianist—the solo pianist who plays nineteenth-century piano music—has become an attractive figure in the popular imagination, considering the innumerable artworks, literary works, and ... More

Four-Handed MonstersFour-Hand Piano Playing and Nineteenth-Century Culture

Four-Handed Monsters: Four-Hand Piano Playing and Nineteenth-Century Culture

Adrian Daub

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199981779
eISBN:
9780199370085
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199981779.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, History, American

The book provides the first in-depth study of four-hand piano playing as both a musical and a cultural phenomenon. It argues that through the newly emergent forms of dissemination that became ... More

From Serra to SanchoMusic and Pageantry in the California Missions

From Serra to Sancho: Music and Pageantry in the California Missions

Craig H. Russell

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195343274
eISBN:
9780199867745
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343274.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, History, American

Music in the California missions was a pluralistic combination of voices and instruments, of liturgy and spectacle, of styles and functions—and even of cultures—in a new blend that was nonexistent ... More

Listening through the NoiseThe Aesthetics of Experimental Electronic Music

Listening through the Noise: The Aesthetics of Experimental Electronic Music

Joanna Demers

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195387650
eISBN:
9780199863594
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387650.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, History, American

Electronic music since 1980 has splintered into numerous genres and subgenres, communities and subcultures. Given the differences separating academic, popular, and avant-garde electronic musicians, ... More

Locating the Voice in FilmCritical Approaches and Global Practices

Locating the Voice in Film: Critical Approaches and Global Practices

Tom Whittaker and Sarah Wright (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190261122
eISBN:
9780190261153
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190261122.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

While previous studies on the voice have tended to focus on Hollywood film, this volume aims to extend the field to other cinemas from around the world, encompassing Latin America, Asia and Africa ... More

Making Music American1917 and the Transformation of Culture

Making Music American: 1917 and the Transformation of Culture

E. Douglas Bomberger

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190872311
eISBN:
9780190872342
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190872311.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

Nineteen seventeen, the year the United States entered World War I, was transformative for American musical culture. The European performers who had dominated classical concert stages for generations ... More

Orpheus in ManhattanWilliam Schuman and the Shaping of America's Musical Life

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

Steve Swayne

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195388527
eISBN:
9780199894345
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388527.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

The musical landscape of New York City and the United States of America would look quite different had it not been for William Schuman. This book, the first objective and comprehensive biography of ... More

Posthuman Rap

Posthuman Rap

Justin Adams Burton

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190235451
eISBN:
9780190235499
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190235451.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

Posthuman Rap listens for the ways contemporary rap maps an existence outside the traditional boundaries of what it means to be human. Contemporary humanity is shaped in neoliberal terms, where being ... More

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