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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

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

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

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 Atonal Music of Arnold Schoenberg 1908–1923

The Atonal Music of Arnold Schoenberg 1908–1923

Bryan R. Simms

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195128260
eISBN:
9780199848843
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195128260.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

In the years from 1908 to 1923, Arnold Schoenberg developed a compositional strategy that moved beyond the accepted concepts and practices of Western tonality. Pieces from this period such as Pierrot ... More

Austin City LimitsA History

Austin City Limits: A History

Tracey E. W. Laird

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199812417
eISBN:
9780199394319
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812417.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Austin City Limits comprises nearly four decades of changes in civic identity, media, and in potential ways people experience musical meaning. This book acts as a prism pulling together the singular ... More

The Ballad of John LatoucheAn American Lyricist's Life and Work

The Ballad of John Latouche: An American Lyricist's Life and Work

Howard Pollack

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190458294
eISBN:
9780190458324
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190458294.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Born into a poor Virginian family, John Treville Latouche (1914–1956), in his short life, made a profound mark on America’s musical theater as a lyricist and librettist. The wit and skill of his ... More

BebopThe Music and Its Players

Bebop: The Music and Its Players

Thomas Owens

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195106510
eISBN:
9780199853182
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195106510.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Created in the jazz clubs of New York City, and initially treated by most musicians and audiences as radical, chaotic, and bewildering, bebop has become, this book states, “the lingua franca of jazz, ... More

Bernstein Meets BroadwayCollaborative Art in a Time of War

Bernstein Meets Broadway: Collaborative Art in a Time of War

Carol Oja

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199862092
eISBN:
9780199379989
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199862092.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American, Dance

This book constructs a wide-ranging cultural history to explore the earliest stage works of Leonard Bernstein, written during World War II: the Broadway musical On the Town, the ballet Fancy Free, ... More

Body KnowledgePerformance, Intermediality, and American Entertainment at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

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

Brian Eno's Ambient 1: Music for Airports

Brian Eno's Ambient 1: Music for Airports

John T. Lysaker

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190497293
eISBN:
9780190497330
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190497293.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This study situates Eno’s ambient masterpiece, Music For Airports, within various avant-garde trends in order to underscore its multiple dimensions. In the manner of Satie, it aims to tint living ... More

Bright Star of the WestJoe Heaney, Irish Song Man

Bright Star of the West: Joe Heaney, Irish Song Man

Sean Williams and Lillis Ó Laoire

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195321180
eISBN:
9780199893713
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195321180.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, American

This book explores the life and performance practices of the Irish sean-nós singer Joe Heaney (1919–1984). Born in Connemara, Ireland, as an autonomous state was about to be created, Heaney grew up ... More

Broadway to Main StreetHow Show Tunes Enchanted America

Broadway to Main Street: How Show Tunes Enchanted America

Laurence Maslon

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780199832538
eISBN:
9780190620424
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199832538.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

The crossroads where the music of Broadway met popular culture was an expansive and pervasive juncture throughout most of the twentieth century and continues to influence the cultural discourse of ... More

Cajun BreakdownThe Emergence of an American Made Music

Cajun Breakdown: The Emergence of an American Made Music

Ryan André Brasseaux

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195343069
eISBN:
9780199866977
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343069.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book examines Cajun music’s social and cultural evolution through 1950. Since the ethnic group’s inception, the Cajun community constantly adapted and incorporated select elements ... More

Carter

Carter

David Schiff

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190259150
eISBN:
9780190259181
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190259150.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This book surveys the life and work of the great American composer Elliott Carter (1908–2012). It examines his formative, and often ambivalent, engagements with Charles Ives and other ... More

Changed for GoodA Feminist History of the Broadway Musical

Changed for Good: A Feminist History of the Broadway Musical

Stacy Wolf

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195378238
eISBN:
9780199897018
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378238.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This book demonstrates how the history of the Broadway musical is inseparable from the history of U.S. women, and argues that this mainstream, commercial form has been dominated by women onstage as ... More

Chicago JazzA Cultural History, 1904-1930

Chicago Jazz: A Cultural History, 1904-1930

William Howland Kenney

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195092608
eISBN:
9780199853168
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195092608.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book offers a wide-ranging look at jazz in the Windy City, revealing how Chicago became the major centre for jazz in the 1920s, one of the most vital periods in the history of the music. It ... More

Clifford BrownThe Life and Art of the Legendary Jazz Trumpeter

Clifford Brown: The Life and Art of the Legendary Jazz Trumpeter

Nick Catalano

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195144000
eISBN:
9780199849017
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195144000.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Although he died in a tragic car accident at the age of twenty-five, Clifford Brown is widely considered one of the most important figures in the history of jazz, a trumpet player who ranks with ... More

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