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Absolute Music

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

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

After the Golden Age

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

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

Agustín Lara

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

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 Lerner

Alan Jay Lerner: A Lyricist's Letters

Dominic McHugh (ed.)

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

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

Amico

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

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

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 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

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

Anything Goes

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

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

The Art of Grafted Song

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

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

The Art of Performance

The Art of Performance

Heinrich Schenker

Heribert Esser (ed.)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195151510
eISBN:
9780199871582
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151510.001.0001

From early on, Heinrich Schenker was deeply interested in performance. There are many references to a planned publication on performance, there are finished segments and many miscellaneous related ... More

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