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The Art of BecomingHow Group Improvisation Works

The Art of Becoming: How Group Improvisation Works

Raymond A. R. MacDonald and Graeme B. Wilson

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190840914
eISBN:
9780190840952
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190840914.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

With a focus on music, this book outlines what improvisation is and why it is an important creative and social activity. Drawing on the emerging psychological literature in this area, as well as ... More

The Beethoven SyndromeHearing Music as Autobiography

The Beethoven Syndrome: Hearing Music as Autobiography

Mark Evan Bonds

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190068479
eISBN:
9780190068509
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190068479.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The “Beethoven syndrome” is the inclination of listeners to hear music as the projection of a composer’s inner self. Beethoven’s music was a catalyst for this change, but only in retrospect, for it ... More

Choreography InvisibleThe Disappearing Work of Dance

Choreography Invisible: The Disappearing Work of Dance

Anna Pakes

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780199988211
eISBN:
9780190071448
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199988211.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

Focusing on Western theatre dance, Choreography Invisible explores the metaphysics of dances and choreographic works. It draws on a range of resources from analytic philosophy of art to develop the ... More

Georges AuricA Life in Music and Politics

Georges Auric: A Life in Music and Politics

Colin Roust

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190607777
eISBN:
9780190607807
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190607777.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Although Georges Auric (1899–1983) is best remembered today for his affiliation with the Groupe des Six, his musical career was long, productive, complex, and intimately attuned to the realities of ... More

Meter as Rhythm20th Anniversary Edition

Meter as Rhythm: 20th Anniversary Edition

Christopher Hasty

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190886912
eISBN:
9780197506561
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190886912.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Rhythm is often regarded as one of the most problematic and least understood aspects of music. Restricted to those attributes that are susceptible to calibration and measurement, rhythm is usually ... More

Nashville CatsRecord Production in Music City

Nashville Cats: Record Production in Music City

Travis D. Stimeling

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780197502815
eISBN:
9780197502846
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197502815.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

Nashville Cats: Record Production in Music City, 1945–1975 is the first history of record production during country music’s so-called Nashville Sound era. This period of country music history ... More

One Dead at the Paris Opera BalletLa Source 1866-2014

One Dead at the Paris Opera Ballet: La Source 1866-2014

Felicia McCarren

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190061814
eISBN:
9780190061852
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190061814.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

At its debut in 1866, La Source already had it all: dagger-wielding Muslims dominating veiled women, a magic flower in a green ecology, and a full-blown environmental crisis at the end. When the ... More

Pal JoeyThe History of a Heel

Pal Joey: The History of a Heel

Julianne Lindberg

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190051204
eISBN:
9780190051235
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190051204.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

The History of a Heel chronicles the genesis, influence, and significance of Rodgers and Hart’s classic musical comedy Pal Joey (1940). When Pal Joey opened at the Barrymore on Christmas day, 1940, ... More

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