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Aaron Jay Kernis

Aaron Jay Kernis

Leta E. Miller

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038532
eISBN:
9780252096440
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038532.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and the Grawemeyer Award, Aaron Jay Kernis achieved recognition as one of the leading composers of his generation while still in his thirties. Since then his ... More

The Accordion in the AmericasKlezmer, Polka, Tango, Zydeco, and More!

The Accordion in the Americas: Klezmer, Polka, Tango, Zydeco, and More!

Helena Simonett (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037207
eISBN:
9780252094323
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037207.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

An invention of the Industrial Revolution, the accordion provided the less affluent with an inexpensive, loud, portable, and durable “one-man-orchestra” capable of producing melody, harmony, and bass ... More

Alec Wilder

Alec Wilder

Philip Lambert

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037603
eISBN:
9780252094842
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037603.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

The music of Alec Wilder (1907–1980) blends several American musical traditions, such as jazz and the American popular song, with classical European forms and techniques. Stylish and accessible, ... More

Appalachian DanceCreativity and Continuity in Six Communities

Appalachian Dance: Creativity and Continuity in Six Communities

Susan Eike Spalding

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038549
eISBN:
9780252096457
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038549.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

This book employs twenty-five years' worth of rich interviews with black and white Virginians, Tennesseeans, and Kentuckians to explore the evolution and social uses of dance in each region. It ... More

Bach Perspectives, Volume 10Bach and the Organ

Bach Perspectives, Volume 10: Bach and the Organ

Matthew Dirst (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040191
eISBN:
9780252098413
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040191.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

A publication of the American Bach Society, this book pioneers new areas of research into the life, times, and music of the master composer. This volume is a collection of groundbreaking essays ... More

Bach Perspectives, Volume 9J. S. Bach and His German Contemporaries

Bach Perspectives, Volume 9: J. S. Bach and His German Contemporaries

Andrew Talle (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038136
eISBN:
9780252095399
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038136.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This addition to the Bach Perspectives series offers a counter-narrative to the isolated genius status that J. S. Bach and his music currently enjoy. The book contextualizes Bach by examining the ... More

The Beautiful Music All Around UsField Recordings and the American Experience

The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience

Stephen Wade

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036880
eISBN:
9780252094002
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036880.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book presents the rich backstories of thirteen performances captured on Library of Congress field recordings between 1934 and 1942 in locations reaching from Southern Appalachia to the ... More

Becoming BeautifulBallroom Dance in the American Heartland

Becoming Beautiful: Ballroom Dance in the American Heartland

Joanna Bosse

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039010
eISBN:
9780252096983
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039010.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

This book explores the transformations undergone by the residents of a Midwestern town when they step out on the dance floor for the very first time. The book uses sensitive fieldwork as well as the ... More

Blackness in Opera

Blackness in Opera

Naomi Andre, Karen M. Bryan, and Eric Saylor (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036781
eISBN:
9780252093890
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036781.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

This book critically examines the intersections of race and music in the multifaceted genre of opera. A diverse cross-section of scholars places well-known operas (Porgy and Bess, Aida, Treemonisha) ... More

Blue Rhythm FantasyBig Band Jazz Arranging in the Swing Era

Blue Rhythm Fantasy: Big Band Jazz Arranging in the Swing Era

John Wriggle

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040405
eISBN:
9780252098826
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040405.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Behind the iconic jazz orchestras, vocalists, and stage productions of the Swing Era lay the talents of popular music's unsung heroes: the arrangers. This book takes the reader behind the scenes of ... More

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