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Adaptive Strategies for Small-Handed Pianists

Adaptive Strategies for Small-Handed Pianists

Lora Deahl and Brenda Wristen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190616847
eISBN:
9780190616878
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190616847.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

Adaptive Strategies for Small-Handed Pianists brings together information from ergonomics, physics, biomechanics, anatomy, medicine, and piano pedagogy to focus on the subject of small-handedness. ... 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

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

Beyond the CrossroadsThe Devil and the Blues Tradition

Beyond the Crossroads: The Devil and the Blues Tradition

Adam Gussow

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469633664
eISBN:
9781469633688
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633664.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book explores the role played by the devil figure within an evolving blues tradition. It pays particular attention to the lyrics of recorded blues songs, but it also seeks to tell a story about ... More

The Case of the Sexy JewessDance, Gender and Jewish Joke-work in US Pop Culture

The Case of the Sexy Jewess: Dance, Gender and Jewish Joke-work in US Pop Culture

Hannah Schwadron

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190624194
eISBN:
9780190624231
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190624194.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

This book documents the unorthodox case of the Sexy Jewess, a distinctive figure of twenty-first-century American Jewishness. Versions of her image proliferate in US popular culture among ... More

Charles Ives's ConcordEssays after a Sonata

Charles Ives's Concord: Essays after a Sonata

Kyle Gann

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780252040856
eISBN:
9780252099366
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040856.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

In January 1921, New York insurance company executive Charles Ives mailed self-published scores of a piano sonata he had written to 200 strangers. Unprecedentedly complex and modern beyond any music ... More

ChoreomaniaDance and Disorder

Choreomania: Dance and Disorder

Kélina Gotman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190840419
eISBN:
9780190840457
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190840419.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

This book traces the emergence and spread of the choreomania concept through colonial medical and ethnographic circles, showing how fantasies of instability—and of the Oriental other—haunted ... More

Distributed CreativityCollaboration and Improvisation in Contemporary Music

Distributed Creativity: Collaboration and Improvisation in Contemporary Music

Eric F. Clarke and Mark Doffman (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780199355914
eISBN:
9780199355945
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199355914.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

Creative practice in music takes place in a distributed and interactive manner embracing the activities of composers, performers and improvisers—despite the sharp division of labour between these ... More

English Pastoral MusicFrom Arcadia to Utopia, 1900-1955

English Pastoral Music: From Arcadia to Utopia, 1900-1955

Eric Saylor

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780252041099
eISBN:
9780252099656
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252041099.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book examines the nature and style of pastoralism, one of twentieth-century England’s most widespread and influential musical movements. Long dismissed as provincial, escapist, and reactionary, ... More

Experimentalisms in PracticeMusic Perspectives from Latin America

Experimentalisms in Practice: Music Perspectives from Latin America

Ana R. Alonso-Minutti, Eduardo Herrera, and Alejandro L. Madrid (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190842741
eISBN:
9780190842789
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190842741.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This book problematizes the notion of experimentalism as defined in conventional narratives about experimental musical practices. Contributors take a broad approach to a wide variety of Latin@ and ... More

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