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Absolute MusicThe History of an Idea

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
Subject:
Music, History, Western

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

Absolute Music, Mechanical Reproduction

Absolute Music, Mechanical Reproduction

Arved Ashby

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520264793
eISBN:
9780520945692
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520264793.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

Recordings are now the primary way we hear classical music, especially the more abstract styles of “absolute” instrumental music. This book argues that recording technology has transformed our ... More

The African Imagination in Music

The African Imagination in Music

Kofi Agawu

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190263201
eISBN:
9780190263232
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190263201.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Conceived as an introduction to a vast, immensely rich and diverse set of repertories, this book explores the sounding forms of Sub-Saharan African music. Aimed at a general musical readership, it ... More

After the Golden AgeRomantic Pianism and Modern Performance

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
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

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

After the RiteStravinsky's Path to Neoclassicism (1914-1925)

After the Rite: Stravinsky's Path to Neoclassicism (1914-1925)

Maureen A. Carr

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199742936
eISBN:
9780199367993
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199742936.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Theory, Analysis, Composition

After the Rite: Stravinsky’s Path to Neoclassicism (1914–25) traces the evolution of Stravinsky’s compositional process with excerpts from Rossignol, Three Pieces for String Quartet, Renard, Histoire ... More

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

Agustín LaraA Cultural Biography

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
Subject:
Music, History, Western

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 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

Albion's DanceBritish Ballet during the Second World War

Albion's Dance: British Ballet during the Second World War

Karen Eliot

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199347629
eISBN:
9780199347643
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199347629.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

Albion’s Dance was inspired by the author’s memory of her childhood ballet teacher who danced in Britain during World War Two. Dancers’ memoirs and the writings of dance critics are central resources ... More

Alla OsipenkoBeauty and Subversion in Soviet Ballet

Alla Osipenko: Beauty and Subversion in Soviet Ballet

Joel Lobenthal

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190253707
eISBN:
9780190253745
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190253707.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

Alla Osipenko is one of history’s greatest ballerinas, a courageous rebel who paid the price for speaking truth to the Soviet state. At Leningrad’s Kirov Ballet, Osipenko’s lines, shapes, and ... More

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