The American Popular Ballad of the Golden Era, 1924-1950

Author: Allen Forte,Mr Allen Forte
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691043999
Category: Music
Page: 366
View: 5486
In this pathbreaking book, Allen Forte uses modern analytical procedures to explore the large repertoire of beautiful love songs written during the heyday of American musical theater, the Big Bands, and Tin Pan Alley. Covering the work of such songwriters as Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Richard Rodgers, and Harold Arlen, he seeks to illuminate this extraordinary music indigenous to America by revealing its deeper organizational characteristics. In so doing, he aims to establish it as a unique corpus of music that deserves more intensive study and appreciation by scholars and connoisseurs in the broader fields of American popular music and jazz. Expressing much of the traditional tonality associated with European music in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the love songs of the Golden Age are shown to draw on a rich variety of elements--popular harmony, idiomatic lyric-writing, and Afro-American dance rhythms. His analyses of such songs as "Embraceable You" or "Yesterdays" in particular exemplify his ability to convey the sublime, unpretentious simplicity of this great music.

The Cambridge History of American Music

Author: David Nicholls
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521454292
Category: Music
Page: 637
View: 7376
A definitive history of music in the United States, written by a team of scholars and first published in 1998.

Saying It With Songs

Popular Music and the Coming of Sound to Hollywood Cinema
Author: Katherine Spring
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199842221
Category: Music
Page: 229
View: 5013
Saying It With Songs is a groundbreaking study of the ways in which Hollywood's conversion to synchronized-sound filmmaking in the late 1920s gave rise not only to enduring partnerships between the film and popular music industries, but also to a rich and exciting period of song use in American cinema.

Funny, It Doesn't Sound Jewish

Comparative Studies of Domestic Labor and Self-Employment
Author: Jack Gottlieb
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791485021
Category: Music
Page: 328
View: 2297
Documents the influence of Jewish music on American popular song.

The Cambridge Companion to the Musical

Author: William A. Everett,Paul R. Laird
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107495229
Category: Music
Page: 428
View: 2343
Tracing the development of the musical on both Broadway and in London's West End, this updated Companion continues to provide a broad and thorough overview of one of the liveliest and most popular forms of musical performance. Ordered chronologically, essays cover from the American musical of the nineteenth century through to the most recent productions, and the book also includes key information on singers, audience, critical reception, and traditions. All of the chapters from the first edition remain – several in substantially updated forms – and five completely new chapters have been added, covering: ethnic musicals in the United States; the European musical; Broadway musicals in revival and on television; the most recent shows; and a case study of the creation of the popular show Wicked based on interviews with its creators. The Companion also includes an extensive bibliography and photographs from key productions.

How Sondheim Found His Sound

Author: Steve Swayne
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472032297
Category: Music
Page: 315
View: 9031
“Steve Swayne’s How Sondheim Found His Sound is a fascinating treatment and remarkable analysis of America’s greatest playwright in song. His marvelous text goes a long way toward placing Stephen Sondheim among the towering artists of the late twentieth century!” —Cornel West, Princeton University “Sondheim’s career and music have never been so skillfully dissected, examined, and put in context. With its focus on his work as composer, this book is surprising and welcome.” —Theodore S. Chapin, President and Executive Director, The Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization “. . . an intriguing ‘biography’ of the songwriter’s style. . . . Swayne is to be congratulated for taking the study of this unique composer/lyricist into hitherto unnavigated waters.” —Stage Directions “The research is voluminous, as are the artistry and perceptiveness. Swayne has lived richly within the world of Sondheim’s music.” —Richard Crawford, author of America’s Musical Life: A History “Amid the ever-more-crowded bookshelf of writings on Sondheim, Swayne’s analysis of Sondheim’s development as a composer stands up as a unique and worthy study. . . . For the Sondheim aficionados, there are new ideas and new information, and for others, Swayne’s How Sondheim Found His Sound will provide an intriguing introduction into the mind of arguably the greatest and most influential living Broadway composer.” — “What a fascinating book, full of insights large and small. An impressive analysis and summary of Sondheim’s many sources of inspiration. All fans of the composer and lovers of Broadway in general will treasure and frequently refer to Swayne’s work.” —Tom Riis, Joseph Negler Professor of Musicology and Director of the American Music Research Center, University of Colorado Stephen Sondheim has made it clear that he considers himself a “playwright in song.” How he arrived at this unique appellation is the subject of How Sondheim Found His Sound—an absorbing study of the multitudinous influences on Sondheim’s work. Taking Sondheim’s own comments and music as a starting point, author Steve Swayne offers a biography of the artist’s style, pulling aside the curtain on Sondheim’s creative universe to reveal the many influences—from classical music to theater to film—that have established Sondheim as one of the greatest dramatic composers of the twentieth century.

Irving Berlin's American Musical Theater

Author: Jeffrey Magee
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199911630
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 408
View: 855
From patriotic "God Bless America" to wistful "White Christmas," Irving Berlin's songs have long accompanied Americans as they fall in love, go to war, and come home for the holidays. Irving Berlin's American Musical Theater is the first book to fully consider this songwriter's immeasurable influence on the American stage. Award-winning music historian Jeffrey Magee chronicles Berlin's legendary theatrical career, providing a rich background to some of the great composer's most enduring songs, from "There's No Business Like Show Business" to "Puttin' on the Ritz." Magee shows how Berlin's early experience singing for pennies made an impression on the young man, who kept hold of that sensibility throughout his career and transformed it into one of the defining attributes of Broadway shows. Magee also looks at darker aspects of Berlin's life, examining the anti-Semitism that Berlin faced and his struggle with depression. Informative, provocative, and full of colorful details, this book will delight song and theater aficionados alike as well as anyone interested in the story of a man whose life and work expressed so well the American dream.

The Richard Rodgers Reader

Author: Geoffrey Block
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780195313437
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 368
View: 685
Richard Rodgers was one of America's most prolific and best-loved composers. A world without "My Funny Valentine," "The Lady is a Tramp," "Blue Moon," and "Bewitched," to name just a few of the songs he wrote with Lorenz Hart, is scarcely imaginable, and the musicals he wrote with his second collaborator, Oscar Hammerstein--Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, and The Sound of Music--continue to enchant and entertain audiences. Arranged in four sections, Rodgers and Hart (1929-1943), Rodgers and Hammerstein (1943-1960), Rodgers After Hammerstein (1960-1979), and The Composer Speaks (1939-1971), The Richard Rodgers Reader offers a cornucopia of informative, perceptive, and stylish biographical and critical overviews. It also contains a selection of Rodgers's letters to his wife Dorothy in the 1920s, the 1938 Time magazine cover story and New Yorker profiles in 1938 and 1961, and essays and reviews by such noted critics as Brooks Atkinson, Eric Bentley, Leonard Bernstein, Lehman Engel, Walter Kerr, Ken Mandelbaum, Ethan Mordden, George Jean Nathan, and Alec Wilder. The volume features personal accounts by Richard Adler, Agnes de Mille, Joshua Logan, Mary Martin, and Diahann Carroll. The collection concludes with complete selections from more than thirty years of Rodgers's own writings on topics ranging from the creative process, the state of the Broadway theater, even Rodgers's bout with cancer, and a generous sample from the candid and previously unpublished Columbia University interviews. For anyone wishing to explore more fully the life and work of a composer whose songs and musicals have assumed a permanent--and prominent--place in American popular culture, The Richard Rodgers Reader will offer endless delights.

Jazz Theory

From Basic to Advanced Study
Author: Dariusz Terefenko
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135043000
Category: Music
Page: 490
View: 7848
Jazz Theory: From Basic to Advanced Study is a comprehensive textbook ideal for Jazz Theory courses or as a self-study guide for amateur and professional musicians. Written with the goal of bridging theory and practice, it provides a strong theoretical foundation beginning with music fundamentals through post-tonal theory, while integrating ear training, keyboard skills, and improvisation. It includes a DVD with 46 Play Along audio tracks and a companion website, which hosts the workbook, ear training exercises, and audio tracks of the musical examples featured in the book.

" --that old barbershop sound"

die Entstehung einer Tradition amerikanischer A-capella-Musik
Author: Frédéric Döhl
Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag Wiesbaden gmbh
Category: Music
Page: 294
View: 9625
Barbershop Harmony ist eine amerikanische Tradition vierstimmiger A-cappella-Musik, die heute weltweit von gut 70.000 Sangerinnern und Sangern in einer stark institutionalisierten, von Gesangswettbewerben gepragten und auch in Deutschland sehr lebendigen Szene gepflegt wird. Vom Selbstverstandnis her wird Barbershop Harmony von Szene wie Forschung bislang als eine musikalische Variante Historischer Auffuhrungspraxis betrachtet, die um 1940 herum in den USA als "Revival" initiiert wurde und den Gegenstand, den man originalgetreu zu bewahren sucht, in der Ara der vorletzten Jahrhundertwende findet, wo diese Praxis vokaler Mehrstimmigkeit entstanden sein soll. Auf Grundlage zahlreicher, erstmals zuganglicher Quellen berichtet die vorliegende Studie von der Entwicklung vom Barber Shop Chord der 1890er Jahre zum Barber Shop Quartet Singing der 1940er Jahre und erzahlt dabei eine ganzlich neue Geschichte der Entstehung jenes Stils: Erst das "Revival2 formte asthetisches Konzept wie musikalischen Gehalt der Barbershop Harmony.

Kurt Weill und Maxwell Anderson

Neue Wege zu einem amerikanischen Musiktheater 1938-1950
Author: Elmar Juchem
Publisher: N.A
Category: Music
Page: 410
View: 8735
Fünfzig Jahre nach dem Tod Kurt Weills widmet sich erstmals eine deutschsprachige Studie den amerikanischen Jahren des Komponisten.

Musikwissenschaft und populäre Musik

Versuch einer Bestandsaufnahme
Author: Helmut Rösing,Albrecht Schneider,Martin Pfleiderer
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
Category: Music
Page: 330
View: 3358
Traditionsgema wei sich musikwissenschaftliche Forschung in Deutschland der schriftlich festgehaltenen Musik verpflichtet. Die Auseinandersetzung mit jenen Musikrichtungen, die im 20. Jahrhundert fur Millionen von Menschen immer groere Bedeutung bekommen haben-Unterhaltungs- und Tanzmusik, Rock, Pop und Jazz-wurde zwar schon von Guido Adler in seinem programmatischen Entwurf einer historischen und systematischen Musikwissenschaft eingefordert, aber nur zogerlich eingelost. Das allerdings darf nicht daruber hinwegtauschen, dass eine ernst zu nehmende Popularmusikforschung in Deutschland seit mittlerweile gut 40 Jahren existiert. So auch in Hamburg, wo im Rahmen musik-psychologischer, -soziologischer und -ethnologischer Arbeit die verschiedenen Formen der popularen Musik wie selbstverstandlich in die jeweiligen Forschungs-programme mit einbezogen worden sind. Der Band umfasst 18 Originalbeitrage von Personlichkeiten, die dem Hamburger Musikwissenschaftlichen Institut und der Systematischen Musikwissenschaft nahe stehen. In vier Themenblocken werden forschungsgeschichtliche Aspekte diskutiert, Musikanalysen vorgestellt, spezielle Hamburger Musikszenen beleuchtet und Fragen der Bewertung von popularer Musik angesprochen. Helmut Rosing: « Popularmusikforschung in Deutschland-von den Anfangen bis zu den 1990er Jahren-Martin Pfleiderer: Thinking in Jazz. Entwicklung und neuere Aufsatze der Jazzforschung-Peter Wicke: Popmusik in der Theorie. Aspekte einer problematischen Beziehung-Paul Riggenbach: Empirie-Domino. Empirische Popularmusikforschung in der BRD: ein Vergleich-Dietrich Helms: Musikwissenschaftliche Analyse popularer Musik?-Albrecht Schneider: Klanganalyse als Methodik derPopularmusikforschung-Werner Jauk: Pop: Mediatisierung und der dissidente Korper-Andre Matthias: Braveheart. Eine filmmusikalische Analyse-Britta Sweers: Die Fusion von traditioneller Musik, Folk und Rock-Beruhrungspunkte zwischen Popularmusikforschung und Ethnomusikologie-Susanne Binas: Pieces of Paradise-Technologische und kulturelle Aspekte der Transformation lokaler Musikpraktiken im globalen Kulturproze-Rainer Dollase/Katharina Woitowitz/Ariel Bieler/Arnd Ridder/Ina Kohnemann: Konformitat und Nonkonformitat musikalischer Praferenzen als Ausdruck sozialer Distinktion in multikulturellen Schulklassen zwischen dem 11. und 18. Lebensjahr-Werner Hoffmann: Broadcastinghouse/Musikhalle-Hamburg 36, der Anglo-German Swing Club-eine programmatische Skizze-Nikola Vatterodt/Philipp Brieler: Musical in Hamburg-Roger Behrens: Blumfeld mit Kante. Postrock und Diskurspop in der so genannten Hamburger Schule-Ursel Schlicht: « Ein Lebensgefuhl, mal anstrengend, mal wunderbar. Jazz und Gender-Zur aktuellen Situation von (Jazz-)Musikerinnen in Hamburg-Dietmar Schlumbohm: Was ist Musik im digitalen Zeitalter noch wert? Veranderungen der Nutzung, des Umgangs und des Wertes von Musik durch digitale Medien-Gunther Jacob: Archaologie des Hipnessverfalls-Martin Busser: Avantgardistische Aspekte der Popkultur.

Handbuch der populären Musik

Author: Peter Wicke,Kai-Erik Ziegenrücker,Wieland Ziegenrücker
Publisher: Atlantis Musikbuch
Category: Folk music
Page: 680
View: 3999

The Sonneck Society Bulletin

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Music
Page: N.A
View: 5247


die Literatur über das Kunstlied
Author: Wolfgang Walter
Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing
Category: Chansons - Bibliographie
Page: 348
View: 5768
This bibliography offers a comprehensive survey of publications on the theme

Becoming Jerome Kern

The Early Songs and Shows, 1903-1915
Author: James Kenneth Randall
Publisher: N.A
Category: Musical theater
Page: 686
View: 9755


350 werkgeschichtliche Portraits
Author: Horst Weber
Publisher: N.A
Category: Composers
Page: 715
View: 7334

Schwann Spectrum

Winter 1996-1997
Author: Schwann Publications,Schwann Publications Staff
Publisher: Schwann Publications
ISBN: 9781575980386
Page: N.A
View: 5550

Ein Aparter im Unaparten

Untersuchungen zum Songstil von Kurt Weill
Author: Tobias Fasshauer
Publisher: N.A
Category: Jewish composers
Page: 204
View: 3603