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The Uncrowned King of SwingFletcher Henderson and Big Band Jazz

The Uncrowned King of Swing: Fletcher Henderson and Big Band Jazz

Jeffrey Magee

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195090222
eISBN:
9780199871469
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195090222.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

If Benny Goodman was the “King of Swing”, then Fletcher Henderson might be considered the power behind the throne. Not only did Henderson arrange the music that fueled Goodman's success, he also ... More

Understanding Italian Opera

Understanding Italian Opera

Tim Carter

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780190247942
eISBN:
9780190247973
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190247942.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

Ever since its invention in Florence around 1600, opera has exerted a peculiar fascination for creative artists and audiences alike. It is often regarded as the pinnacle of high art, where music and ... More

Understanding Sound Tracks Through Film Theory

Understanding Sound Tracks Through Film Theory

Elsie Walker

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199896301
eISBN:
9780190217433
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199896301.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, Western

Until recently, there was a lack of scholarly attention to the power of hearing cinema as well as seeing it. This book breaks new ground by redirecting the arguments of foundational texts within film ... More

Ungoverning DanceContemporary European Theatre Dance and the Commons

Ungoverning Dance: Contemporary European Theatre Dance and the Commons

Ramsay Burt

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199321926
eISBN:
9780190456627
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199321926.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

Ungoverning Dance examines the work of progressive contemporary dance artists in continental Europe from the mid-1990s to 2015. Placing this work within its historical and political context—that of ... More

Unruly MediaYouTube, Music Video, and the New Digital Cinema

Unruly Media: YouTube, Music Video, and the New Digital Cinema

Carol Vernallis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199766994
eISBN:
9780199369010
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766994.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This book argues that we’re on the crest of a new international, intermedial style in which sonic and visual parameters become heightened and accelerated. This audiovisual turn, driven by digital ... More

Unworking ChoreographyThe Notion of the Work in Dance

Unworking Choreography: The Notion of the Work in Dance

Frédéric Pouillaude

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780199314645
eISBN:
9780190649968
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199314645.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance, Philosophy of Music

There is no archive or museum of human movement where choreographies can be collected and conserved in pristine form. The central consequence of this is the incapacity of philosophy and aesthetics to ... More

Urban Music EducationA Practical Guide for Teachers

Urban Music Education: A Practical Guide for Teachers

Kate Fitzpatrick-Harnish

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199778560
eISBN:
9780190238872
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199778560.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

The prevailing discourse surrounding urban music education suggests the deficit-laden notion that urban school settings are “less than” rather than “different from” their counterparts. Through the ... More

Vanishing SensibilitiesSchubert, Beethoven, Schumann

Vanishing Sensibilities: Schubert, Beethoven, Schumann

Kristina Muxfeldt

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199782420
eISBN:
9780199919154
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199782420.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Opera

This book examines once passionate cultural concerns that shaped music of Schubert, Beethoven, Schumann, and works of their contemporaries in drama or poetry. Music, especially music with text, was a ... More

Vaughan Williams on Music

Vaughan Williams on Music

David Manning (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182392
eISBN:
9780199851485
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Almost 50 years since his passing, the music of Ralph Vaughan Williams continues to captivate audiences around the world, evoking the sound and spirit of folksong and the image of rural landscape. In ... More

Victory through HarmonyThe BBC and Popular Music in World War II

Victory through Harmony: The BBC and Popular Music in World War II

Christina L. Baade

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195372014
eISBN:
9780199918287
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372014.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Popular

This book examines how the British Broadcasting Corporation mobilized popular music to support the war effort on the home front and among the forces overseas. To an unprecedented degree, the wartime ... More

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