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Bach's Major Vocal WorksMusic, Drama, Liturgy

Bach's Major Vocal Works: Music, Drama, Liturgy

Markus Rathey

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300217209
eISBN:
9780300219517
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300217209.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Every year, Johann Sebastian Bach’s major vocal works are performed to mark liturgical milestones in the Christian calendar. Written by a renowned Bach scholar, this book provides an introduction to ... More

Béla Bartók

Béla Bartók

David Cooper

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300148770
eISBN:
9780300213072
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300148770.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This biography of Béla Bartók (1881–1945) presents a new view of the innovative Hungarian musician. The book traces Bartók's international career as an ardent ethno-musicologist and composer, ... More

Bruno WalterA World Elsewhere

Bruno Walter: A World Elsewhere

Erik Ryding and Rebecca Pechefsky

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087130
eISBN:
9780300129274
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087130.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Bruno Walter, one of the greatest conductors in the twentieth century, lived a fascinating life in difficult times. This book starts by describing Walter's early years in Germany, where his successes ... More

Composers in the MoviesStudies in Musical Biography

Composers in the Movies: Studies in Musical Biography

John C. Tibbetts

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300106749
eISBN:
9780300128031
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106749.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This book is about composer biographies in the likes of Amadeus, Yankee Doodle Dandy, Swanee River, and Rhapsody in Blue. Even before movies had sound, filmmakers dramatized the lives of composers. ... More

Fine and DandyThe Life and Work of Kay Swift

Fine and Dandy: The Life and Work of Kay Swift

Vicki Ohl

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300102611
eISBN:
9780300130393
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300102611.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Kay Swift (1897–1993) was one of the few women composers active on Broadway in the first half of the twentieth century. Best known as George Gershwin's assistant, musical adviser, and intimate ... More

Five Operas and a SymphonyWord and Music in Russian Culture

Five Operas and a Symphony: Word and Music in Russian Culture

Boris Gasparov

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300106503
eISBN:
9780300133165
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106503.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book gazes through the lens of music to find an unusual perspective on Russian cultural and literary history. It discusses six major works of Russian music from the nineteenth and twentieth ... More

Forbidden MusicThe Jewish Composers Banned by the Nazis

Forbidden Music: The Jewish Composers Banned by the Nazis

Michael Haas

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300154306
eISBN:
9780300154313
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300154306.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

With National Socialism's arrival in Germany in 1933, Jews dominated music more than virtually any other sector, making it the most important cultural front in the Nazi fight for German identity. ... More

French OperaA Short History

French Opera: A Short History

Vincent Giroud

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300117653
eISBN:
9780300168211
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300117653.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

French opera is second only to Italian opera in the length, breadth, and diversity of its history. Yet most people, if asked to come up with titles, could mention only a handful—Carmen, Faust, ... More

I, Maya Plisetskaya

I, Maya Plisetskaya

Maya Plisetskaya

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088571
eISBN:
9780300130713
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088571.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

Maya Plisetskaya, one of the world's foremost dancers, rose to become a prima ballerina of Moscow's Bolshoi Ballet after an early life filled with tragedy and loss. In this memoir, Plisetskaya ... More

Imagining Native America in Music

Imagining Native America in Music

Michael V. Pisani

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108934
eISBN:
9780300130737
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108934.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This book offers a comprehensive look at musical representations of native America from the pre-colonial past through the American West and up to the present. The discussion covers a wide range of ... More

Jazz in Search of Itself

Jazz in Search of Itself

Larry Kart

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300104202
eISBN:
9780300128192
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300104202.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This anthology of jazz criticism casts a wide net. Discussing nearly seventy major jazz figures and many of the genre's key stylistic developments, the book sees jazz as a unique perpetual ... More

Jerry HermanPoet of the Showtune

Jerry Herman: Poet of the Showtune

Stephen Citron

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100822
eISBN:
9780300133240
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100822.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

This book tells the full story of Jerry Herman's life and career, from his early work in cabaret to his recent compositions for stage, screen, and television. It draws on extensive open-ended ... More

Like a Bomb Going OffLeonid Yakobson and Ballet as Resistance in Soviet Russia

Like a Bomb Going Off: Leonid Yakobson and Ballet as Resistance in Soviet Russia

Janice Ross

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300207637
eISBN:
9780300210644
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300207637.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

Everyone has heard of George Balanchine. Few outside Russia know of Leonid Yakobson, Balanchine's contemporary, who remained in Lenin's Russia and survived censorship during the darkest days of ... More

Louis Armstrong and Paul WhitemanTwo Kings of Jazz

Louis Armstrong and Paul Whiteman: Two Kings of Jazz

Joshua Berrett

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300103847
eISBN:
9780300127478
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300103847.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book offers a provocative revision of the history of early jazz by focusing on two of its most notable practitioners—Whiteman, legendary in his day, and Armstrong, a legend ever since. Paul ... More

Mavericks and Other Traditions in American Music

Mavericks and Other Traditions in American Music

Michael Broyles

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100457
eISBN:
9780300127898
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100457.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

From colonial times to the present, American composers have lived on the fringes of society and defined themselves in large part as outsiders. This book considers the tradition of maverick composers ... More

The Most Musical NationJews and Culture in the Late Russian Empire

The Most Musical Nation: Jews and Culture in the Late Russian Empire

James Loeffler

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300137132
eISBN:
9780300162943
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300137132.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

Drawing on a mass of unpublished writings and archival sources from prerevolutionary Russian conservatories, this book offers an account of the Jewish search for a modern identity in Russia through ... More

Oklahoma!The Making of an American Musical

Oklahoma!: The Making of an American Musical

Tim Carter

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300106190
eISBN:
9780300134872
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106190.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

Oklahoma! premiered on Broadway in 1943 under the auspices of the Theatre Guild, and is today performed more frequently than any other Rodgers and Hammerstein musical. This book offers a fully ... More

The Parisian Jazz ChroniclesAn Improvisational Memoir

The Parisian Jazz Chronicles: An Improvisational Memoir

Mike Zwerin

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108064
eISBN:
9780300127386
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108064.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In his Beat-like jaunt through the Parisian and European jazz scene, the author of this book is not unlike Jack Kerouac, Mezz Mezzrow, or Hunter S. Thompson—writers to whom, for different reasons, he ... More

A Portrait of Mendelssohn

A Portrait of Mendelssohn

Clive Brown

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300095395
eISBN:
9780300127867
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300095395.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Since his death in 1847, Felix Mendelssohn's music and personality have been both admired and denigrated to extraordinary degrees. This book weaves together a rich array of documents—letters, ... More

The Possessor and the PossessedHandel, Mozart, Beethoven, and the Idea of Musical Genius

The Possessor and the Possessed: Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, and the Idea of Musical Genius

Peter Kivy

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087581
eISBN:
9780300135114
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087581.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

The commercial revolution of the seventeenth century deeply changed English culture. This book explores what that economic transformation meant to the century's greatest poet, John Milton, and to the ... More

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