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American Orchestras in the Nineteenth Century

American Orchestras in the Nineteenth Century

John Spitzer (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226769769
eISBN:
9780226769776
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226769776.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Studies of concert life in nineteenth-century America have generally been limited to large orchestras and the programs we are familiar with today, but audiences of that era enjoyed far more diverse ... More

Curious and Modern InventionsInstrumental Music as Discovery in Galileo's Italy

Curious and Modern Inventions: Instrumental Music as Discovery in Galileo's Italy

Rebecca Cypess

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226319445
eISBN:
9780226319582
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226319582.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Italy in the early seventeenth century witnessed a revolution in the composition of instrumental music. Large, varied, and strikingly experimental in nature, this new repertoire constituted arguably ... More

“Do You Know …?”The Jazz Repertoire in Action

“Do You Know …?”: The Jazz Repertoire in Action

Robert R. Faulkner and Howard S. Becker

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226239217
eISBN:
9780226239224
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226239224.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Every night, somewhere in the world, three or four musicians will climb on stage together. Whether the gig is at a jazz club, a bar, or a bar mitzvah, the performance never begins with a note, but ... More

I Belong to This Band, Hallelujah!Community, Spirituality, and Tradition among Sacred Harp Singers

I Belong to This Band, Hallelujah!: Community, Spirituality, and Tradition among Sacred Harp Singers

Laura Clawson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226109589
eISBN:
9780226109633
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226109633.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

The Sacred Harp choral singing tradition originated in the American South in the mid-nineteenth century, spread widely across the country, and continues to thrive today. Sacred Harp is not performed ... More

Lonesome Roads and Streets of DreamsPlace, Mobility, and Race in Jazz of the 1930s and ’40s

Lonesome Roads and Streets of Dreams: Place, Mobility, and Race in Jazz of the 1930s and ’40s

Andrew S. Berish

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226044941
eISBN:
9780226044965
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226044965.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Any listener knows the power of music to define a place, but few can describe the how or why of this phenomenon. This book showcases how American jazz defined a culture particularly preoccupied with ... More

More Important Than the MusicA History of Jazz Discography

More Important Than the Music: A History of Jazz Discography

Bruce D. Epperson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226067537
eISBN:
9780226067674
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226067674.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Today, jazz is considered high art, America's national music, and the catalog of its recordings—its discography—is often taken for granted. But behind jazz discography is a fraught and highly ... More

Sound KnowledgeMusic and Science in London, 1789-1851

Sound Knowledge: Music and Science in London, 1789-1851

James Q. Davies and Ellen Lockhart (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226402079
eISBN:
9780226402109
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226402109.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

What does it mean to hear scientifically? What does it mean to see musically? This edited volume uncovers a hidden history, one in which the activities of musical entertainment and scientific ... More

Subversive SoundsRace and the Birth of Jazz in New Orleans

Subversive Sounds: Race and the Birth of Jazz in New Orleans

Charles B. Hersch

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226328676
eISBN:
9780226328690
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226328690.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book probes New Orleans's history, uncovering a web of racial interconnections and animosities that was instrumental to the creation of a vital American art form—jazz. Drawing on oral histories, ... More

Vaudeville MelodiesPopular Musicians and Mass Entertainment in American Culture, 1870-1929

Vaudeville Melodies: Popular Musicians and Mass Entertainment in American Culture, 1870-1929

Nicholas Gebhardt

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226448558
eISBN:
9780226448725
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226448725.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book is about the changes that took place in popular music in the United States, in the period from 1870 until 1929. It explores the context for those changes and offers an explanation for why ... More

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