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Aaron Jay Kernis

Aaron Jay Kernis

Leta E. Miller

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038532
eISBN:
9780252096440
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038532.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and the Grawemeyer Award, Aaron Jay Kernis achieved recognition as one of the leading composers of his generation while still in his thirties. Since then his ... More

Alec Wilder

Alec Wilder

Philip Lambert

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037603
eISBN:
9780252094842
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037603.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

The music of Alec Wilder (1907–1980) blends several American musical traditions, such as jazz and the American popular song, with classical European forms and techniques. Stylish and accessible, ... More

The Beautiful Music All Around UsField Recordings and the American Experience

The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience

Stephen Wade

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036880
eISBN:
9780252094002
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036880.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book presents the rich backstories of thirteen performances captured on Library of Congress field recordings between 1934 and 1942 in locations reaching from Southern Appalachia to the ... More

Blue Rhythm FantasyBig Band Jazz Arranging in the Swing Era

Blue Rhythm Fantasy: Big Band Jazz Arranging in the Swing Era

John Wriggle

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040405
eISBN:
9780252098826
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040405.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Behind the iconic jazz orchestras, vocalists, and stage productions of the Swing Era lay the talents of popular music's unsung heroes: the arrangers. This book takes the reader behind the scenes of ... More

Carla Bley

Carla Bley

Amy C. Beal

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036361
eISBN:
9780252093395
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036361.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This is the first comprehensive treatment of the remarkable music and influence of Carla Bley, a highly innovative American jazz composer, pianist, organist, band leader, and activist. Giving ... More

Charles Ives in the MirrorAmerican Histories of an Iconic Composer

Charles Ives in the Mirror: American Histories of an Iconic Composer

David C. Paul

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037498
eISBN:
9780252094699
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037498.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book, a sweeping survey of intellectual and musical history, tells the new story of how the music of American composer Charles E. Ives (1874–1954) was shaped by shifting conceptions of American ... More

Charles Ives's ConcordEssays after a Sonata

Charles Ives's Concord: Essays after a Sonata

Kyle Gann

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780252040856
eISBN:
9780252099366
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040856.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

In January 1921, New York insurance company executive Charles Ives mailed self-published scores of a piano sonata he had written to 200 strangers. Unprecedentedly complex and modern beyond any music ... More

Christian Wolff

Christian Wolff

Michael Hicks and Christian Asplund

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037061
eISBN:
9780252094163
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037061.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book, the first interpretive narrative of the life and work of Christian Wolff, traces the influences and sensibilities of a contemporary composer's atypical career path and restless ... More

A City Called HeavenChicago and the Birth of Gospel Music

A City Called Heaven: Chicago and the Birth of Gospel Music

Robert M. Marovich

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039102
eISBN:
9780252097089
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039102.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

In this book, the author, a gospel announcer and music historian, shines a light on the humble origins of a majestic genre and its indispensable bond to the city where it found its voice: Chicago. ... More

A Cole Porter Companion

A Cole Porter Companion

Don M. Randel, Matthew R. Shaftel, and Susan Forscher Weiss (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040092
eISBN:
9780252098307
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040092.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Balancing sophisticated melodies and irresistible rhythms with lyrics by turns cynical and passionate, Cole Porter sent American song soaring. Timeless works like I Get a Kick Out of You and At Long ... More

The Creolization of American CultureWilliam Sidney Mount and the Roots of Blackface Minstrelsy

The Creolization of American Culture: William Sidney Mount and the Roots of Blackface Minstrelsy

Christopher J. Smith

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037764
eISBN:
9780252095047
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037764.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book examines the artworks, letters, sketchbooks, music collection, and biography of the painter William Sidney Mount (1807–1868) as a lens through which to see the multi-ethnic antebellum world ... More

The ElocutionistsWomen, Music, and the Spoken Word

The Elocutionists: Women, Music, and the Spoken Word

Marian Wilson Kimber

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040719
eISBN:
9780252099151
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040719.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Poetry recitation and music intersected in performances by American women between ca. 1850 and 1950. Through oral interpretation of literature, women aspired to a place in high culture, yet in taking ... More

Fannie Bloomfield-ZeislerThe Life and Times of a Piano Virtuoso

Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler: The Life and Times of a Piano Virtuoso

Beth Abelson Macleod

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039348
eISBN:
9780252097393
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039348.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

One of the foremost piano virtuosi of her time, Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler reliably filled Carnegie Hall. As a “new woman,” she simultaneously embraced family life and forged an independent career ... More

The Great OrchestratorArthur Judson and American Arts Management

The Great Orchestrator: Arthur Judson and American Arts Management

James M. Doering

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037412
eISBN:
9780252094590
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037412.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This biography charts the career and legacy of the pioneering American music manager Arthur Judson (1881–1975), who rose to prominence in Philadelphia and New York at the beginning of the twentieth ... More

Harry T. BurleighFrom the Spiritual to the Harlem Renaissance

Harry T. Burleigh: From the Spiritual to the Harlem Renaissance

Jean E. Snyder

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039942
eISBN:
9780252098109
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039942.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Harry T. Burleigh (1866–1949) played a leading role in American music, and African American music in particular, in the twentieth century. Celebrated for his arrangements of spirituals, Burleigh was ... More

Hawaiian Music in MotionMariners, Missionaries, and Minstrels

Hawaiian Music in Motion: Mariners, Missionaries, and Minstrels

James Revell Carr

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038600
eISBN:
9780252096525
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038600.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book explores the performance, reception, transmission, and adaptation of Hawaiian music on board ships and in the islands, revealing the ways both maritime commerce and imperial confrontation ... More

Henry ManciniReinventing Film Music

Henry Mancini: Reinventing Film Music

John Caps

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036736
eISBN:
9780252093845
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036736.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Through film composer Henry Mancini, mere background music in movies became part of pop culture—an expression of sophistication and wit with a modern sense of cool and a lasting lyricism that has not ... More

JazzingNew York City's Unseen Scene

Jazzing: New York City's Unseen Scene

Thomas H. Greenland

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040115
eISBN:
9780252098314
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040115.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

How do we speak about jazz? This book turns from the usual emphasis on artists and their music to focus on non-performing participants, describing them as active performers in their own right who ... More

Johanna Beyer

Johanna Beyer

Amy C. Beal

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039157
eISBN:
9780252097133
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039157.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Composer Johanna Beyer's fascinating body of music and enigmatic life story constitute an important chapter in American music history. As a hard-working German émigré piano teacher and accompanist ... More

Making the March KingJohn Philip Sousa's Washington Years, 1854-1893

Making the March King: John Philip Sousa's Washington Years, 1854-1893

Patrick Warfield

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037795
eISBN:
9780252095078
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037795.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

John Philip Sousa's mature career as the indomitable leader of his own touring band is well known, but the years leading up to his emergence as a celebrity have escaped serious attention. This ... More

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