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A Forgotten Heritage: Arias and Scenes from Earlier American Operas
This selection of recordings presents six arias and scenes excerpted from Romantic-era American operas performed by Towson University’s “Music for the Stage” ensemble as part of a scholarly symposium entitled “Composing ...
Active Listening, Aural Imagination, and 19th-Century Program Music: An In-Class "Experiment"
[From essay]: When teaching 19th-century Western art music to both music majors and general-education students alike, the debate between advocates for program music versus proponents of absolute music is a fundamental ...
Recording reviews of Frederick Converse, American Sketches, Song of the Sea, and Festival of Pan. BBC Concert Orchestra, Keith Lockhart, conductorDutton Epoch CDLX 7278, 2011./George W. Chadwick, Adonais, Cleopatra, A Pastoral Prelude, and Sinfonietta in D Major. BBC Concert Orchestra, Keith Lockhart, conductor. Dutton Epoch CDLX 7293, 2012
(Cambridge University Press, 2015-02-04)
[From review]: On this enterprising pair of compact discs, U.S. conductor Keith Lockhart leads the BBC Concert Orchestra in world-premiere recordings of six symphonic works by George Whitefield Chadwick (1854–1931) and ...
Multimedia Review of The National Jukebox: Historical Recordings from the Library of Congress
(Cambridge University Press, 2012-05)
[From review]: The National Jukebox is the Library of Congress’s latest addition to its growing list of online digital collections. Even in its initial release (the site went “live” at the start of May 2011), the wealth ...
The Commutation Test and Chris Bacon’s Score for Source Code as a Framework for Film Music Pedagogy
This article lays out a theoretical foundation for the use of the commutation test as a film music-based pedagogical tool. The main titles sequence of Source Code (2011, directed by Duncan Jones) provides an effective ...
An historical flop flips back into existence: Vernon Duke's Sweet bye and bye
(Brooklyn College. H. Wiley Hitchcock Institute for Studies in American Music, 2011)
An examination of Vernon Duke's musical flop, Sweet Bye and Bye and a modern recording of the show's material.
National service and operatic ambitions: Arthur Nevin's musical activities during World War I
(University of Illinois Press, 2016)
This case study of how one composer charted a career during World War I offers a compelling frame through which to examine key facets of the American experience. Nevin’s story weaves together several crucial issues that ...
Enacting the nation on stage: styles, subjects, and themes in American opera librettos of the 1910s
(National Opera Association, 2009-06)
The article focuses on six staged operas of 1910s with national style. Topics discussed include operas with a theme of racial encounter such as "Natoma" by Victor Herbert, opera "Azora" by Henry Hadley showing the fall of ...
Representing a Christian Nation: Sacred and Providential Discourses in Opera in the United States, 1911–1917
(Michigan Publishing, 2019)
As the genre of American opera was coming of age during the 1910s, composers and librettists began to incorporate the materials of sacred music into the operatic context with surprising frequency. This often took the form ...
One person, One music: reconsidering the Duke-Dukelsky musical style
(University of Illinois Press, 2010)
"[E]xamining Duke’s work, one finds patterns of stylistic consistency that unite his two compositional personalities. Those patterns undercut Duke’s professed dual identity as a composer. His self-construction as a composer ...