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Overview page. Subjects: Music Theatre.

America’s obsession with its own history had already resulted in at least two Broadway musicals based on momentous national events before this show opened at the 46th Street Theatre on ...

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1800–1846

Katharine Ellis.

in Interpreting the Musical Past

August 2008; p ublished online September 2008 .

Chapter. Subjects: Musicology and Music History. 18383 words.

The chapter begins with a discussion of the French museum concept, moving to an explanation of why the musical survivors from the ancien régime were all Italian or Italianate (mostly...

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1809

Stephen Rumph.

in Beethoven after Napoleon

August 2004; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Musicology and Music History. 6944 words.

This chapter briefly sorts Beethoven's works chronologically, beginning in 1814 with the Congress of Vienna, which articulates the notorious dualism between late Beethoven and Rossini. 1809...

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1815–1878

Paul Sparks.

in The Classical Mandolin

October 2005; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Musicology and Music History. 7626 words.

This chapter examines the history and repertoire of the classical mandolin from 1815 to 1878. It discusses the decline of the mandoline and the mandolino as concert instruments and explores...

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1819–1821

Richard Osborne.

in Rossini

October 2007; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Musicology and Music History. 6142 words.

Shortly after lauding to the skies the dramatically flawed Ricciardo e Zoraide, and just three weeks after acclaiming the revised Mosè in Egitto, the Naples audience gave short shrift to...

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1846–1878

Katharine Ellis.

in Interpreting the Musical Past

August 2008; p ublished online September 2008 .

Chapter. Subjects: Musicology and Music History. 16649 words.

This chapter focuses on a period when the expansion of early music activity began to cause adverse comment: was it a reactionary threat to living composers? Developments in music publishing...

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1878

Roland John Wiley.

in Tchaikovsky

July 2009; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Musicology and Music History. 4654 words.

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was in Western Europe until April 1878, then returned to Russia. From November 15 to the end of the year, he was in Western Europe again, spending almost a month in...

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1878–1892

Paul Sparks.

in The Classical Mandolin

October 2005; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Musicology and Music History. 9970 words.

This chapter examines the history and repertoire of the classical mandolin during the period from 1878 to 1892. The Paris Exhibition of 1878 in France was instrumental in popularizing the...

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1878–1900

Katharine Ellis.

in Interpreting the Musical Past

August 2008; p ublished online September 2008 .

Chapter. Subjects: Musicology and Music History. 17100 words.

This chapter continues the exploration of repertorial change, beginning with an examination of the almost entirely masculine virtuoso cult of early organ music, given new impetus by...

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1879–1881

Roland John Wiley.

in Tchaikovsky

July 2009; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Musicology and Music History. 5304 words.

Circumstances in 1879–1881 produced a malaise that brought Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in 1881 to the nadir of his life. That year, The Maid of Orleans kept him in St. Petersburg, but the...

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1882–1884

Roland John Wiley.

in Tchaikovsky

July 2009; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Musicology and Music History. 5179 words.

No artist is guaranteed a faithful muse, and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's, in these years, continued along the fretful course begun in 1878. He was ever less in control of his finances;...

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1885–1888

Roland John Wiley.

in Tchaikovsky

July 2009; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Musicology and Music History. 12134 words.

Two months into 1885, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was leading a new life. The most potent change was putting down roots. This was important for the benefits of domesticity and relief from...

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1889–1893

Roland John Wiley.

in Tchaikovsky

July 2009; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Musicology and Music History. 19640 words.

In the last five years of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's life, celebrity obscured his real preoccupations, the most important of which was his muse, the ability to compose. His accomplishment...

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1892–1918

Paul Sparks.

in The Classical Mandolin

October 2005; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Musicology and Music History. 30126 words.

This chapter examines the history and repertoire of the classical mandolin during the period from 1892 to 1918. It explains that this period represents the development of the virtuoso era...

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1900–1945

Joy H. Calico.

in The Oxford Handbook of Opera

November 2014; p ublished online April 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Musicology and Music History. 7983 words.

This chapter considers three trends evident in recent research on opera in the period 1900–1945. Scholars tend to situate the genre, as well as individual works and composers, in relation...

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1918–1945

Paul Sparks.

in The Classical Mandolin

October 2005; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Musicology and Music History. 10217 words.

This chapter examines the history and repertoire of the classical mandolin during the period from 1918 to 1945. It traces the emergence of the new style of playing the mandolin in Germany...

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1948

Simon Morrison.

in The People's Artist

November 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Musicology and Music History. 18233 words.

Most of this chapter concerns the anti-formalist campaign of 1948, the corruption within Soviet musical circles that precipitated the campaign, and the official denunciation of Prokofiev,...

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2005

David B. Pruett.

in MuzikMafia

April 2010; p ublished online March 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music. 11227 words.

This chapter describes the various activities and changes experienced by the MuzikMafia in 2005. These include Country Music Television’s broadcasting of MuzikMafia TV, a six-part...

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. A Band on the Run

David W. Johnson.

in Lonesome Melodies

January 2013; p ublished online March 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music. 3628 words.

This chapter describes Carter’s time in the band of fellow veteran Roy Sykes; the Stanley brothers’ formation of their band; and the role of their father Lee as their manager and agent. The...

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à Becket, Thomas, Jr.

Martha Furman Schleifer.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online May 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Romantic Music. 252 words.

(b Philadelphia, PA, July 19, 1843; d Philadelphia, PA, 1918). American pianist, singer, educator, and composer. He studied music with his father Thomas à Becket Sr. (b 17 March 1808; dnull...