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Olympic Games

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure.

An ancient Greek festival with athletic, literary, and musical competitions held at Olympia every four years, traditionally from 776 bc until abolished by the Roman emperor Theodosius I in...

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Anne Pashley

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

(b Skegness, 1937).

Eng. soprano. Stage début 1959 with Handel Opera Soc. in Semele. Glyndebourne 1963; CG 1965. Also sang with ENO, WNO, Scottish Opera, and at Aldeburgh Fest. and...

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Jennifer Larmore

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

(b Atlanta, 1958).

Amer. mezzo‐soprano. Studied Westminster Choir Coll. of Princeton, NJ, with John Bullock and Regina Resnik. Début S. Barbara 1982 (Rosina in Il barbiere di...

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national anthems

in The Oxford Companion to Music

P ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 294 words.

Hymns, marches, anthems, or fanfares used as patriotic symbols, like a national flag. They are played or sung at ceremonial and diplomatic occasions and at sports events (notably the...

Ice dancing

Claude Conyers.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online February 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 358 words.

A competitive discipline within the sport of figure skating, recognized at world championship level in 1952 and accepted into the Olympic Games in 1976. As in pair skating, ice dancing...

national anthem

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

Songs or hymns adopted by certain nations to be perf. on official occasions and to represent them at int. events, e.g. when a competitor is awarded a medal in the Olympic Games. They are...

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Experiencing Night of the Dead

Ruth Hellier-Tinoco.

in Embodying Mexico

June 2011; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ethnomusicology. 11065 words.

This chapter and the next cover the period from 1968 to 2010, beginning with the massacre and Olympic Games in Mexico City. Framed by President Echeverría's (1970–1976) populist style of...

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Jónsson, Thórarinn

Árni Heimir Ingólfsson.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary Music. 346 words.

(b Mjóifjörður, Sept 18, 1900; d Reykjavík, March 7, 1974). Icelandic composer and teacher. He received his earliest musical training in a small farming community in eastern Iceland,...

Schönbach, Dieter

Detlef Gojowy.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary Music. 629 words.

(b Stolp [now Słupsk], Pomerania, Feb 18, 1931; d May 28, 2012). German composer. After studies in Detmold and Freiburg with Bialas and Fortner (1949–59), he served as music director...

National anthems

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Musical Structures, Styles, and Techniques. 14608 words.

Hymns, marches, songs or fanfares used as official patriotic symbols.

National anthems are the equivalent in music of a country’s motto, crest or flag. The English term...

Singleton, Alvin

Stephen Montague.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary Music. 578 words.

(Elliot)

(b Brooklyn, NY, Dec 28, 1940). American composer. He studied composition and music education at New York University (BM 1967); composition with Mel Powell and Wyner...

Introduction

John Richardson and Claudia Gorbman.

in The Oxford Handbook of New Audiovisual Aesthetics

September 2013; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Music and Media. 16558 words.

This article appears in the Oxford Handbook of New Audiovisual Aesthetics edited by John Richardson, Claudia Gorbman, and Carol Vernallis. This introduction frames the book by providing an...

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Introduction

Ryan Raul Bañagale.

in Arranging Gershwin

October 2014; p ublished online November 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: American Music; Musicology and Music History. 4765 words.

This introduction considers various ways that musical and biographical arrangements participate in the assemblage of music history, tempering the mythmaking that typically accompanies such...

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Olimpiade, L’ (libretto by Metastasio)

Don Neville.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera; Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti. 563 words.

(‘The Olympiad’)

Libretto by Pietro Metastasio, first set by Antonio Caldara (1733, Vienna).

Megacle [Megacles] arrives in Sicyon just in time to enter the...

Byzantine secular music

Diane Touliatos.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Musical Structures, Styles, and Techniques; Music. 1706 words.

From the founding of Constantinople in the 4th century ce until the fall of the empire in 1453, there was no greater patron of secular music than the imperial court. Secular music...

Inganni felici, Gli

Olga Termini.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera; Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti. 227 words.

(‘The Happy Deceptions’)

Dramma per musica in three acts by Carlo Francesco Pollarolo to a libretto by Apostolo Zeno after Herodotus; Venice, Teatro di S...

Loverboy

Michael Ethen.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online July 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music; Popular Music. 280 words.

Canadian rock group. It was formed in Calgary, Alberta, by Paul Dean (b Vancouver, BC, 19 Feb 1946; guitar), Mike Reno (Joseph Michael Rynoski; b New Westminster, BC, 8 Jan 1955;...

Houston, Whitney

Dave Laing.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Popular Music; Contemporary Music. 226 words.

(b New Jersey, August 9, 1963; d Beverly Hills, CA, Feb 11, 2012). American popular singer. She came from a musical family: her mother Cissy led Elvis Presley’s vocal group the Sweet...

Berendt, Joachim-Ernst

H.L. Lindenmaier.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Jazz; Contemporary Music. 502 words.

(b Berlin, July 20, 1922; d Hamburg, Germany, Feb 4, 2000). German writer and record producer. Having first studied in Berlin he attended the University of Karlsruhe (1940–42). He was...

Dancecapes of Dionysus

Christos Papakostas.

in The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Ethnicity

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Dance; Ethnomusicology. 9798 words.

This paper aims to study dance and its relation to the construction and the negotiation of cultural identity of the ethnic group of locals (dopioi) in the community of Kali Vrysi in the...

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Thetis och Pelée

Bertil H. van Boer.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera; Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti. 457 words.

(‘Thetis and Peleus’)

Opera in five acts (later revised in three) by Francesco Antonio Baldassare Uttini to a libretto by Johan Wellander after a sketch by Gustavus III...