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Warner Bros (record company)

Gary W. Kennedy.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Jazz. 735 words.

Record company and label. Warner Bros. was founded as a film company in California in 1923 by Jack Warner and his three brothers, and in 1927 it was a pioneer of sound films. It first...

Video (opera)

James Jolly.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera. 684 words.

Opera on film has existed for many decades but its commercial potential as a domestic entertainment has been recognized only since the 1980s. The wide adoption of video...

Soldiers in Greasepaint

Holly Van Leuven.

in Ray Bolger

April 2019; p ublished online February 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music. 6634 words.

Chapter 7 retraces Bolger’s four-month stint in the South Pacific with pianist Little Jack Little. The two were the first entertainers to interact with Americans in the South Pacific. The...

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Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan

James Bohn.

in Music in Disney's Animated Features

May 2017; p ublished online May 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music. 7839 words.

Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan both originate from beloved British children’s literature. Both stories involve child protagonists that travel to a world of their...

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Three Eddies

Howard Rye.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Jazz. 222 words.

Tap-dancing trio. The leader of the act was Tiny (Earle) Ray (b New Jersey, 1887), who began his professional career as a child dancer in the act of Gussie Francis. The other two...

Damned, the

Dave Laing.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Popular Music. 218 words.

English punk rock group. Its original members were Captain Sensible (Raymond Burns; b 23 April 1955; bass guitar), Dave Vanian (David Letts; b 12 Oct 1956; vocals), Brian James (Brian...

Hunter, Alberta (jazz)

Ronald M. Radano.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Jazz. 571 words.

[Beatty, Josephine ]

(b Memphis, April 1, 1895; d New York, Oct 17, 1984). American singer. From 1912 she sang in nightclubs and cabarets in Chicago, and in 1921 she moved to...

Hislop, Joseph (opera)

Michael T.R.B. Turnbull.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera. 243 words.

(b Edinburgh, April 5, 1884; d Upper Largo, Fife, May 6, 1977). Scottish tenor. He studied with Gillis Bratt in Stockholm, making his début there as Faust at the Royal Opera (12...

Nyman, Michael (opera)

Annette Morreau.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera. 414 words.

(Laurence )

(b London, March 23, 1944). English composer. While at the RAM (1961–5) he studied keyboard and composition (with Alan Bush), and at King’s College, London...

Scott, Ronnie (jazz)

Charles Fox.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Jazz. 1147 words.

[Schatt, Ronald ]

(b London, Jan 28, 1927; d London, Dec 23, 1996). English tenor saxophonist and bandleader. He first played soprano saxophone, and took up the tenor...

Art rock

Chris Mcdonald.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Popular Music. 606 words.

Art rock is a contested term referring to British progressive rock influenced by classical music, as well as rock music made by musicians whose creative experience and training was...

Britten, (Edward) Benjamin (opera)

Arnold Whittall.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera. 3121 words.

(b Lowestoft, Nov 22, 1913; d Aldeburgh, Dec 4, 1976). English composer . His operas are the most important British contribution to the genre in the 20th century, yet in some respects...

Massive Attack

Ian Peel.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Popular Music. 175 words.

British experimental dance music group. It comprises the former local graffiti star ‘3D’ (Robert Del Naja) along with ‘Daddy G’ Marshall and ‘Mushroom’ Vowles, formerly of the...

Henze, Hans Werner (opera)

Andrew Clements.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera. 2326 words.

(b Gütersloh, July 1, 1926). German composer . His early enthusiasms were divided between music and the plastic arts, though he was determined from an early age to follow a musical...

Musical

John Snelson and Andrew Lamb.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Musical Form. 12412 words.

[musical comedy, musical play]

The principal form of Western popular musical theatre in the 20th century, in which sung and danced musical numbers in popular and pop music...

Beatlemania

Annie Randall.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online July 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Musical Structures, Styles, and Techniques. 405 words.

The term refers to the extraordinary zealotry of Beatles fans during the Liverpool band’s first flush of international fame, initially appearing in British newspapers in late 1963. It...

Conlon, James (opera)

Noël Goodwin.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera. 178 words.

(Joseph)

(b New York, March 18, 1950). American conductor. He studied at the Juilliard School, New York, and made his début conducting Boris Godunov at the 1971 Spoleto...

Duke, Vernon (opera)

Ronald Byrnside.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera. 481 words.

[Dukelsky, Vladimir Alexandrovich ]

(b Parfianovka, nr. Pskov, Russia, 10/Oct 23, 1903; d Santa Monica, ca , Jan 16, 1969). American composer . He studied with Glièr and...

Lutyens, (Agnes) Elisabeth (opera)

Noël Goodwin.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera. 799 words.

(b London, July 9, 1906; d London, April 14, 1983). English composer. A daughter of the architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, she first studied the violin before beginning serious music...

Contexts

Alexandra Wilson.

in Opera in the Jazz Age

January 2019; p ublished online January 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Musicology and Music History; Opera. 12980 words.

Chapter 1 provides a sketch of 1920s operatic culture, in order to provide a context for subsequent chapters. It introduces the nostalgic, pessimistic terms in which opera was framed in the...

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