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Pacifism, Political Action, and Artistic Endeavor

Philip Brett.

in Music and Sexuality in Britten

November 2006; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Musicology and Music History. 4773 words.

This chapter inquires into the cause for the conspicuous absence of erotic portrayal through music based on the theory propounded by Eduard Hanslick in his work On The Musically Beautiful (...

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Destructors

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

Peterborough, England-based punk band who produced a welter of recorded material in line with the vogueish third-generation punk concerns of pacifism, anarchism and human rights. Animal...

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Sir Michael Tippett

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

(1905–1998).

Composer. Of Cornish stock, hence his Celtic temperament, Tippett studied at the Royal School of Music. Disillusioned by the realities of the First World War, he...

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Benjamin Britten – War Requiem

Dennis Shrock.

in Choral Monuments

July 2017; p ublished online July 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Musicology and Music History. 13633 words.

The chapter begins with testimonies about the aesthetic impact of the War Requiem at the time of its premiere followed by a survey of war-themed musical compositions that preceded Britten’s...

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Causes and Compromise

Sharon Ammen.

in May Irwin

December 2016; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: American Music. 10977 words.

This chapter looks at the variety of causes Irwin was involved in, from animal rights to suffragism to pacifism. The chapter reviews the anti-trust movement led by Theodore Roosevelt and...

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May Irwin

Sharon Ammen.

December 2016; p ublished online September 2017 .

Book. Subjects: American Music. 296 pages.

Before Sophie Tucker “corked up” to entertain her audiences with ragtime songs in “Negro dialect” and before Fanny Brice stumbled into the footlights in her rendition of the “Dying Swan,”...

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Zweig, Stefan

Richard Evidon.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music; Contemporary Music. 877 words.

(b Vienna, Nov 28, 1881; d Petrópolis, Brazil, Feb 22, 1942). Austrian writer . In his day a leading European literary figure, he was exceptionally cultivated and had deep humanistic...

Improvisation and Ecclesial Ethics

Samuel Wells.

in The Oxford Handbook of Critical Improvisation Studies, Volume 1

September 2016; p ublished online June 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Philosophy of Music. 7044 words.

This chapter shows why and how Christian ethics is helpfully linked to improvisation in the theater. It describes universal (ethics for anyone), subversive (ethics for the excluded), and...

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Improvisation and Ecclesial Ethics

Samuel Wells.

in The Oxford Handbook of Critical Improvisation Studies, Volume 2

P ublished online June 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Music Theory and Analysis; Musicology and Music History. 7035 words.

This chapter shows why and how Christian ethics is helpfully linked to improvisation in the theater. It describes universal (ethics for anyone), subversive (ethics for the excluded), and...

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Seeger, Pete

Allan M. Winkler.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online October 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Folk, Indigenous, and Traditional Music; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 2157 words.

Seeger, Pete (03 May 1919–27 January 2014), folk singer and activist, was born Peter Seeger in New York City, the son of Charles Seeger, a musicologist and composer born in Mexico and...