The Americana Song Reader

The Americana Song Reader

Polovtsian Dances When most persons hear the lilting and exotic strains of the Ameri- can popular song , “ Stranger in Paradise , " they probably can identify the piece . It was a very big hit in the 1950s and has remained a solid ...

Author: William Emmett Studwell

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0789001500

Category: Songs

Page: 208

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William Studwell has struck gold again! Providing a heterogenous mixture of songs that mirrors the diversity of the United States and its culture, The Americana Song Reader is an entertaining and informative collection of over 130 historical essays on various American and foreign songs that have had a significant impact on U.S. popular culture. The essays give you basic historical data on the work, refer to any related or affiliated works, and touch upon the cultural context of its creation and popular usage in the United States. Presented in an offbeat, somewhat irreverent, yet scholarly style, the author has once again compiled a reference book that is fun to read. In addition to presenting information useful for reference, The Americana Song Reader contains anecdotes, ironic sidelights, poetry, and allusions to parodies. For ease of use, the book is divided into several sections. These sections, with some representative songs listed, include: Dancing Songs: “After the Ball,” “The Hokey Pokey,” “Sleeping Beauty Waltz” Marching Songs: “March of the Toys,” “When the Saints Go Marching In” Rural and Western Songs: “The Big Rock Candy Mountain,” “Jessie James,” “The Streets of Laredo” Songs That Excite or Amuse: “An American in Paris,” “1812 Overture,” “The Sidewalks of New York” Songs That Soothe or Bring Tears: “Beautiful Dreamer,” “I'm Always Chasing Rainbows,” “My Wild Irish Rose” Children's Songs: “Hansel and Gretel,” “Pop Goes the Weasel,” “Sing a Song of Sixpence” Circus Songs: “Barnum and Bailey's Favorite,” “Be a Clown,” “The Flying Trapeze” Drinking Songs: “Auld Lange Syne,” “Little Brown Jug,” “Ninety Nine Bottles of Beer” College Songs: “Iowa Corn Song,” “Notre Dame Victory Song,” “The Whiffenpoof Song” Song title index and author/group index Whether the music comes from New York City, remote rural areas of the South or West, or from Vienna or Paris, all music having some sort of impact on the lives of everyday Americans is in a very true way part of Americana. In The Americana Song Reader, you'll see the songs both as small pieces of the American culture puzzle and, collectively, as a large segment of the music of the country. This newest addition to William Studwell's collection of song readers will delight the general public, musicians, and librarians.
Categories: Songs

Rethinking Dance History

Rethinking Dance History

[my emphasis] Isabelle Fokine reasons that if her grandfather had genuinely considered this dance to be an improvisation, ... retains The Dving Swan and other Fokine ballets, such as the Polovtsian Dances (1909), in the repertoire.

Author: Larraine Nicholas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136485077

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 212

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By taking a fresh approach to the study of history in general, Alexandra Carter's Rethinking Dance History offers new perspectives on important periods in dance history and seeks to address some of the gaps and silences left within that history. Encompassing ballet, South Asian, modern dance forms and much more, this book provides exciting new research on topics as diverse as: *the Victorian music hall *film musicals and popular music videos *the impact of Neoclassical fashion on ballet *women's influence on early modern dance *methods of dance reconstruction. Featuring work by some of the major voices in dance writing and discourse, this unique anthology will prove invaluable for both scholars and practitioners, and a source of interest for anyone who is fascinated by dance's rich and multi-layered history.
Categories: Performing Arts



subjects were the catalyst for wholly new body movements and lines in dance , for fresh and exciting rhythms , for an ... Among the more notable productions were Roerich's designs for Borodin's Polovtsian Dances ( 1909 ) , Benois's ...

Author: John MacKenzie

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719045789

Category: Art

Page: 266

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The Orientalism debate, inspired by the work of Edward Said, has been a major source of cross-disciplinary controversy. This work offers a re-evaluation of this vast literature of Orientalism by a historian of imperalism, giving it a historical perspective
Categories: Art

Percussion Instruments and Their History

Percussion Instruments and Their History

In the Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor ( completed after his death by Rimsky- Korsakov and Glazounov ) the side drum has an impelling part with its repetitive Bøddød and later død . The side drum is prominent in many Russian ...

Author: James Blades


ISBN: 0933224613

Category: Instruments à percussion

Page: 594

View: 654

Categories: Instruments à percussion

A History of Russian Music

A History of Russian Music

The erotic scenes in Glinka's opera (Naina's magical garden, Ratmir's lasciviousness, the dance of Chernomor's slave girls) ... Best known in the work are the Polovtsian dances, which betray the ideological content of orientalism.

Author: Francis Maes

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520248250

Category: Music

Page: 468

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Introduces the general public to the scholarly debate that has revolutionized Russian music history over the past two decades. Summarizes the new view of Russian music and provides an overview of the relationships between artistic movements and political ideas.
Categories: Music

Legacies of Twentieth Century Dance

Legacies of Twentieth Century Dance

Early on , Duncan had rejected the hack music specifically written for dance , especially on the music - hall stage . ... all to music by Rimsky - Korsakov ; The Polovtsian Dances ( 1909 ) to Borodin's music from the opera Prince Igor ...

Author: Lynn Garafola

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 0819566748

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 498

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Lynn Garafola has written some of the most influential historical studies & criticism in the field of dance. This volume offers a selection of her essays & reviews that together document the extraordinary transformation of dance, especially ballet, sincethe early 20th century.
Categories: Performing Arts

Ballet 101

Ballet 101

While Paris's own Opera dancers included men capable of performing the ballet's pantomime characters in Le Pavilion , the home ... Commonly known as the " Polovtsian Dances , " because of being set around the campfires of the Polovtsi ...

Author: Robert Greskovic

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 0879103256

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 660

View: 790

Presents a look at the world of dance; an analysis of ballet movement, music, and history; a close-up look at popular ballets; and a host of performance tips.
Categories: Performing Arts

Australia Dances

Australia Dances

The other two works on the programme were Poème Symphonique, to Lizt's Les Préludes and a version of the Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor. The season was distinguished by the appearance of Jurek Shabelewski ...

Author: Alan Brissenden

Publisher: Wakefield Press

ISBN: 9781862548022

Category: Ballet

Page: 282

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Illustrated with a wealth of photographs and designs for decor and costumes, most never before published, AUSTRALIA DANCES: CREATING AUSTRALIAN DANCE 1945-1965 surveys the major companies, the many smaller groups which flourished, modern dance, the beginnings of Aboriginal theatrical dance and the various teaching codes which became established. Selected works from company repertoires are discussed, making the book a rich and valuable resource for students and scholars as well as an essential addition to every dance lovers library.
Categories: Ballet

The Life and Ballets of Lev Ivanov

The Life and Ballets of Lev Ivanov

“Among the orchestral numbers the overture the Polovtsian March and the dances of the second act attract one's ... of the dance sequence as critics of the time provided: The dance of the Polovtsian maidens and also the Polovtsian Dance ...

Author: Roland John Wiley

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198165675

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 343

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The Life and Ballets of Lev Ivanov is the first book-length study in any language of this Russian artist - Marius Petipa's colleague and Tchaikovsky's collaborator - who is widely celebrated yet virtually unknown. It follows Ivanov from his infancy in a St Petersburg foundling home, through his training in the Imperial Theatre School and his celebrity marriage, to a career as a dancer, regisseur, and choreographer in the St Petersburg Imperial Ballet. Ivanov's artistic world is described, as is his legacy - some dozen works, including Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, and the famous dances from Prince Igor - which inspired Mikhail Fokine in the next generation. The book is richly documented, including the first complete publication of Ivanov's memoirs, and hundreds of citations, many published here for the first time, from state documents, reminiscences, and criticism.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

100 Hits of Classical Music

100 Hits of Classical Music

Borodin started his work on the opera Prince Igor by writing the initial version of the Polovtsian Dances. He then abandoned the idea and only came back to it four years later, with various interruptions for other activities.

Author: Robert Ginalski

Publisher: Lindhardt og Ringhof

ISBN: 9788726455625

Category: Music

Page: 148

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Do you know the stories behind how the greatest hits of classical music were created? Robert Ginalski discovers the secrets behind world-famous melodies. Even if you're not a classical music lover, you will get carried away by stories that break with the perceived stereotypes of classical music. The reader-friendly style, anecdotes and references to popular culture will rekindle the charm of the classics for you. Bach, Prokofiev, Mozart and Tchaikovsky are all given the author's special attention. By the end of the book you will realise that classical music is much more than what your music teacher told you in school. Better known for his work as a translator, "100 Hits of Classical Music" is Robert Ginalski's debut as an author. Ginalski perfected his craft as a writer by translating the works of Frederick Forsyth and Alistair MacLean.
Categories: Music