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Mason, Edith

Mason, Edith   Reference library

Richard D. Fletcher

The Grove Book of Opera Singers (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Music, Opera, Performing arts
Length:
377 words

...playing Desdemona to Martinelli and Tibbett, but in 1941 made a single reappearance in Chicago as Mimì. She was twice married to the conductor Giorgio Polacco . O. Thompson : The American Singer (New York, 1937/ R ), 283, 351 A. E. Knight : ‘ Edith Mason, ’ Record Collector , x (1955–6), 75–87 [incl. discography] Richard D. Fletcher...

Manning, Frankie

Manning, Frankie (26 May 1914)   Reference library

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
982 words

... 1 (Spring 1994): 4–5. Film and Videotape Hellzapoppin' (1941), starring Olsen and Johnson, with the best Lindy Hop scene ever captured on film, choreographed by Frankie Manning for Whitey's Lindy Hoppers. “Back into Swing,” a segment on the ABC television network news magazine 20/20 (1989), focusing on Frankie Manning's early years as a Lindy Hop innovator and his emergence from retirement to help lead the swing dance revival. Cynthia R....

Béjart, Maurice

Béjart, Maurice (1 Jan. 1927)   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
1,013 words

... (mus. Debussy , 1986 ), Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (mus. Debussy , 1987 ), Piaf (mus. Piaf , 1988 ), 1789…et nous ( 1989 ), Tod in Wien (mus. Mozart , 1991 ), Le Mandarin merveilleux ( 1992 ), Lear-Prospero ( 1994 ), Journal ( 1995 ), Mutation X ( 1998 ), The Nutcracker ( 1998 ), and Mother Teresa and the children of the world ( 2002 ). In 1997 in Lausanne he staged Ballet for Life , with music by Mozart and the rock group Queen and costumes by Versace ; the work drew its inspiration from the lives of the singer...

Elegy for Young Lovers

Elegy for Young Lovers   Quick reference

The Grove Book of Operas (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Music, Opera, Performing arts
Length:
1,277 words

...remains distraught. 1.viii (‘Beauty in death’) Josef Mauer reports that a body has been found on the Hammerhorn – a young man, almost certainly Frau Mack's husband. 1.ix (‘Who is to tell her?’) Carolina and Dr Reischmann agree that Elisabeth must tell Hilda of the discovery. 1.x (‘Today's weather’) Elisabeth breaks the news to Hilda as carefully as possible. She eventually gets through to the widow in a canonic duet; Toni is impressed by her tact. 1.xi (‘A visionary interlude’) Toni sings a highly expressive aria in which he remembers his mother, long...

Comte Ory, Le

Comte Ory, Le   Quick reference

The Grove Book of Operas (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Music, Opera, Performing arts
Length:
728 words

...a one‐act vaudeville on the exploits of the libidinous Count Ory, a real‐life Don Juan who became the subject of a popular late 18th‐century ballad. Shortly after settling in Paris Rossini, in his turn, had written a coronation entertainment in 1825 for the French king Charles X , Il viaggio a Reims , one of the supreme masterpieces of occasional music but a piece too closely tied to the circumstances of its composition to survive as an opera‐house repertory work. For Le comte Ory , the music was adapted and extended and the one‐act vaudeville turned into...

Lindy Hop

Lindy Hop   Reference library

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
1,574 words

...Jazz , edited by Krin Gabbard . Durham, N.C., 1995. Engelbrecht, Barbara . Swinging at the Savoy . Dance Research Journal 15 (Spring 1983): 3–10. The Lindy Hop: A True National Folk Dance Has Been Born in the U.S.A . Life (23 August 1943). Malcolm X. The Autobiography of Malcolm X . New York, 1964. Includes a vivid description of the experience of Lindy hopping in the chapter “Laura.” Miller, Norma , with Everette Jensen . Swingin’ at the Savoy: The Memoir of a Jazz Dancer . Philadelphia, 1996. Features memoirs of original Savoy Lindy...

Tristan und Isolde

Tristan und Isolde   Quick reference

The Grove Book of Operas (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Music, Opera, Performing arts
Length:
3,732 words
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13

...iii). With both ( x ) and ( y ) of ex.1 repeatedly in attendance, Isolde's Narration tells how the wounded Tristan, disguised as ‘Tantris’, came to her to be healed and how she recognized him as Morold's killer: ‘Wie lachend sie mir Lieder singen’. Isolde's determination to slay Tristan in revenge dissolved as he looked pitifully into her eyes – ( y ) is meltingly transformed here – but now she bitterly regrets that she let the sword drop. With heavy irony she mimics Tristan's ‘insulting’ offer to Mark to collect her as bride, and ( x ) undergoes an angry...

Cage, John

Cage, John (5 September 1912)   Reference library

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
2,316 words

...John . M. Middletown, Conn., 1972. Cage, John . For the Birds . Boston, 1981. Cage, John . X . Middletown, Conn., 1983. Hamm, Charles . Cage, John. In The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians . London, 1980. Kostelanetz, Richard , ed. John Cage . New York, 1970. Nyman, Michael . Experimental Music: Cage and Beyond . New York, 1981. Tomkins, Calvin . The Bride and the Bachelors . New York, 1965. Vaughan, David . Duet . Ballet News 4 (March 1983): 20–22. Vaughan, David . Cunningham, Cage, and Joyce: ‘this longawaited messiagh of roaratorios . ...

Elisir d'amore, L'

Elisir d'amore, L'   Quick reference

The Grove Book of Operas (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Music, Opera, Performing arts
Length:
2,590 words

...hour, as Nemorino has no money. Belcore is annoyed at Adina's delaying tactics; when Nemorino tells him he needs money right away, Belcore informs him that an enlistment pays a bounty of 20 scudi (duet, ‘Venti scudi’). Belcore describes the manly delights of a soldier's life, which Nemorino will endure to win Adina. Handed the enlistment papers, Nemorino duly affixes his ‘X’. 2.ii A rustic courtyard Giannetta and the village girls gossip about the news that Nemorino's immensely wealthy uncle has died and left him his only heir. Nemorino comes in somewhat...

Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny

Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny   Quick reference

The Grove Book of Operas (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Music, Opera, Performing arts
Length:
2,909 words

... The Maiden's Prayer . Jack declares, ‘That's timeless art’, but Jim is still dissatisfied: ‘No one will ever be happy with this Mahagonny, because there's too much peace and too much harmony and because there's too much to hold on to’. The lights go out. 1.x On the backdrop, in gigantic letters, ‘A typhoon’ is followed by the inscription ‘A hurricane moving towards Mahagonny’. The orchestra plays a fugue and the company bemoans the ‘frightful phenomenon’. People flee and a wind blows leaves and scraps of paper across the stage. An...

Cunningham, Merce

Cunningham, Merce (16 April 1919)   Reference library

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
7,468 words

...Green and Arcade were both created in 1985 ; Grange Eve and Points in Space , in 1986 ; Fabrications, Shards , and Carousal , in 1987 ; Eleven and Five Stone Wind (designed by Lancaster, with music by John Cage, David Tudor, and Takehisa Kosugi), in 1988 ; Cargo X, Field and Figures, Inventions , and August Pace , in 1989 ; Polarity , in 1990 . Mark Lancaster frequently returned to design works by Cunningham, such as Neighbors ( 1991 ), Touchbase ( 1992 ), and CRWDSPCR ( 1993 ). In 1990 Cunningham began to work with the computer...

Music For Dance

Music For Dance   Reference library

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
29,477 words

...some of the lais , early forms of ballades, virelais , and rondeaux —and, in the liturgical repertory, the conductus-caudae , which almost certainly accompanied choral movement. Instrumental passages in the late thirteenth-century “Cantigas de Sancta Maria” of King Alfonso X of Spain and in later dramatic works such as the Jeu de Robin et de Marion (c. 1284 ) and Roman de Fauvel ( 1310–1314 ) also seem to relate to dance. But the large repertory of dance music for all kinds of occasions that must have circulated among the minstrels and jongleurs ,...

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