The elusive cabaret song: The marriage of classical and popular styles in the Cabaret Songs of William Bolcom and Arnold Weinstein

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Title:
The elusive cabaret song: The marriage of classical and popular styles in the Cabaret Songs of William Bolcom and Arnold Weinstein
Author:
Grumet, Amanda Jocelyn
Issue Date:
1996
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The Cabaret Songs of William Bolcom and Arnold Weinstein merge characteristics of European cabaret song and art song with characteristics of American popular song to create a modern American form of cabaret song which generates a complete theatrical characterization in each piece. Aspects of European cabaret song evident in these songs include satire, parody, and directness and intimacy of presentation. Independence of the piano, partnership of the piano and voice, and effective word setting and word painting are qualities identified with European art song which appear in these Cabaret Songs. Elements of American popular song woven into these works include jazz figurations, quasi-improvisatory sections, musical theater style, and the presence of complete theater "scenes" in each piece. These songs are derived from a multiplicity of styles which have become part of the American vernacular and run the gamut from Negro spiritual to pachanga. These Cabaret Songs provide the classically trained singer with the opportunity to experience and perform in a popular idiom. William Bolcom's writing demonstrates his fluid integration of diverse musical styles which reflect the richness of the mosaic which is the United States of America.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Fine Arts.; Music.; Theater.
Degree Name:
D.M.A.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Music and Dance
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Robinson, Faye

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleThe elusive cabaret song: The marriage of classical and popular styles in the Cabaret Songs of William Bolcom and Arnold Weinsteinen_US
dc.creatorGrumet, Amanda Jocelynen_US
dc.contributor.authorGrumet, Amanda Jocelynen_US
dc.date.issued1996en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe Cabaret Songs of William Bolcom and Arnold Weinstein merge characteristics of European cabaret song and art song with characteristics of American popular song to create a modern American form of cabaret song which generates a complete theatrical characterization in each piece. Aspects of European cabaret song evident in these songs include satire, parody, and directness and intimacy of presentation. Independence of the piano, partnership of the piano and voice, and effective word setting and word painting are qualities identified with European art song which appear in these Cabaret Songs. Elements of American popular song woven into these works include jazz figurations, quasi-improvisatory sections, musical theater style, and the presence of complete theater "scenes" in each piece. These songs are derived from a multiplicity of styles which have become part of the American vernacular and run the gamut from Negro spiritual to pachanga. These Cabaret Songs provide the classically trained singer with the opportunity to experience and perform in a popular idiom. William Bolcom's writing demonstrates his fluid integration of diverse musical styles which reflect the richness of the mosaic which is the United States of America.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectFine Arts.en_US
dc.subjectMusic.en_US
dc.subjectTheater.en_US
thesis.degree.nameD.M.A.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineMusic and Danceen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorRobinson, Fayeen_US
dc.identifier.proquest9720675en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b34582496en_US
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