New OUPblog posts

May 1, 2019

Three posts by Grove Music Online contributors are now available on the OUPblog:

 What Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel tells us about women’s music

"Everyone loves a good plot twist. And what better plot twist than finding out that a work of art, scientific discovery, or other creation was the achievement not of a well-known man, but rather a woman? Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel was a talented composer of the early 19th century who worked mostly in private." -- Angela Mace Christina, 28 March 2019

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 At least in Green Book, jazz is high art

"I'm anxiously awaiting the release of Bolden, a film about the New Orleans cornettist Buddy Bolden (1888 – 1933) who may actually have invented jazz. But since Bolden will not be released until May, and since April is Jazz Appreciation Month, now is a good time to talk about the cultural capital that jazz has recently acquired, at least in that multiply honored film, Green Book." -- Krin Gabbard, 15 April 2019

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 Writing about jazz in the post-modern gig era

"How should music reference works deal with jazz in the era of multi-genre freelancing? Back in November 1983, when I asked Stanley Sadie, series editor for Grove Dictionaries of Music, if he’d ever thought of having a New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, jazz seemed to be a reasonably coherent genre with a connected succession of styles." -- Berry Kernfeld, 30 April 2019

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