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Musical Exoticism: Images and Reflections (Cambridge University Press, 2009; lightly corrected paperback 2011)
Created by Ralph Locke on 18 Nov 2019

A Japanese geisha, a Middle Eastern caravan, a Hungarian-'Gypsy' fiddler, Carmen flinging a rose at Don José - portrayals of people and places that are considered somehow 'exotic' have been ubiquitous from 1700 to today, whether in opera, Broadway musicals, ...

Works of Kosma and Arlen -- Music for Autumn
Created by Jaclyn Rosansky on 02 Aug 2019

This list features the works, "Autumn Leaves," composed by Joseph Kosma, (1905-1969) in 1945 with the help of French poet Jacques Prévert, and "Over the Rainbow," composed by Harold Arlen, (1905-1986) in 1939. Joseph Kosma was a French composer with ...