Mapping the Tours of the Fisk Jubilee Singers from 1871 to 1881

Mapping the Tours of the Fisk Jubilee Singers from 1871 to 1881

Introduction George L. White founded The Fisk Jubilee Singers in Nashville, Tennessee in 1871. The group was comprised of students attending Fisk University, an institution organized by the American Missionary Association for the education of freed slaves after the...
The Global Reception of Darius Milhaud’s Music, 1922-1933

The Global Reception of Darius Milhaud’s Music, 1922-1933

A French composer best known for his participation in the avant-garde “Groupe des Six” in the early 1920s, Darius Milhaud (1892-1974) struggled to win critical approval in the early part of his career. By documenting trends in concert programming and music criticism between 1922, when Milhaud first signed a contract with Vienna-based publisher Universal Edition, and 1933, when Milhaud’s reputation in France was firmly established, we’ve shown that Milhaud accurately reported his popularity in Central Europe, adding a crucial piece to the puzzle regarding his hard won official recognition in France.