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American orchestras in the nineteenth century

Author: John Spitzer
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2012.
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Studies of concert life in nineteenth-century America have generally been limited to large orchestras and the programs we are familiar with today. But as this book reveals, audiences of that era enjoyed far more diverse musical experiences than this focus would suggest. To hear an orchestra, people were more likely to head to a beer garden, restaurant, or summer resort than to a concert hall. And what they heard  Read more...
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History
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Spitzer, John
American Orchestras in the Nineteenth Century
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, c2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Spitzer
ISBN: 9780226769776 0226769771 1280126426 9781280126420
OCLC Number: 780425983
Description: 1 online resource (504 p.)
Contents: List of Illustrations; Introduction: Toward a History of American Orchestras in the Nineteenth Century --
Deane L. Root; Part I: Ubiquity & Diversity; The Ubiquity and Diversity of Nineteenth-Century American Orchestras --
John Spitzer; I.1 / Building the American Symphony Orchestra: The Nineteenth- Century Roots of a Twenty- First-Century Musical Institution --
Mark Clague; I.2 / Modeling Music: Early Organizational Structures of American Women's Orchestras --
Anna-Lise P. Santella; I.3 / American Orchestras and Their Unions in the Nineteenth Century --
John Spitzer. Part II: The Orchestra & the American CityOrchestras: Local versus National --
John Spitzer; II.1 / Invisible Instruments Theater Orchestras in New York, 1850-1900 --
John Graziano; II.2 / Beethoven and Beer: Orchestral Music in German Beer Gardens in Nineteenth-Century New York City --
John Koegel and Jonas Westover; II.3 / Performances to "Permanence": Orchestra Building in Late Nineteenth-Century Cincinnati --
Karen Ahlquist; II.4 / Critic and Conductor in 1860s Chicago: George P. Upton, Hans Balatka, and Cultural Capitalism --
James Deaville. II. 5 / Amateur and Professional, Permanent and Transient: Orchestras in the District of Columbia, 1877-1905 --
Patrick WarfieldPart III: Conductors, Promoters, Patrons; Marketing the American Orchestra --
John Spitzer; III. 1 / Bernard Ullman and the Business of Orchestras in Mid-Nineteenth-Century New York --
Bethany S. Goldberg; III. 2 / John Sullivan Dwight and the Harvard Musical Association Orchestra: A Help or a Hindrance? --
Mary Wallace Davidson; III. 3 / The Leopold Damrosch Orchestra, 1877- 78: Background, Instrumentation, Programming, and Critical Reception --
Ora Frishberg Saloman. III.4 / Gender and the Germanians: "Art-Loving Ladies" in Nineteenth-Century Concert Life --
Nancy NewmanPart IV: America and Europe; Orchestras: American and European --
John Spitzer; IV.1 / "A Concentration of Talent on Our Musical Horizon": The 1853-54 American Tour by Jullien's Extraordinary Orchestra --
Katherine K. Preston; IV.2 / Ureli Corelli Hill: An American Musician's European Travels and the Creation of the New York Philharmonic --
Barbara Haws; Part V: Orchestral Repertory; Orchestral Repertory: Highbrow and Lowbrow --
John Spitzer. V.1 / Orchestral Programs in Boston, 1841-55, in European Perspective --
William WeberV. 2 / Theodore Thomas and the Cultivation of American Music --
Brenda Nelson-Strauss; V.3 / Thinking about Serious Music in New York, 1842-82 --
Adrienne Fried Block; Afterword: Coming of Age --
Ronald G. Walters; Bibliography; Contributors; Index.
Responsibility: edited by Jon Spitzer.

Abstract:

Studies of concert life in nineteenth-century America have generally been limited to large orchestras and the programs we are familiar with today. But as this book reveals, audiences of that era enjoyed far more diverse musical experiences than this focus would suggest. To hear an orchestra, people were more likely to head to a beer garden, restaurant, or summer resort than to a concert hall. And what they heard weren & rsquo;t just symphonic works & mdash;programs also included opera excerpts and arrangements, instrumental showpieces, comic numbers, and medleys of patriotic tunes. This book brings.

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