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From Paris to Peoria : how European piano virtuosos brought classical music to the American heartland

Author: R Allen Lott
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English
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"It's difficult to imagine Franz Liszt performing in Peoria, but his contemporary and foremost rival, Sigismund Thalberg, did just that. During the mid-nineteenth century, Americans in more than a hundred cities - from Portland, Maine, to Dubuque, Iowa, to Mobile, Alabama - were treated to performances by some of Europe's most celebrated pianists. From Paris to Peoria deftly chronicles the visits of five of these  Read more...
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Named Person: Leopold von Meyer; Henri Herz; Sigismond Thalberg; Anton Rubinstein; Hans von Bülow
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: R Allen Lott
OCLC Number: 1132024846
Notes: Titre de l'écran-titre (visionné le 20 avril 2010).
Description: 1 ressource en ligne (xviii, 366 p. :) ill., fichiers HTML
Responsibility: R. Allen Lott.

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"It's difficult to imagine Franz Liszt performing in Peoria, but his contemporary and foremost rival, Sigismund Thalberg, did just that. During the mid-nineteenth century, Americans in more than a hundred cities - from Portland, Maine, to Dubuque, Iowa, to Mobile, Alabama - were treated to performances by some of Europe's most celebrated pianists. From Paris to Peoria deftly chronicles the visits of five of these pianists to the America of Mark Twain."--Résumé de l'éditeur.

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