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By John Spitzer

ISBN-10: 0226769763

ISBN-13: 9780226769769

Studies of live performance lifestyles in nineteenth-century the US have mostly been constrained to massive orchestras and the courses we're accustomed to at the present time. yet as this ebook finds, audiences of that period loved way more different musical reviews than this concentration could recommend. to listen to an orchestra, humans have been prone to head to a lager backyard, eating place, or summer season hotel than to a live performance corridor. And what they heard weren’t simply symphonic works—programs additionally incorporated opera excerpts and preparations, instrumental showpieces, comedian numbers, and medleys of patriotic tunes.

This ebook brings jointly musicologists and historians to enquire the various orchestras and courses that built in nineteenth-century the USA. as well as reflecting at the tune that orchestras performed and the socioeconomic features of creating and preserving orchestras, the e-book considers a variety of issues, together with audiences, marketers, live performance preparations, excursions, and musicians’ unions. The authors additionally convey that the interval observed an important inflow of immigrant performers, the expanding skill of orchestras to commute around the kingdom, and the emerging impression of ladies as listeners, buyers, and gamers. portray a wealthy and unique photograph of nineteenth-century live performance existence, this assortment will vastly expand our figuring out of America’s musical history.

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