American Orchestras in the Nineteenth Century by John Spitzer

By John Spitzer

Studies of live performance lifestyles in nineteenth-century the United States have as a rule been restricted to massive orchestras and the courses we're acquainted with at the present time. yet as this publication unearths, audiences of that period loved way more diversified musical reports than this concentration may recommend. to listen to an orchestra, humans have been prone to head to a lager backyard, eating place, or summer time lodge than to a live performance corridor. And what they heard weren’t simply symphonic works—programs additionally integrated opera excerpts and preparations, instrumental showpieces, comedian numbers, and medleys of patriotic tunes.

This e-book brings jointly musicologists and historians to enquire the various orchestras and courses that constructed in nineteenth-century the USA. as well as reflecting at the song that orchestras performed and the socioeconomic points of establishing and holding orchestras, the publication considers a variety of themes, together with audiences, marketers, live performance preparations, excursions, and musicians’ unions. The authors additionally convey that the interval observed an incredible inflow of immigrant performers, the expanding skill of orchestras to trip around the state, and the emerging effect of girls as listeners, consumers, and avid gamers. portray a wealthy and precise photograph of nineteenth-century live performance existence, this assortment will enormously expand our knowing of America’s musical history.

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