Download PDF by John Spitzer: American Orchestras in the Nineteenth Century

By John Spitzer

ISBN-10: 0226769763

ISBN-13: 9780226769769

Studies of live performance existence in nineteenth-century the United States have ordinarily been constrained to massive orchestras and the courses we're acquainted with this present day. yet as this booklet unearths, audiences of that period loved way more various musical stories 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 integrated opera excerpts and preparations, instrumental showpieces, comedian numbers, and medleys of patriotic tunes.

This publication brings jointly musicologists and historians to enquire the numerous orchestras and courses that built in nineteenth-century the US. as well as reflecting at the track that orchestras performed and the socioeconomic elements of creating and retaining orchestras, the booklet considers a variety of subject matters, together with audiences, marketers, live performance preparations, excursions, and musicians’ unions. The authors additionally express that the interval observed an incredible inflow of immigrant performers, the expanding skill of orchestras to commute around the state, and the emerging impact of girls as listeners, buyers, and avid gamers. portray a wealthy and distinct photo of nineteenth-century live performance lifestyles, this assortment will drastically expand our realizing of America’s musical history.

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