By John Spitzer
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.
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