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“ The Shaggy Maestro”

R. Allen Lott

in From Paris to Peoria: How European Piano Virtuosos Brought Classical Music to the American Heartland

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195148831
eISBN:
9780199869695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148831.003.0013
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The pianist whose American visit was by far the most spectacular was Anton Rubinstein (1829-94), whose tour in 1872-3, in conjunction with the Polish violinist Henryk Wieniawski (1835-80), was ... More


From Paris to Peoria: How European Piano Virtuosos Brought Classical Music to the American Heartland

R. Allen Lott

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195148831
eISBN:
9780199869695
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148831.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The American tours of five visiting virtuoso pianists — Leopold de Meyer (1845-7), Henri Herz (1846-50), Sigismund Thalberg (1856-8), Anton Rubinstein (1872-3), and Hans von Bülow (1875-6) — are ... More


Rubinstein's “Magnificent Faultiness”

R. Allen Lott

in From Paris to Peoria: How European Piano Virtuosos Brought Classical Music to the American Heartland

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195148831
eISBN:
9780199869695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148831.003.0015
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Although Anton Rubinstein's performances were generally praised, there were occasional comments that he had technical flaws and memory lapses, partly attributable to his greater commitment to ... More


Emancipating Sounds: Anton Rubinstein and the Rise of the Russian Jewish Musician

James Loeffler

in The Most Musical Nation: Jews and Culture in the Late Russian Empire

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300137132
eISBN:
9780300162943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300137132.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

This chapter examines the role of Anton Rubinstein in the rise of Russian Jewish musicians. It analyzes what his life and art may reveal about Jews, Russians, and music in the nineteenth century, and ... More


Joint Venture with Theodore Thomas

R. Allen Lott

in From Paris to Peoria: How European Piano Virtuosos Brought Classical Music to the American Heartland

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195148831
eISBN:
9780199869695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148831.003.0016
Subject:
Music, History, Western

An artistic highlight of Anton Rubinstein's American tour was a series of more than forty appearances with Theodore Thomas and his orchestra. Rubinstein and Thomas had a successful musical rapport, ... More


Wieniawski

R. Allen Lott

in From Paris to Peoria: How European Piano Virtuosos Brought Classical Music to the American Heartland

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195148831
eISBN:
9780199869695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148831.003.0014
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The violinist Henryk Wieniawski, though at first in Rubinstein's shadow, soon developed his own following appreciative of his pure tone and phenomenal technique. Rubinstein's other assisting artists, ... More


Zealots of Culture: The Russian Musical Society, Voluntary Associations, and Cultural Life

Lynn M. Sargeant

in Harmony and Discord: Music and the Transformation of Russian Cultural Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199735266
eISBN:
9780199894505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735266.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, Western

This chapter focuses on the establishment of the Russian Musical Society in the era of the Great Reforms and its significance as a cultural voluntary association. The Society's legal charter, ... More


“Unfortunately … He Also lalks”

R. Allen Lott

in From Paris to Peoria: How European Piano Virtuosos Brought Classical Music to the American Heartland

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195148831
eISBN:
9780199869695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148831.003.0018
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Hans von Bülow was notoriously frank and admitted in a newspaper interview that Carl Bergmann had been fired as his conductor in Boston because of dereliction of duty and his interest in beer, like ... More


Tchaikovsky at the St. Petersburg Conservatory

Roland John Wiley

in Tchaikovsky

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195368925
eISBN:
9780199852468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368925.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Anton Rubinstein opened the St. Petersburg Conservatory, which focused attention on the contentious issue of how Russian musicians should be trained. To Rubinstein, good pedagogy was unrelated to ... More


When Did the Real Day Dawn?

Richard Stites

in Serfdom, Society, and the Arts in Imperial Russia: The Pleasure and the Power

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108897
eISBN:
9780300128185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108897.003.0010
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the relation among serfdom, society, and the arts in imperial Russia, and discusses narratives of awakening from 1838 to 1861 and the ... More


The Midwest and Back

R. Allen Lott

in From Paris to Peoria: How European Piano Virtuosos Brought Classical Music to the American Heartland

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195148831
eISBN:
9780199869695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148831.003.0019
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Hans von Bülow made two tours of the Midwest, where he essentially gave solo recitals with only a brief respite by the Canadian-American soprano Lizzie Cronyn (1852-1921). Letters that Bülow wrote ... More


Introduction

Lynn M. Sargeant

in Harmony and Discord: Music and the Transformation of Russian Cultural Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199735266
eISBN:
9780199894505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735266.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, Western

From 1859 to 1918, the Russian Musical Society strove to institutionalize and professionalize music education and concert life in the Russian Empire. From modest beginnings, the Society ultimately ... More


Introduction

James Loeffler

in The Most Musical Nation: Jews and Culture in the Late Russian Empire

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300137132
eISBN:
9780300162943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300137132.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this book, which is about the Jews' search for modern identity through music, in the late Russian Empire. It explains that the first hints of a ... More


On Tour before European Audiences

Beth Abelson Macleod

in Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler: The Life and Times of a Piano Virtuoso

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039348
eISBN:
9780252097393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039348.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter describes some of the situations encountered by Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler during her European tour in 1893–1894, 1899, 1902, and 1912. Bloomfield-Zeisler made her Berlin debut at the ... More


The Temptation of Opera

Laurie McManus

in Brahms in the Priesthood of Art: Gender and Art Religion in the Nineteenth-Century German Musical Imagination

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190083274
eISBN:
9780190083304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190083274.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter explores opera—established as the antithesis of musical priesthood—as a site of debate over musical sensuality including the gendered discourse on opera and the critique of purity in ... More


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