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The Home Front

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/9780252039348.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler's life against the backdrop of contemporary U.S. attitudes toward marriage, motherhood, and careers for women. Unlike most women musicians of her ... More


Establishing a Career

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/9780252039348.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines the state of classical music in the United States in the late nineteenth century as well as Fannie Bloomfield's first attempts to establish a career as a pianist during that ... More


On Tour before Domestic 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/9780252039348.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler's piano recitals in the United States. It begins with a discussion of the development of an almost sacred canon of composers and the elevation of ... More


Introduction

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/9780252039348.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book delves into the life and times of piano virtuoso Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler. When Fannie Bloomfield embarked on her career as a pianist in 1883, she was greeted with a very different and ... 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


Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler and Judaism

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/9780252039348.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines the role that Judaism played in Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler's life and career. It begins by summarizing the experiences of nineteenth-century European musicians of Jewish heritage ... More


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

Beth Abelson Macleod

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039348
eISBN:
9780252097393
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039348.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

One of the foremost piano virtuosi of her time, Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler reliably filled Carnegie Hall. As a “new woman,” she simultaneously embraced family life and forged an independent career ... More


Beginnings

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/9780252039348.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on the Blumenfeld family's emigration from Europe in 1867 (Fanny Blumenfeld's name was changed to Fannie Bloomfield soon after), their reasons for leaving, and their eventual ... More


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