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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


The Lion Tamed

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/9780195148831.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

During his second season in America, Leopold de Meyer came under attack for his manipulation of the press, the staging of ovations by claques, and the filling of concert halls with deadheads as well ... More


A Refined Parisian Pianist

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/9780195148831.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Unlike the obscure newcomer De Meyer, Henri Herz (1803-88) already had a well-established reputation as pianist, composer, teacher, and piano manufacturer when he arrived in America in 1846. Because ... More


With Sivori and Knoop

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/9780195148831.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

For his first inland tour managed efficiently by Bernard Ullman, Henri Herz teamed up with the Italian violinist Camillo Sivori (1815-94), with whom he performed virtuosic duets, and later the ... More


French Pianos, Italian Opera, and California Gold

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/9780195148831.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

While in the United States, Henri Herz actively established agents to sell his own pianos and explored the possibilities of building a factory, concert hall, and conservatory, none of which came to ... More


The Committee for the Preservation of Arab Art

Samir Simaika and Nevine Henein

in Marcus Simaika: Father of Coptic Archaeology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789774168239
eISBN:
9781617978265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774168239.003.0015
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter discusses Marcus Simaika's work as a member of the Committee for the Preservation of Arab Art (Comité de conservation des monuments de l'art arabe). The Comité was founded in 1881 by ... More


In the Shadow of Egyptology: Islamic Art and Archaeology to 1952

Donald Malcolm Reid

in Contesting Antiquity in Egypt: Archaeologies, Museums, and the Struggle for Identities from World War I to Nasser

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9789774166891
eISBN:
9781617976759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166891.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter focuses on cultural and political aspects of Egypt's Comité de conservation des monuments de l'art arabe, Museum of Arab Art, and Department of Islamic Archaeology at the Egyptian (now ... More


Naphtali Herz Wessely and the Cultural Dislocations of an Eighteenth-Century Maskil

Edward Breuer

in New Perspectives on the Haskalah

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774617
eISBN:
9781800340145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774617.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on Naphtali Herz Wessely, who was best known for his book Divrei shalom ve'emet (Words of Peace and Truth). Regarded as the formative text of the Haskalah, this book was a ... More


Jewish Women and the Reading Public

Natalie Naimark-Goldberg

in Jewish Women in Enlightenment Berlin

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113539
eISBN:
9781800340473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113539.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the role of reading in the lives of enlightened Jewish women. A salient feature emerging from the personal testimonies left by the enlightened Jewish women discussed in this ... More


Egypt’s Coptic Museum: From Patriarchal to National

Dina Ishak Bakhoum

in The Art of Minorities: Cultural Representation in Museums of the Middle East and North Africa

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474443760
eISBN:
9781474491334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474443760.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter traces the most significant episodes of the Coptic Museum’s history and argues that the museum was not founded as a ‘minority’ museum but rather as an archaeological museum holding ... More


Adultery

Frank Noack

in Veit Harlan: The Life and Work of a Nazi Filmmaker

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813167008
eISBN:
9780813167794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167008.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter deals with the hostility Söderbaum has to face as an apparently irresponsible young woman who has broken up a model German marriage, mirroring the private drama of propaganda minister ... More


Ruins of Secular Nationalism

Zeina G. Halabi

in The Unmaking of the Arab Intellectual: Prophecy, Exile and the Nation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474421393
eISBN:
9781474435673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421393.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Chapter 4 addresses the legacy of the Arab modernist intellectual by examining his striking absence. Specifically, it takes issue with the dismissive, essentialist, and Orientalist critical ... More


| 1801–2 | 1801–2 Jena: Romanticism, Salons, and Societies

Dan C. Christensen

in Hans Christian Ørsted: Reading Nature's Mind

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199669264
eISBN:
9780191748745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669264.003.0013
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Ørsted encounters the early Romantic spirit of Jena University represented by Fichte, Goethe and Schiller. In Berlin he becomes a regular guest at Madam Herz's salon, magnetized by her charm, and is ... More


A Case of Wagner

Elaine Kelly

in Composing the Canon in the German Democratic Republic: Narratives of Nineteenth-Century Music

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199998098
eISBN:
9780199394371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199998098.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter examines the tensions that existed between discourse and practice in the GDR. Despite the incongruities that Wagner posed to the state’s foundation myths, he was harnessed in the early ... More


Making Synthetic Judgments Analytic: Kant’s Long Road Towards Logical Analyticity in the Reflexionen

R. Lanier Anderson

in The Poverty of Conceptual Truth: Kant's Analytic/Synthetic Distinction and the Limits of Metaphysics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198724575
eISBN:
9780191792199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724575.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter explores Kant’s appeals to epistemological conceptions of the analytic and the synthetic in his unpublished Reflexionen of the late 1760s. That conception of analyticity proves to be ... More


Piano wars

Robert Adelson

in Erard: A Passion for the Piano

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197565315
eISBN:
9780197565346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197565315.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, Western

To compete with other piano builders, the Erard firm had a potential advantage in having workshops in two different countries. The success of the double-escapement action convinced the Erards to ... More


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