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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


John Sullivan Dwight and the Harvard Musical Association Orchestra: A Help or a Hindrance?

Mary Wallace Davidson

in American Orchestras in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226769769
eISBN:
9780226769776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226769776.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, American

The Harvard Musical Association had founded a significant music library, sponsored a series of public chamber music concerts, and raised money. John Sullivan Dwight was the guiding spirit and ... More


The Musical Sublime

Catherine Jones

in Literature and Music in the Atlantic World, 1767-1867

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748684618
eISBN:
9781474406369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748684618.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines the tension between claims that music is a universal language, and the interest in directing musical experience towards the construction of exclusionary identities, particularly ... More


The Life in Music

Catherine Jones

in Literature and Music in the Atlantic World, 1767-1867

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748684618
eISBN:
9781474406369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748684618.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines the significance of the music of Ludwig van Beethoven, and of European constructions of his life and works, to New England Transcendentalism. In so doing, it shows the ... 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


Anthony Philip Heinrich, Hapless Wanderer

Douglas W. Shadle

in Orchestrating the Nation: The Nineteenth-Century American Symphonic Enterprise

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199358649
eISBN:
9780199358670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199358649.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

Anthony Philip Heinrich, a Bohemian musician who immigrated to the United States in 1816, became the first resident American symphonist to gain international notoriety when an orchestra in Graz ... More


The End of an Era

Douglas W. Shadle

in Orchestrating the Nation: The Nineteenth-Century American Symphonic Enterprise

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199358649
eISBN:
9780199358670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199358649.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter follows the careers of Anthony Philip Heinrich, William Henry Fry, and George Frederick Bristow after their tussle with the New York Philharmonic. Heinrich returned to Europe, where an ... More


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