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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


Sigmund Zeisler

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/9780252039348.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter takes a look at Sigmund Zeisler, a prominent Chicago attorney and one of the defenders of the anarchists in the Haymarket trial of 1886. Zeisler and Fanny Bloomfield advanced the ... 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


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


Study Abroad

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/9780252039348.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines the experience of U.S. music students in late nineteenth-century Vienna as well as the musical scene at that time. In the 1870s and 1880s, Viennese audiences attended the ... More


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