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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


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


In Old New York (1886–1891)

Neil Gould

in Victor Herbert: A Theatrical Life

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823228713
eISBN:
9780823241798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823228713.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter chronicles Herbert's time in New York. Among the places Herbert lived were Union Square, Irving Place, 14th Street, and Park Avenue. Familiar places for New York's artistic life ... More


Performing

Stephen Lehmann and Marion Faber

in Rudolf Serkin: A Life

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195130461
eISBN:
9780199849499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130461.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The chapter recounts the life of Rudolf Serkin as a performing artist in the United States. The opening section relates his business dealings in the American classical music industry and his solid ... More


Benefactor Planning: Barnum’s Bridgeport and Steinway’s Queens

Kara Murphy Schlichting

in New York Recentered: Building the Metropolis from the Shore

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226613024
eISBN:
9780226613161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226613161.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the accomplishments of the famous showman P.T. Barnum and the piano maker William Steinway, two private citizens who invested in urban growth and city planning in greater New ... More


Working-Class Leisure on the Upper East River and Sound

Kara Murphy Schlichting

in New York Recentered: Building the Metropolis from the Shore

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226613024
eISBN:
9780226613161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226613161.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In the early twentieth century, substantial stretches of the city’s coastal environs in Westchester, the East Bronx, and Queens remained undeveloped natural areas. The shore took on new value as a ... More


Camille Erard and the end of the Erard Empire

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/9780197565315.003.0016
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Pierre Erard’s death meant that for the first time in over eighty years there was no longer an inventive genius running the Erard firm. But by assuming control of the firm, Camille became one of the ... More


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