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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


Effie Ober and the Boston Ideal Opera Company, 1879–1885

Katherine K. Preston

in Opera for the People: English-Language Opera and Women Managers in Late 19th-Century America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780199371655
eISBN:
9780199371679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199371655.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Opera

This chapter focuses on the Boston Ideal Opera Company, a comic opera troupe. Its founder, Effie Hinckley Ober, was not a performer, but a businesswoman who owned one of the first musical management ... More


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