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The Music of America

Günter Leypoldt

in Cultural Authority in the Age of Whitman: A Transatlantic Perspective

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635740
eISBN:
9780748651658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635740.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter discusses American music, starting with the vague image of the poet as an Orphic singer. The next sections look at the ambiguities of the romantic metaphysics of music and the ... More


Amateurs, Professionals, and Symphonies: Harley Hamilton and Edna Foy

Catherine Parsons Smith

in Making Music in Los Angeles: Transforming the Popular

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520251397
eISBN:
9780520933835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251397.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter discusses Edna Foy and Harley Hamilton, two early participants in symphonic music making. Hamilton was a prominent conductor of the first local symphony orchestra that was able to ... More


Beethoven and Beer: Orchestral Music in German Beer Gardens in Nineteenth-Century New York City

John Koegel and Jonas Westover

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/9780226769776.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

Some of the roots of the contemporary American orchestra were found in the nineteenth-century German American beer halls on the Bowery Theater. Majority of New York City's instrumentalists were ... 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


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