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By John Spitzer

Studies of live performance existence in nineteenth-century the USA have as a rule been restricted to giant orchestras and the courses we're accustomed to at the present time. yet as this booklet unearths, audiences of that period loved way more varied musical reviews than this concentration might recommend. to listen to an orchestra, humans have been likely to head to a lager backyard, eating place, or summer time hotel than to a live performance corridor. And what they heard weren’t simply symphonic works—programs additionally integrated opera excerpts and preparations, instrumental showpieces, comedian numbers, and medleys of patriotic tunes.

This publication brings jointly musicologists and historians to enquire the numerous orchestras and courses that constructed in nineteenth-century the US. as well as reflecting at the track that orchestras performed and the socioeconomic points of establishing and keeping orchestras, the ebook considers a variety of subject matters, together with audiences, marketers, live performance preparations, excursions, and musicians’ unions. The authors additionally convey that the interval observed a major inflow of immigrant performers, the expanding skill of orchestras to shuttle around the kingdom, and the emerging impression of girls as listeners, consumers, and avid gamers. portray a wealthy and targeted photo of nineteenth-century live performance existence, this assortment will significantly develop our figuring out of America’s musical history.

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