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Strong on Music: New York Music Scene in the Days of George Templeton Strong: v. 3: Repercussions, 1857-62

Strong on Music: New York Music Scene in the Days of George Templeton Strong: v. 3: Repercussions, 1857-62 (Hardback)

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This text uses the diaries of lawyer and music lover George Templeton Strong as a starting point from which to explore aspects of New York City's musical life in the mid-19th century. This volume ranges across opera, orchestral and chamber music, black-face minstrels, military bands, church choirs and even concert saloons. Among the scenes portrayed are the rapturous reception of Verdi's "Ballo in Maschera" in 1861; the impact of the Civil War on New York's music scene, from theatres closing as their musicians enlisted, to the performance of "The Star-Spangled Banner" at every possible occasion; and open-air concerts in the developing Central Park. The author draws on primary source materials from daily newspapers, memoirs, city directories and architectural drawings.

History & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsSocial & cultural historyMusic & DanceDanceMusic reviews & criticismMusic & DanceMusic BooksMusic & DanceMusic BooksMusic: styles & genresWestern "classical" music Publisher: The University of Chicago Press Publication Date: 01/02/1999 ISBN-13: 9780226470153  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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