By E. Douglas Bomberger
The sequence of biographical sketches released through Brainard's Musical World among 1877 and 1889 is extraordinary for the variety of the musicians profiled and for the enjoyable own details supplied. this era witnessed the institution of musical associations and attitudes towards tune that experience formed American tune to the current day. The biographies current a cross-section of yankee musicians within the past due nineteenth century, together with singers, instrumentalists, writers, lecturers, and composers. one of the musicians integrated are a few of America's such a lot fashionable conductors, corresponding to Theodore Thomas and Leopold Damrosch; composers, comparable to John Knowles Paine and George F. Root; writers, corresponding to John S. Dwight and Amy Fay; lecturers, comparable to William Mason and Erminia Rudersdorff; and performers, resembling Emma Abbott and Maud Powell. rankings of much less normal musicians who have been additionally instrumental in shaping America's track are integrated to boot. initially meant for common readers, the biographical sketches not just make clear musical themes but in addition comprise own info that's seldom present in a conventional dictionary and which speaks to the attitudes and matters of the overdue nineteenth century society.
This paintings could be of worth to students and researchers of 19th-century American song and to these attracted to the improvement of well known track. Entries are alphabetically prepared and contain pick out bibliographies. A basic bibliography and index also are included.
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