Strong on Music: v. 3 Repercussions, 1857-62 - New York Music Scene in the Days of George Templeton Strong (2nd ed.)

Strong on Music: v. 3 Repercussions, 1857-62 - New York Music Scene in the Days of George Templeton Strong (2nd ed.)

By: Vera Brodsky Lawrence (author)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.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780226470153
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 658
  • ID: 9780226470153
  • weight: 1190
  • ISBN10: 0226470156
  • edition: 2nd ed.

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