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