European Music and Musicians in New York City, 1840-1900 by John Graziano

By John Graziano

The musical scene in mid-nineteenth century manhattan urban, opposite to universal trust, was once incredibly shiny. due to a number of opera businesses, no fewer than orchestras, public chamber track and solo live shows, and various choirs, New Yorkers have been frequently uncovered to "new" song of Verdi, Meyerbeer, Schumann, Berlioz, Liszt, and Wagner. In eu song and Musicians in long island urban, 1840-1900, the 1st thorough exploration of musical existence in big apple urban in this interval, editor John Graziano and several unique essayists assert that the richness of the inventive lifetime of town, rather at the moment, has been drastically underrated and undervalued. This magnificent new number of essays, with issues starting from army bands and immigrant impresarios to visits from operatic diva Adelina Patti, establishes that this musical scene was once one among volume and caliber, full of life and multifaceted -- in lots of methods equivalent to the scene within the biggest of the previous World's towns. participants: Adrienne Fried Block, Christopher Bruhn, Raoul F. Camus, Frank J. Cipolla, John Graziano, Ruth Henderson, John Koegel, R. Allen Lott, Rena C. Mueller, Hilary Poriss, Katherine ok. Preston, Nancy B. Reich, Ora Frishberg Saloman, Wayne Shirley. John Graziano is Professor of song, town collage and Graduate middle, CUNY, and co-Director of the tune in Gotham learn undertaking.

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Eisfeld 1865 11 March Le carnaval romain PSNY C. Bergmann Symphonie fantastique, four movements Harold en Italie PSNY C. Bergmann TTO, George Matzka, viola T. 1 (continued) Date Short title Main organization Conductor 21 April 15 December Les francs-juges Le carnaval romain PSNY PSNY C. Bergmann C. Bergmann Roméo et Juliette, Part 1 Roméo et Juliette, Parts 3 and 4—first American performance Overture to Benvenuto Cellini—first American performance PSB T. Thomas PSNY C. Bergmann PSB T. Thomas Overture, Benvenuto Cellini Roméo et Juliette, Part 2 Symphonie fantastique, movements 3 and 4 TTO T.

48, “Und wüssten’s die Blumen”and “Aus alten Märchen” Sechs Gedichte, op. 90 (selections) Romanzen, op. 69, “Soldatenbraut” Romanzen und Balladen, op. 49, “Die beiden Grenadiere” Frauenliebe und Leben, op. 42, “Thou Ring upon My Finger” Genoveva, op. 81 (scena) Scenes from Goethe’s Faust, WoO 3 Belsatzar, op. 57 New Year’s Song, op. 144 Myrthen, op. 25, “Lieder der Braut” A Cycle of Spanish Songs, op. 74 Liederkreis, op. 39, “In der Fremde” and “Schöne Fremde” Romanzen und Balladen, op. 53, “Blondel’s Lied” and “Loreley” Romanzen und Balladen, op.

Presenting berlioz’s music in new york 31 Carl Bergmann: Hardy Pioneer Carl Bergmann advanced the cause of Berlioz in New York with particular fervor from 1856 to 1876. Born in Ebersbach, Saxony, in 1821, Bergmann immigrated to New York in 1849. He was an accomplished cellist and, subsequently, conductor of the highly regarded Germania Musical Society, which disbanded in 1854. 10 He was also cellist in pianist William Mason’s chamber music series. 11 Friction developed between Bergmann and first violinist Thomas about the ensemble’s musical leadership, a sign of future tensions, and Bergmann eventually withdrew in late November 1860.

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