By E. Douglas Bomberger

The sequence of biographical sketches released through Brainard's Musical World among 1877 and 1889 is remarkable for the range of the musicians profiled and for the unique own info 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 yank musicians within the overdue nineteenth century, together with singers, instrumentalists, writers, academics, and composers. one of the musicians incorporated are a few of America's such a lot well-liked conductors, corresponding to Theodore Thomas and Leopold Damrosch; composers, akin to John Knowles Paine and George F. Root; writers, akin to John S. Dwight and Amy Fay; academics, corresponding to William Mason and Erminia Rudersdorff; and performers, equivalent to Emma Abbott and Maud Powell. rankings of much less regularly occurring musicians who have been additionally instrumental in shaping America's track are incorporated in addition. initially meant for basic readers, the biographical sketches not just make clear musical subject matters but in addition contain own info that's seldom present in a conventional dictionary and which speaks to the attitudes and issues of the past due nineteenth century society.

This paintings could be of worth to students and researchers of 19th-century American track and to these drawn to the advance of renowned music. Entries are alphabetically prepared and comprise pick out bibliographies. A normal bibliography and index also are included.

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