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By John Spitzer
Studies of live performance existence in nineteenth-century the United States have usually been restricted to giant orchestras and the courses we're accustomed to at the present time. yet as this ebook finds, audiences of that period loved way more assorted musical reviews than this concentration may recommend. to listen to an orchestra, humans have been prone to head to a lager backyard, eating place, or summer season hotel than to a live performance corridor. And what they heard weren’t simply symphonic works—programs additionally incorporated opera excerpts and preparations, instrumental showpieces, comedian numbers, and medleys of patriotic tunes.
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72 much for him and he was obliged to abandon the attempt” (“A Chicago Orchestra,” Chicago Daily Tribune, August 4, 1889, 28). Written in 1889, this article looks back on Chicago’s music history through the distorted ethnic and class lens of the Haymarket killings of May 1886. 69 · “Serenading,” Chicago Daily Tribune, May 22, 1856, 3. 70 · “Madame Johannsen’s Concert on Saturday Evening,” Chicago Daily Tribune, October 5, 1857, 1. This concert reportedly was the first in Chicago in which a solo singer was accompanied by a full orchestra.
Memberships, which comprised several types to include listeners and supporters and sometimes singers in an affiliated chorus, typically required an initiation fee and monthly dues. Members expected little or no income, although they did share ownership of the society’s assets, such as its sheet music library or collection of auxiliary instruments. The society model developed to solve the problem of paying 7 · On “enterprise orchestras,” see John Spitzer, “The Entrepreneur-Conductors and Their Orchestras” Nineteenth-Century Music Review (2008).
You first heard a musical pianissimo, and rarest of all rare things, you heard an orchestra play in time and tune. What a superb concert that was last evening! 4 in this volume. 59 · “Amusements,” Chicago Tribune, November 30, 1869, 4. 60 · “Amusements,” Chicago Tribune, December 1, 1869, 4. 61 · As late as 1888, Balatka was still leading a Chicago-based concert society, namely, the Chicago Symphony Society (see “Music and Drama,” Chicago Tribune, November 24, 1888, 5). 2. Chicago Tribune advertisements for Philharmonic and Thomas Orchestras at Farwell Hall, November 1869.
American Orchestras in the Nineteenth Century by John Spitzer