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 variety of the musicians profiled and for the pleasing own info supplied. this era witnessed the institution of musical associations and attitudes towards track that experience formed American tune 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 integrated are a few of America's so much favorite conductors, resembling Theodore Thomas and Leopold Damrosch; composers, comparable to John Knowles Paine and George F. Root; writers, similar to John S. Dwight and Amy Fay; lecturers, resembling William Mason and Erminia Rudersdorff; and performers, resembling Emma Abbott and Maud Powell. rankings of much less widespread musicians who have been additionally instrumental in shaping America's track are integrated besides. initially meant for normal readers, the biographical sketches not just make clear musical subject matters but in addition comprise 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 might be of price to students and researchers of 19th-century American song and to these drawn to the advance of renowned music. Entries are alphabetically prepared and contain choose bibliographies. A basic bibliography and index also are included.
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