The Resource Democracy at the opera : music, theater, and culture in New York City, 1815-60, Karen Ahlquist

Democracy at the opera : music, theater, and culture in New York City, 1815-60, Karen Ahlquist

Label
Democracy at the opera : music, theater, and culture in New York City, 1815-60
Title
Democracy at the opera
Title remainder
music, theater, and culture in New York City, 1815-60
Statement of responsibility
Karen Ahlquist
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Was there opera - and just what was it like - in New York City before the advent of the Metropolitan Opera Company? In exploring these questions, Karen Ahlquist describes the social, cultural, economic, and esthetic factors that led to the assimilation of Italian opera - a complex, expensive genre of elitist reputation - into New York's business oriented community, with its English cultural heritage and sacred republican traditions. In her lively description of opera as few today can imagine it, Ahlquist considers Jacksonian-era efforts to create a polite social setting, the influence of a socially based clash between "respectability" and broad public access, and the role of music in shaping, not just reflecting, social and cultural life
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ahlquist, Karen
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML1711.8.N3
LC item number
A45 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Opera
  • Music
  • Music
  • Music and society
  • Opera's
  • Muziekleven
  • Musikleben
  • Oper
  • Music
  • Music
  • Opera
  • New York <NY>
  • New York (State)
Label
Democracy at the opera : music, theater, and culture in New York City, 1815-60, Karen Ahlquist
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
English opera as popular culture : The Beggar's opera tradition -- Nature's new mirror : English opera and theatrical reform -- Culture and commerce : the first opera nights in New York -- "Directly from the heart" : English opera and the power of music in the age of sentiment -- The failure that flourished : early New York opera houses -- The new Italian opera and its reception -- Opera and the "higher order of composition."
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 248 pages
Isbn
9780252022722
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
96004494
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34149155
  • (OCoLC)ocm34149155
Label
Democracy at the opera : music, theater, and culture in New York City, 1815-60, Karen Ahlquist
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
English opera as popular culture : The Beggar's opera tradition -- Nature's new mirror : English opera and theatrical reform -- Culture and commerce : the first opera nights in New York -- "Directly from the heart" : English opera and the power of music in the age of sentiment -- The failure that flourished : early New York opera houses -- The new Italian opera and its reception -- Opera and the "higher order of composition."
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 248 pages
Isbn
9780252022722
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
96004494
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34149155
  • (OCoLC)ocm34149155

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