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Music of the highest class : elitism and populism in antebellum Boston, Michael Broyles

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Music of the highest class : elitism and populism in antebellum Boston
Title
Music of the highest class
Title remainder
elitism and populism in antebellum Boston
Statement of responsibility
Michael Broyles
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"There is a fundamental duality in American musical culture between classical music and vernacular music: the classical canon of great musical works seems to be surrounded by an aura of respectability that gives it a special mystique. In this book Michael Broyles examines this duality from a social-historical perspective, tracing its origins to early nineteenth-century Boston and showing how specifically American forces gave it a different profile from similar developments in Europe." "Broyles argues that in America music was considered merely entertainment until the beginning of the nineteenth century, when the positive moral effects of sacred music began to be recognized. By the 1830s the idea that secular symphonic music could also reflect positive moral values began to take hold. Broyles discusses the influence of various antebellum American groups on the growing idealistic conception of classical music: the hymnodic reformers, members of the evangelical middle class who established for the first time in America the idea that music could enrich; the socio-economic elite who elevated music by attempting to use it to establish cultural homogeneity; and the transcendental writers, who argued the moral superiority of abstract music. According to Broyles, Boston was at the heart of these developments, and he describes how, under the influence of musicians and civic leaders such as Lowell Mason, Samuel A. Eliot, and John S. Dwight, Bostonians of the 1840s enshrined the symphony orchestra as the institutional guardian of moral virtue."--Jacket
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Broyles, Michael
Index
index present
LC call number
ML200.8.B7
LC item number
B76 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Music
  • Music
  • Elites
  • Muziekleven
  • Music
  • Music
  • Muziekleven
  • Elites
  • Musikleben
  • Geschichte (1790-1850)
  • Massachusetts
  • Boston (Mass.)
Label
Music of the highest class : elitism and populism in antebellum Boston, Michael Broyles
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. Boston's Place in the American Musical World -- Ch. 2. Sacred-Music Reforms in Colonial and Federal America -- Ch. 3. Lowell Mason: Hymnodic Reformer -- Ch. 4. Class and Concert Life in Early Nineteenth-Century Boston -- Ch. 5. Private Music Making and Amateur Musical Organizations -- Ch. 6. Crisis in Secular Concert Activity: Disputes and Divergences -- Ch. 7. Samuel Eliot and the Boston Academy of Music -- Ch. 8. Romanticism and Transcendentalism -- Ch. 9. Developments of the 1840s: Retraction -- Ch. 10. Bands, Opera, Virtuosi, and the Changing of the Guard -- Ch. 11. Boston and Beyond -- Appendix 1: Instrumental Musicians in Boston, 1796-1842 -- Appendix 2: Individual List of Instrumental Musicians in Boston, 1796-1842
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 392 pages
Isbn
9780300054958
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
92012422
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, music
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25629023
  • (OCoLC)ocm25629023
Label
Music of the highest class : elitism and populism in antebellum Boston, Michael Broyles
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
Ch. 1. Boston's Place in the American Musical World -- Ch. 2. Sacred-Music Reforms in Colonial and Federal America -- Ch. 3. Lowell Mason: Hymnodic Reformer -- Ch. 4. Class and Concert Life in Early Nineteenth-Century Boston -- Ch. 5. Private Music Making and Amateur Musical Organizations -- Ch. 6. Crisis in Secular Concert Activity: Disputes and Divergences -- Ch. 7. Samuel Eliot and the Boston Academy of Music -- Ch. 8. Romanticism and Transcendentalism -- Ch. 9. Developments of the 1840s: Retraction -- Ch. 10. Bands, Opera, Virtuosi, and the Changing of the Guard -- Ch. 11. Boston and Beyond -- Appendix 1: Instrumental Musicians in Boston, 1796-1842 -- Appendix 2: Individual List of Instrumental Musicians in Boston, 1796-1842
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 392 pages
Isbn
9780300054958
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
92012422
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, music
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25629023
  • (OCoLC)ocm25629023

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