Music in America / by Frédéric Louis Ritter ; with a new introduction by Johannes Riedel.

New York : Johnson Reprint Corporation, 1970.

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George Washington
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Subjects Music
Music -- United States -- History and criticism.
Musique -- États-Unis -- Histoire et critique.
United States.
Description xviii, xiv, 521 pages : music ; 20 cm
Copyright Date 1970.
Notes Reprint of the 1890 edition.
Includes bibliographical references (pages xvii-xviii).
Contents Fifth period, 1842-1861 : The establishment of the New York Philharmonic society : XIV. Progress of the cultivation of instrumental music and the oratorio in New York -- XV. Opera in New York ; French opera I New Orleans -- The oratorio and instrumental music in Boston -- XVII. Travelling orchestras
First period, 1620-1771. Puritan Psalmody : I. Low state of musical culture -- II. Dawn of musical cultivation, early reprints and compilations of English psalm-books
Fourth period, 1825-1842 : The introduction of Italian opera : X. The opera in New York -- XI The oratorio and instrumental music in New York -- XII. The oratorio and instrumental music in Boston ; The introduction of music in the public schools -- XIII. Musical conventions
Second period, 1771-1815 : The first American composers : III. William Billings and his contemporaries -- IV. Musical theory, instruction in singing, musical grammars, dictionaries, etc -- V. Reaction against the Billings school, instrumental music, musical societies
Sixth period, 1861-1880 : Civil war : XVIII. Opera in New York -- XIX. Progress of the cultivation of instrumental and vocal music in New York -- XX. Progress of vocal and instrumental music in Boston ; Musical development in other Eastern cities -- XXI. Musical development in the west -- XXII. The cultivation of popular music -- XXIII. Opera in New York: Italian, German, American ; French opera in New Orleans -- XXIV. Survey of the present state of musical activity.
Third period, 1815-1825 : The establishment of the Boston Handel and Haydn society : VI. Musical societies and the oratorio in Boston -- VII. Musical societies in New York and some other cities -- VIII. English opera in New York ; French opera in New Orleans -- IX. The last representative psalm-tune teachers
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)100127
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Ritter, Frédéric Louis, 1834-1891.
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