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

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
Creator
Subject
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
Cataloging source
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Broyles, Michael
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • music
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Music
  • Music
  • Music
  • Music
  • Massachusetts
  • Muziekleven
  • Elites
  • Musikleben
  • Boston, Mass
  • Geschichte (1790-1850)
  • MUSIC / General
Label
Music of the highest class : elitism and populism in antebellum Boston, Michael Broyles
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 365-376) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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
Control code
on1032613625
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 392 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300241631
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, music
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2258174
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1032613625
Label
Music of the highest class : elitism and populism in antebellum Boston, Michael Broyles
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 365-376) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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
Control code
on1032613625
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 392 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300241631
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, music
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2258174
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1032613625

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