Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
American Orchestras in the Nineteenth Century$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

John Spitzer

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780226769769

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226769776.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CHICAGO SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.chicago.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of Chicago Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CHSO for personal use.date: 20 October 2019

The Leopold Damrosch Orchestra, 1877–78

The Leopold Damrosch Orchestra, 1877–78

Background, Instrumentation, Programming, and Critical Reception

Chapter:
(p.269) [III.3] The Leopold Damrosch Orchestra, 1877–78
Source:
American Orchestras in the Nineteenth Century
Author(s):

Ora Frishberg Saloman

Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226769776.003.0012

Leopold Damrosch, who succeeded in developing a transitional orchestra in 1877 that bore his name and which emerged following an adverse professional circumstance, was an ardent and knowledgeable advocate of Richard Wagner's music and a former leading member of Franz Liszt's inner circle at Weimar. His appointment with the New York Philharmonic occurred during the widespread economic depression created after the financial panic of 1873. In addition, Damrosch's programming for his new orchestra can be briefly placed with respect to continuing critical and aesthetic tensions centering on important issues in nineteenth-century America. Although the Leopold Damrosch Orchestra has been little heralded in the current accounts, it still significantly contributed to the expansion and flourishing of professional orchestral activity in New York City during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Keywords:   transitional orchestra, Leopold Damrosch, Richard Wagner, Franz Liszt, New York Philharmonic, programming, New York City

Chicago Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.