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American Orchestras in the Nineteenth Century$
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John Spitzer

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780226769769

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226769776.001.0001

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Ureli Corelli Hill

Ureli Corelli Hill

An American Musician's European Travels and the Creation of the New York Philharmonic

(p.348) [IV.2] Ureli Corelli Hill
American Orchestras in the Nineteenth Century

Barbara Haws

University of Chicago Press

Ureli Corelli Hill, the conductor of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, had organized the new orchestra and had been elected president of the society. He often wrote about the conductor's role and how he communicated with the musicians. It was clear that, in Europe, the role of the conductor was not fixed or standardized even within a single country. Hill's comparisons with New York offered insights into the quality of the musicianship in the city. There were some striking differences between the 1842 Philharmonic and the European orchestras that Hill encountered abroad. The 1842 Philharmonic was a hybrid of wide-ranging experiences and traditions. The leadership of the Philharmonic and the conducting duties dramatically changed when the 1848 German immigrants began to arrive. The 1842 Philharmonic was a truly American institution made up of and led by musicians of various nationalities.

Keywords:   Ureli Corelli Hill, Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, Europe, conductor, 1842 Philharmonic, European orchestras

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