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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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Theodore Thomas and the Cultivation of American Music

Theodore Thomas and the Cultivation of American Music

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(p.395) [V.2] Theodore Thomas and the Cultivation of American Music
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American Orchestras in the Nineteenth Century
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Brenda Nelson-strauss

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226769776.003.0017

Theodore Thomas was one of America's most influential conductors and orchestra builders. He led the Brooklyn Philharmonic Society, the New York Philharmonic, and the Chicago Orchestra (later renamed the Chicago Symphony Orchestra). Thomas's music library, as well as the unpublished portion of his concert programs, showed a much broader range of repertory and shed new light on his performances of American works and relationships with American composers. He continued to program music by American composers, and his American concerts in his Chicago summer series were part of a trend. Moreover, Thomas did not grow more conservative in his later years. He then conducted at least four hundred individual works by more than 150 composers who were either native-born or resident Americans.

Keywords:   Theodore Thomas, America, conductors, orchestra builders, Brooklyn Philharmonic Society, New York Philharmonic, Chicago Orchestra

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