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By George W. Martin

In Opera on the Bandstand: Then and Now, George W. Martin surveys the function of live performance bands in the course of the 19th and early 20th centuries in making modern opera well known. He additionally chronicles how partially they misplaced their viewers within the moment half the 20 th century by means of leaving behind operatic repertory.

Martin starts off with the Dodworth bands in big apple urban from the 1850s and strikes to the yankee travel of French conductor and composer Louis Antoine Jullien, bandmaster Patrick S. Gilmore’s jubilee fairs, the period of John Philip Sousa from 1892 to 1932, performances of the Goldman Band of recent York urban from 1920 to 2005, and eventually the wind ensembles sparked by way of Frederick Fennell. He illustrates the measure to which operatic fabric comprised those bands’ total repertory and offers designated courses within the appendixes.

Opera on the Bandstand describes how the technological developments sweeping the rustic, comparable to radio, autos, recordings, tv, and air con, in addition to adjustments in demographics, affected the country’s musical lifestyles. it is going to entice bandmasters and their gamers, in addition to people with an curiosity in American historical past, song, pop culture, and opera.

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