Travel & Geography / Adventure Exploration & Travel / Wagner Nights: An American History (California Studies in 19th-century Music) by Horowitz, Joseph Horowitz, Joseph Synopsis: As never before or since, Richard Wagners name dominated American music-making at the close of the nineteenth century. Europe, too, was obsessed with Wagner, but - as Joseph Horowitz shows in this first history of Wagnerism in the United States - the American obsession was unique. The central figure in Wagner Nights is conductor Anton Seidl (1850-1898), a priestly and enigmatic personage in New York musical life. Seidls own admirers included the women of the Brooklyn-based Seidl Society, who wore the letter S on their dresses. In the summers, Seidl conducted fourteen times a week at Brighton Beach, filling the three-thousand-seat music pavilion to capacity. The fact that most Wagnerites were women was a distinguishing feature of American Wagnerism and constituted a vital aspect of the fin-de-siecle ferment that anticipated the New American Woman. Drawing on the work of such cultural historians as T. Jackson Lears and Lawrence Levine, Horowitzs history reveals an Americanized Wagner never documented before and offers a history of American culture a century ago.Comments: pristine - as new- immediate availability-  University Of California Press 1994.Hardback in dust cover - 404 pages. Format: Hardcover. Pages: 404. used books
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  • Book Title: Wagner Nights: An American History (California Studies in 19th-century Music)
  • Author: Horowitz, Joseph
  • ISBN: 520083946
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Year Published: Nov-94
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