By E. Douglas Bomberger

In July of 1884, pianist Calixa Lavallee played a recital of works by way of American composers that begun a hugely influential sequence of such live shows. Over the process the subsequent decade, hundreds and hundreds of all-American live shows have been played within the usa and Europe, a move that fostered either the improvement and the notion of yankee track as a special artwork shape. A Tidal Wave of Encouragement-the name of that is derived from one observer's description of the movement-is the 1st in-depth examine of this important interval in American track. delivering a complete historical past of the concert events in addition to targeted debts of the serious serious debate surrounding them, writer E. Douglas Bomberger unearths how one decade formed the way forward for American classical tune and intensely a lot impacted the way in which we pay attention it this day.

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It is the kind of a reaction from which benefits flow, and the fact that their existence is due primarily to the musicians themselves is calculated to excite all the greater admiration for them. But the presence of the two societies is not merely a sign of reaction from the long neglect; it is also the flowering and fruit of such unselfish labors as those of Mr. 8 26 "A Tidal Wave of Encouragement" When the New York Tribune celebrated its fiftieth anniversary in 1891, Krehbiel was instrumental in arranging an American Composers' Concert under the direction of Walter Damrosch at the Metropolitan Opera House on April 10.

Mr. Kelley's Complaint," MC 14/12 (March 23, 1887): 190; Edgar Stillman Kelley, "The Lost or Stolen Macbeth Score," AAJ 46/24 (April 2, 1887): 377; "Mr. A," MC MIX (July 4, 1888): 7. S. B. Whitney's proposal at the 1887 convention for the appointment of a librarian was referred to committee; the duties of the librarian were described in the revised bylaws adopted at the 1888 convention. 26. Quoted in "An Ignoble Slur," MC 14/24 (June 15, 1887): 384; and "The Opposition to American Composers," The Folio 31/7 (July 1887): 273.

58. 9. The Eighth Annual Meeting of the Music Teachers' National Association, Held at Cleveland, Ohio, July 2, 3 and 4, 1884, Official Report (Chicago: O. L. Fox, [1884]), pp. 159-60. 10. "Calixa Lavallee," MC 22/4 (January 28, 1891): 75. The MTNA Concerts, 1884-1888 21 11. "Biographies of American Musicians Number Ninety: Calixa Lavallee," BMW 22/5 (May 1885): 167. 12. "Calixa Lavallee," MC, 75. This article goes on to note that he served two years in the Civil War and advocated the annexation of Canada to the United States.

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