09 Musical nationalism

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19th Century Classical Music  and Nationalism   GMUS 203: Music in America Dr. Andrew Connell James Madison University
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Nation and Nationalism A Nation: An imagined political community What does it mean to be an American? What is American music? What makes it American? U.S. Territorial expansion Nativists vs. expatriate debate
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Early classical music in America Boston Handel and Haydn Society Puts on concerts of religious oratorios by Haydn and Handel Boston Academy of Music U.S. premiere of Beethoven Symphony No. 1 1842 - New York Philharmonic founded Theodore Thomas (1835-1905) America’s 1st great conductor Championed Beethoven. . . But also programmed American music
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Louis Moreau Gottschalk (1829-1869) Born in New Orleans Learns piano and violin Studies in France at age 13 Early compositions show influence of Chopin Makes U.S. debut in NY (1852)
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Virtuoso pianist America’s “first matinee idol”
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