Not something that happens
But the way something happens
-- Charles Ives,
Essays Before a Sonata

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Nancy Newman on the Germania Musical Society

My former Brown classmate Nancy Newman, now a professor at SUNY Albany, has just published Good Music for a Free People, a much-awaited book on the Germania Musical Society, a mid-19th century orchestra of German-American musicians who played a key role in shaping the nascent art music culture of the United States. Nancy discusses her research in more depth at the excellent blog, "From Beyond the Stave."

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