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Listening and Longing
Music Lovers in the Age of Barnum
Daniel Cavicchi

Wesleyan University Press


• Introduction
• “P. T. Barnum Introducing Madelle. Jenny Lind to Ossian E. Dodge”: Capitalizing on Music in the Antebellum Era
• “I think I Will Do Nothing... But Listen”: Forming a New Urban Ear
• “Music Is What Awakens in You When You Are Reminded by the Instruments”: Hearing a New Life at Mid-Century
• “How I Should Like to Hear It All Over Again & Again”: Loving Music, 1850–1885
• “Attempering This Whole People to the Sentiment of Art”: Institutionalizing Musical Ecstasy
• Epilogue
• Notes
• Bibliography
• Index

Fri, 2 Mar 2018 15:00:23 -0500