By E. Douglas Bomberger
The sequence of biographical sketches released by means of Brainard's Musical global among 1877 and 1889 is outstanding for the variety of the musicians profiled and for the pleasing own details supplied. this era witnessed the institution of musical associations and attitudes towards song that experience formed American tune to the current day. The biographies current a cross-section of yankee musicians within the overdue nineteenth century, together with singers, instrumentalists, writers, lecturers, and composers. one of the musicians incorporated are a few of America's so much fashionable conductors, equivalent to Theodore Thomas and Leopold Damrosch; composers, akin to John Knowles Paine and George F. Root; writers, equivalent to John S. Dwight and Amy Fay; academics, corresponding to William Mason and Erminia Rudersdorff; and performers, comparable to Emma Abbott and Maud Powell. ratings of much less generic musicians who have been additionally instrumental in shaping America's track are integrated in addition. initially meant for normal readers, the biographical sketches not just make clear musical themes but additionally contain own details that's seldom present in a conventional dictionary and which speaks to the attitudes and issues of the overdue nineteenth century society.This paintings may be of price to students and researchers of 19th-century American song and to these attracted to the improvement of renowned music. Entries are alphabetically prepared and comprise choose bibliographies. A common bibliography and index also are integrated.
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In 1850 he was elected as supreme judge, but the governor refused to give him a commission on the technical ground of there being no vacancy. In 1860 he was again elected as presiding judge, and in the year 1874 he was elected for the Supreme Bench of Indiana, and that with a majority of over 32,000 votes, which position he still holds. We have thus far followed the political and legal career of Mr. Biddle; let us now enter his own home and see what he has done in his leisure hours.
This page intentionally left blank B Babcock, D. M. (b. Corinth, Vermont, October 18, 1851; d. Arlington, Massachusetts, January 1919); No. 97 (November 1885). Among the genuine bassos of the country Mr. Babcock should be awarded a prominent place. His advancement in the art of musical vocalism has been rapid and thorough. As an oratorio singer he has few superiors; Carl Zerrahn pronounces him to be the best exponent of the bass role in Haydn's Creation in this country. Mr. Babcock was bom in Corinth, Vermont, October 18, 1851.
He spent a short time in Dresden and Hamburg and from there finally sailed to the United States, arriving in New York in June 1849. Soon after his arrival he chose the city of Milwaukee as his new field of usefulness and settled there in the year 1850. Music had made but little progress in this, then a far-off western city, and it was but natural that a mind like Balatka's should soon make its influence felt and gather around it all the forces calculated to advance the art. He organized in 1851 the Milwaukee Musical Society, which has since become one of the most famous organizations of that kind known in this country.