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by Daniel Cavicchi

Author: Daniel Cavicchi
Subcategory: Music
Language: English
Publisher: Wesleyan (December 15, 2011)
Pages: 280 pages
Category: Photo and Art
Rating: 4.8
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―Holly George-Warren, coauthor of The Road to Woodstock.

Listening and Longing explores the emergence of music listening in the United States, from its early .

Listening and Longing explores the emergence of music listening in the United States, from its early stages in the antebellum era, when entrepreneurs first packaged and sold the experience of hearing musical performance, to the Gilded Age, when genteel critics began to successfully redefine the cultural value of listening to music.

Listening and Longing book. I love books that reify the culture of the day, especially with roots in NYC (I am reminded Haven't gotten my copy yet. Listening and Longing explores the emergence of music listening in the United States, from its early stages in the antebellum era, when entrepreneurs first packaged and sold the experience of hearing musical performance, to the Gilded Age, Winner of the Northeast Popular Culture Association's Peter C. Rollins Book Award (2012) Winner of the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award (2012).

Daniel Cavicchi takes a detailed look at 19th-century music consumers. Listening and Longing" tells us many things we didn't know about music in the 19th century. As country boys tried their luck in the city and young middle-class women edged away from hearth and home, they developed their own ideas about pleasure, leisure, and class.

Listening and Longing explores the emergence of music listening in the United States .

Is listening the constitutive act of modernity? It seems so. Thanks to a flood of scholarship on aural culture in the late . Thanks to a flood of scholarship on aural culture in the late nineteenth and early. Poetics of Dance: Body, Image, and Space in the Historical Avant-Gardes by Gabriele Brandstetter. But a recent rediscovery of Daniel Cavicchi's excellent study Listening and Longing: Music Lovers in the Age of Barnum has convinced me that this is a gap in need of correction. As Cavicchi points out, the soundscape of antebellum America, and the act of listening itself, were undergoing lively and important changes in the nineteenth century.

Listening and Longing explores the emergence of music listening in the United States, from its early stages in the antebellum .

Winner of the Northeast Popular Culture Association's Peter C. Rollins Book Award (2012) Winner of the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award (2012) Listening and Longing explores the emergence of music listening in the United States, from its early stages in the antebellum era, when. Rollins Book Award (2012) Winner of the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award (2012) Listening and Longing explores the emergence of music listening in the United States, from its early stages in the antebellum era, when entrepreneurs first packaged and sold the experience of hearing musical performance, to the Gilded Age, when genteel critics began.

Music scholar Daniel Cavicchi isn't a musicologist and doesn't think overmuch about composers. He teaches American studies at the Rhode Island School of Design, and traces his ethnographic approach to music scholarship to the Music in Daily Life Project overseen by the seminal popular music scholar Charles Keil at SUNY Buffalo.

Listening and Longing explores the emergence of music listening in the United States, from its early stages in the antebellum era, when entrepreneurs first packaged and sold the experience of hearing musical performance, to the Gilded Age, when genteel critics began to successfully redefine the cultural value of listening to music. In a series of interconnected stories, American studies scholar Daniel Cavicchi focuses on the impact of industrialization, urbanization, and commercialization in shaping practices of music audiences in America. Grounding our contemporary culture of listening in its seminal historical moment--before the iPod, stereo system, or phonograph--Cavicchi offers a fresh understanding of the role of listening in the history of music.