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Listening and Longing
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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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title
  2. p. iii
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  1. Copyright
  2. p. iv
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  1. Contents
  2. p. ix
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xiii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-13
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  1. 1. “P. T. Barnum, Introducing Madelle. Jenny Lind to Ossian E. Dodge”: Capitalizing on Music in the Antebellum Era
  2. pp. 14-39
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  1. 2. “I Think I Will Do Nothing … But Listen”: Forming a New Urban Ear
  2. pp. 40-74
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  1. 3. “Music Is What Awakens in You When You Are Reminded by the Instruments”: Hearing a New Life at Mid-Century
  2. pp. 75-106
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  1. 4. "How I Should Like to Hear It All Over Again & Again”: Loving Music, 1850–1885
  2. pp. 107-148
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  1. 5. “Attempering This Whole People to the Sentiment of Art”: Institutionalizing Musical Ecstasy
  2. pp. 149-185
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  1. Epilogue
  2. pp. 186-192
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 193-229
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 231-250
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 251-256
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