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Importing Culture: European Music and Musicians in New York City, 1840-1890
New York, April 2002

The second Baisley Powell Elebash conference, "Importing Culture: European
Music and Musicians in New York City, 1840-1890," will take place on
Thursday, April 18 and Friday, April 19, 2002, in the Elebash Recital Hall
at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, 365 Fifth
Avenue. Conference participants will give presentations on various aspects
of the music scene in the city, documenting New York's reliance on current
and past European and English repertories. Sessions will be devoted to
opera; to performances of Berlioz, Liszt, and Schumann in the city; to the
various bandmasters whose ensembles gave concerts around the city; to the
German musical theater and singing societies; and to visiting virtuosi. A
concert on Thursday evening features music written for New York audiences
or performed in the city by visiting and resident European composers and

The Second Baisley Powell Elebash Conference

April 18 and 19, 2002

Elebash Recital Hall, the Graduate Center, City University of New York

Thursday, April 18

9:30		Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:45-12:00	Session 1. The Reception of European Music in New York
		Chair: Dena Epstein, University of Chicago

		"Robert Schumann's Music in New York City, 1848-1898"
			Nancy B. Reich
		"Presenting Berlioz's Music in New York, 1846-1890: Carl
		Bergmann, Theodore Thomas, Leopold Damrosch"
			Ora Frishberg Saloman, Baruch College and Graduate
			Center, CUNY
		"Liszt (and Wagner) in New York 1840-1890)"
			Rena C. Mueller, New York University

12:00-1:30	Lunch

1:30-3:00	Session 2. Visiting Virtuosi and Resident Composers
		Chair: Judith Tick, Northeastern University

		"A Home Away From Home: Sigismund Thalberg and Anton
			R. Allen Lott, SouthWest Baptist Theological
		"Leopold Damrosch as Composer"
			Wayne D. Shirley, Library of Congress

3:00-3:15	Break

3:15-5:30	Session 3. The German Community in New York
		Chair: Mary Jane Corry, State University of New York at New

		"The 'German' Philharmonic"
			Adrienne Fried Block, Director, Music in Gotham
		"A Bridge to the New World: The New York Liederkranz in the
			Christopher Bruhn, Graduate Center, CUNY
		"Adolf Philipp and Musical Theater in Klein Deutschland"
			John Koegel, California State College, Fullerton

5:30-7:30	Dinner

7:30		Concert, including works by Thalberg, Wallace, Herz,
		Damrosch, and Massť

Friday, April 19

9:30-11:45	Session 4. New York Bandmasters
		Chair: Victor Yellin, New York University

		"Patrick Gilmore: the New York Years"
			Frank J. Cipolla, State University of New York at
		"Grafulla, Noll, and Cappa: Bandmasters of the Famous
		Seventh Regiment"
			Raoul F. Camus, Queensborough Community College,
		"Frederick N. Innes: Trombonist, Composer, and Bandmaster"
			George Foreman, Centre College, Danville, Kentucky

11:45-1:15	Lunch

1:15-2:15	Session 5. The Super-Star and Her Music
		Chair: N. Lee Orr, Georgia State University, Atlanta

		"She Came, She Sang, She Conquered: Adelina Patti in New
			Julia Grella
			Francesco Izzo, New York University
			Hilary Poriss

2:15-2:30	Break

2:30-4:45	Session 6. Opera, Opera Impresarios, and Opera Managers
		Chair: Margery Lowens

		"A Confluence of Moravian Impresarios: Max Maretzek, the
		Strakosches, and the Graus"
			Ruth Henderson, City College, CUNY
		"An Opera for Every Taste: the New York Scene: 1862-1869"
			John Graziano, City College and Graduate Center, 
		"'Dear Miss Ober': Musical Management and 
		Interconnectedness in the United States, 1879-1881"
			Katherine Preston, College of William and Mary

5:00		Reception

End of Conference