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De Meyer in the South and Midwest

R. Allen Lott

in From Paris to Peoria

Published in print February 2003 | ISBN: 9780195148831
Published online May 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780199869695 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148831.003.0003
De Meyer in the South and Midwest

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De Meyer made the usual inland tour of visiting performers, following the coastline to Charleston, then to New Orleans and Mobile, then up the Mississippi and Ohio rivers. He traveled with his own Erard grand pianos, and with his brother-in-law made all arrangements for the concerts as they appeared in each city. His concerts were generally well attended, and many of those in the audience seemed to be attracted out of curiosity. Although De Meyer's music may be seen today as catering to the masses, many of the reviews suggest that his works were beyond the comprehension of the musical taste of the general public.

Keywords: Erard pianos; curious concertgoers; musical taste

Chapter.  3643 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Musicology and Music History

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