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From Paris to PeoriaHow European Piano Virtuosos Brought Classical Music to the American Heartland$
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R. Allen Lott

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780195148831

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148831.001.0001

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With Sivori and Knoop

With Sivori and Knoop

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(p.75) CHAPTER 5 With Sivori and Knoop
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From Paris to Peoria
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R. Allen Lott

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148831.003.0006

For his first inland tour managed efficiently by Bernard Ullman, Henri Herz teamed up with the Italian violinist Camillo Sivori (1815-94), with whom he performed virtuosic duets, and later the cellist George Knoop. Herz was particularly successful in New Orleans, where he felt at home because of the French culture. Herz's performances often included improvisations incorporating American popular music, including minstrel tunes, into his opera-based works. Among the pieces he composed while in America are sets of variations on national American airs (“Yankee Doodle” and “General Jackson's March”) and on “The Last Rose of Summer”, probably his most popular new work based on the Thomas Moore setting of an Irish melody.

Keywords:   Bernard Ullman, Henri Herz, Camillo Sivori, George Knoop, minstrel tunes, Yankee Doodle, The Last Rose of Summer

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