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E. Douglas Bomberger

Concerts consisting exclusively of works by American composers. The practice of promoting American composers by segregating their music has recurred often since the middle of the 19th century and was especially in vogue in the late 1880s, during World War II, and in the years around the Bicentennial of American independence in ...

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Chamber ensemble formed in Philadelphia in 1925 by Ben Stad. See Early-music revival.

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Organization founded in 1942 to provide artistic, financial and organizational support for American orchestras. In 1999 its members included nearly 900 symphony, chamber, youth and university orchestras. In addition to offering seminars and workshops for orchestra managers, staff and volunteers, the league sponsors an Orchestra Management Fellowship Program and provides scholarships for black American student musicians. In ...

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Amateur choir formed in London in 1833. See London, §VI, 2, (i).

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London concert society founded in 1776. See London, §V, 2.

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Eric Blom and Beverly Wilcox

A concert series founded in Paris in 1725 by Anne Danican Philidor, initially to perform instrumental music and sacred works with Latin texts during Holy Week and feast days when the theatres were closed. Secular works with French texts were sung in special concerts français...

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Parisian concert society established by Boulez in 1954 and active until 1973; see Paris, §VII.

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Performance group based in Milwaukee.

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Tatjana Marković

The first Serbian choral society in Serbia proper, founded in 1853 as the Belgrade Choral Society (Beogradsko pevačko društvo, henceforth BCS), renamed in 1929 as the First BCS. Working under the auspices of the royal family Obrenović, it was originally a male choir, later a mixed choir, and included a music school. Due to the lack of choir compositions in the Serbian language during the first years of BCS’s work, with Milan Milovuk, the repertoire was based on songs by German, Czech, Russian, and Hungarian composers. The national orientation, resulting in arrangements and stylizations of folk melodies and other compositions, was encouraged by Stevan Todorović, at various times a board member or the president and the main ideologist of the choral society, especially during the engagement of the most prominent Serbian composers as conductors, including ...

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Viennese music society. Founded officially in 1814 (succeeding the Gesellschaft Adeliger Frauen, founded in 1812), it organized the foundation of a conservatory in 1817. Originally it had an amateur orchestra; now it organizes concerts at the Musikverein with local or visiting orchestras, as well as recitals. It has an important music collection. ...