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Sängerfestlocked

  • Karen Ahlquist

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A male chorus festival (“singers’ festival”) in the German tradition. German Sängerfeste originated in the 1820s and by the 1840s featured choruses of 2000 or more, allowing Germans to cross boundaries of region, social class, and religion, develop a standardized male chorus repertory, communicate politically, and foster hopes for a unified state....

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Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart
Musical Quarterly