Alan R. H. Baker. Amateur Musical Societies and Sports Clubs in Provincial France, 1848–1914: Harmony and Hostility. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. xi + 350 pp. $109.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-319-57992-4.
Tim Rayborn. A New English Music: Composers and Folk Traditions in England’s Musical Renaissance from the Late 19th to the Mid-20th Century. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2016. 312 pp. $39.95 (paperback), ISBN 978-0-78649-634-1.
Beth Abelson Macleod. Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler: The Life and Times of a Piano Virtuoso. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2015.
In the late nineteenth century, Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler, a young Jewish woman from Chicago, rose to become one of the most celebrated pianists on the world stage. In her nearly forty-year career, Bloomfield-Zeisler appeared to critical acclaim in every major U.S.