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Abraham Lincoln and Music

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Abraham Lincoln was one of America's most unmusical presidents: he could neither play an instrument nor carry a tune. Yet he had a passionate love of the arts—enjoying everything from sentimental ballads to  nonsense songs, from melodrama to opera. This 3-part audio series explores Lincoln’s relationship to the arts of his time.

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Abraham Lincoln was one of America's most unmusical presidents: he could neither play an instrument nor carry a tune. Yet he had a passionate love of the arts—enjoying everything from sentimental ballads to  nonsense songs, from melodrama to opera. This 3-part audio series explores Lincoln’s relationship to the arts of his time.

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Informative but at times a bit dull

By gibby64 - Mar 04 2010
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As someone whos father told her that Abraham Licolns favorite song was "Dixie Land," I can appreciate the indepth look at Lincolns true taste in music. The podcast was a bit dull at times, but it fufilled the intended purpose. I listen for the facts, not the entertainment value.

iTunes Ratings

12 Ratings
Average Ratings
9
1
2
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0

Informative but at times a bit dull

By gibby64 - Mar 04 2010
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As someone whos father told her that Abraham Licolns favorite song was "Dixie Land," I can appreciate the indepth look at Lincolns true taste in music. The podcast was a bit dull at times, but it fufilled the intended purpose. I listen for the facts, not the entertainment value.

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Abraham Lincoln and Music

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Abraham Lincoln was one of America's most unmusical presidents: he could neither play an instrument nor carry a tune. Yet he had a passionate love of the arts—enjoying everything from sentimental ballads to  nonsense songs, from melodrama to opera. This 3-part audio series explores Lincoln’s relationship to the arts of his time.

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Lincoln and the Theater

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Lincoln attended the theater frequently—opera being a particular favorite. In this final episode in the series, we look at the small plays and full-scale spectacles that caught his imagination and interest.

Mar 08 2010

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Lincoln and Political Music

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In this second episode, we focus on the political music of Abraham Lincoln’s time—both music created to support the presidential candidates and the music in support—or in protest—of the Civil War.

Mar 01 2010

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Lincoln and Popular Music

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Abe Lincoln heard and sang much of the music of his time— popular music like the songs of Stephen Foster, as well as concert music and opera.   In this first of three episodes, we explore the President's love of, and reliance upon, the popular and folk music of the time.

Feb 22 2010

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