First Epoch - America's First Popular Music Epoch 1768-1887
Mission
Commentary
The 500
Biography
FAQ
Contact
  NEW COMMENTARY:
The Case for Jenny Lind


Read
Article
 
 
It’s hardly the case that a ‘case’ should have to be made for the most famous  singer of the 19th century, a woman who so commanded her audiences that women cried out and men openly wept, a woman who was featured on the cover of more American sheet music than anyone else during the century, including Lincoln. In the 20th century we had the Beatles, a musical phenomenon who had howling, weeping followers lionize them. (more)
 
   

The Songs of Jenny Lind, The Daughter of the Regiment (1850), lithography by John Bufford


The Somnambulist's Song

 
 

INDEX OF COMMENTARY

 
  The Case for Jenny Lind