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pean culture, and these began to demand a more modern style of programme than the selections from the old masters which were copiously in evidence in the Harvard pro­grammes, and it was suggested, also, that the German style of orchestral ensemble had by no means been attained. The result was that Boston suddenly had two regular orchestras, the Philharmonic Orchestra (a name three times used in Boston's musical history) be­ginning independently in 1879, and organis­ing into a Philharmonic Society in 1880. The conductorship of this orchestra was held successively by Bernhard Listemann, Louis Maas, and Carl Zerrahn. Orchestral matters were seething in Boston at this time; every music-lover was seized and questioned, — " Under which king, Bezonian ? Speak or die!"
The Harvard Musical Association repre­sented musical conservatism, the Philhar­monic Society was identified with radicalism
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