“Abraham Lincoln’s Life in Music” Program

Elizabeth Smith Brownstein, author of Lincoln’s Other White House, will present her new program on President Lincoln’s life through music on two separate occasions in January and February. 

“Abraham Lincoln’s Life in Music”

The Civil War has been described as “a musical war” and Abraham Lincoln-a lover of music of all kinds-heard and sang much of the music of his time. With little formal education, his musical tastes nevertheless ranged from sentimental ballads and nonsense songs to opera. Pianist Elizabeth Smith Brownstein, author of “Lincoln’s Other White House”, plays a selection of well-known songs of the period and explains their significance in Lincoln’s life. This is a unique program, offering insights into rarely considered aspects of Lincoln’s temperament and leadership.

First Performance:

January 21, 2009 (Wednesday), 10:00 AM
Metropolitan United Memorial Methodist Church
3401 Nebraska Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

Second Performance:

February 13, 2009 (Friday), 1:30 PM
Friendship Heights Village Center
4433 South Park Avenue, Chevy Chase (behind Brooks Brothers off Wisconsin Avenue)

This is a public lecture sponsored by OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute).

Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of President Lincoln’s Cottage.
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2 responses to ““Abraham Lincoln’s Life in Music” Program

  1. I thought you might be interested in knowing about a special CD and Listener’s Guide titled: “Lincoln and Liberty: Music from Abraham Lincoln’s Era.” See details on the website and you can add a link to this page if you wish. “Hurrah for the choice of the nation, our chieftan so brave and so true” –first two lines Abraham Lincoln’s campaign song.

  2. please give us some music from abraham lincolns time. I need it for a powerpoint>

    Thank you, austin luszak

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