Music: Cincinnati's Festival

Cincinnati is a musical city. It owes its music to the influx of German refugees (after Germany's revolution of 1848) whom the yellow Ohio River reminded of the Rhine. With them to Cincinnati they brought Moselle and Riesling wine grapes, which they planted in the surrounding hills, and traditional German love of music. The grapes did not turn out well, but the love of music soon began to bear.

In 1873 Cincinnati's German-American burghers decided to have a big music festival. They got together the small singing societies in Cincinnati and nearby cities, invited...

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