Abraham Lincoln and Music

Abraham Lincoln and Music

ARTSEDGE: The Kennedy Center's Arts Education Network

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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.
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

08 Mar 2010 | 06 mins 25 secs

Lincoln and the Thea...

08 Mar 2010 | 06 mins 25 secs

Lincoln and the Theater

08 Mar 2010 | 06 mins 25 secs

Lincoln and the Thea...

08 Mar 2010 | 06 mins 25 secs

Lincoln and Political Mus...

02 Mar 2010 | 05 mins 47 secs

Lincoln and Politica...

02 Mar 2010 | 05 mins 47 secs

Lincoln and Political Mus...

01 Mar 2010 | 05 mins 47 secs

Lincoln and Politica...

01 Mar 2010 | 05 mins 47 secs

Lincoln and Popular Music

22 Feb 2010 | 07 mins 27 secs

Lincoln and Popular ...

22 Feb 2010 | 07 mins 27 secs

Lincoln and Popular Music

22 Feb 2010 | 07 mins 27 secs

Lincoln and Popular ...

22 Feb 2010 | 07 mins 27 secs