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MacDowell

Author: E Douglas Bomberger
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [2013]
Series: Master musicians series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Edward MacDowell was born on the eve of the Civil War into a Quaker family in lower Manhattan, where music was a forbidden pleasure. With the help of Latin-American émigré teachers, he became a formidable pianist and composer, spending twelve years in France and Germany establishing his career. Upon his return to the United States in 1888 he conquered American audiences with his dramatic Second Piano Concerto and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Edward MacDowell; Edward MacDowell; Edward MacDowell
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: E Douglas Bomberger
ISBN: 9780199899296 0199899290
OCLC Number: 827261041
Description: xv, 349 pages : music ; 25 cm.
Contents: Book 1: The education of Edward MacDowell. Quaker roots --
The Latin American connection --
The Paris Conservatory --
A fourth-rate conservatory and a first-rate mentor --
The big break --
Establishing a career in Germany --
Married life --
Templeton Strong, loyal friend --
Book 2: Edward MacDowell in Boston. The prodigal returns --
The politics of musical Boston --
MacDowell the pianist --
The darkest winter --
International tastes vs. American opportunities --
A cabin in the woods --
Book 3: Edward MacDowell in New York. Columbia University, 1896-1901 --
Outside the university --
The price of fame --
Columbia University, 1901-1904 --
A living death --
MacDowell's legacy.
Series Title: Master musicians series.
Responsibility: E. Douglas Bomberger.

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A timeless tale of human strength and weakness set in one of the most vibrant periods of American musical history, MacDowell traces the composer's rise from humble beginnings in lower Manhattan to  Read more...

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this is a major achievement. * International Piano * It is fascinating reading and a useful book for study purposes, if not, by design, a textbook. Bomberger succeeds in making a strong argument for Read more...

 
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