MacDowell, Edward, 1860-1908

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1860-12-18
Death 1908-01-23
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

American composer, pianist, and teacher.

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Villars sur Ollon, Switzerland, 3 July 1903, to Horatio Parker, 1903 July 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270581435

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [New York], 25 November 1904, to Mr. [Robert Underwood] Johnson, 1904 Nov. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270581431

From the description of Letter signed : Boston, [n.d.], to Mr. Story, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270581442

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [n.p., London?], 20 May 1903, to Mr. [Joseph] Bennett, 1903 May 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270581416

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Boston, 12 May 1890, to R[ichard] W[atson] Gilder, 1890 May 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270581428

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Peterboro, N.H., 16 July 1897, to Mr. [Louis A.] Coerne, 1897 July 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270581419

From the description of Autograph letters signed (2), dated : Peterboro, N.H., 2 and 4 November 1902, to Mr. [A.P.] Schmidt, 1902 Nov. 2 and 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270581439

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Peterboro, N.H., 30 August 1902, to H[arry] H[arkness] Flagler, 1902 Aug. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270581423

American composer.

From the description of [Gedichte nach Heinrich Heine. Fern an schottischer Felsenküste. Album leaf] : autograph manuscript, 1899 Jan. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270566757

Composer and pianist.

From the description of Letters of Edward MacDowell, 1894-1900. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71068212

Based on a simple melody of the Brothertown Indians. One of ten sketches originally composed for solo piano, 1896. This transcription 1920.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of To a wild rose / Edward Macdowell ; arranged as horn solo and orchestrated by William Happich. [1920] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 42676942

Based on a simple melody of the Brothertown Indians. One of ten sketches originally composed for solo piano, 1896.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of To a wild rose / Ed. MacDowell ; orchestration made by SESAC Inc. and recorded for their transcription library. [19--?] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 50513256

Edward Alexander McDowell, American composer, pianist, and teacher, was born in New York on Dec. 18, 1860. He began the study of music as a child with Juan Buitrago and Teresa Carreño, then traveled to Paris in 1876 to study at the Conservatoire with Marmontel. Further study continued in Germany in 1878 with Carl Heymann and Raff. By 1880 he was supporting himself as a piano teacher, which he did until 1885. In 1884 he married Marian Nevins, and they eventually settled in New York. MacDowell taught at Columbia University until 1904. The MacDowells founded the MacDowell Colony at their farm in Peterborough, N.H. to encourage developing artists. His health began to fail in 1905 and declined until his death in New York, on Jan. 23, 1908.

From the description of Edward and Marian MacDowell collection, 1861-1960 (bulk 1900-1956). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71129983

American composer, musician.

Edward Alexander MacDowell was professor of music at Columbia University.

From the description of Papers, 1876-1964. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122575364

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Subjects:

  • Piano music, arranged
  • Sonatas--Excerpts, Arranged--Parts
  • Orchestral music--Scores
  • Composers--Correspondence
  • Horn with orchestra, Arranged--Scores and parts
  • String orchestra music, Arranged--Scores and parts
  • Musical sketches
  • Plucked instrument ensembles, Arranged--Manuscripts--Facsimiles--Scores and parts
  • Band music, Arranged--Parts
  • Violin and piano music, Arranged--Scores and parts
  • Copyright--Music
  • Composition (Music)
  • Oboe and piano music, Arranged--Scores
  • Music publishing
  • Popular music--Writing and publishing
  • Band music, Arranged--Scores and parts
  • Piano music
  • Pianists
  • Suites--Excerpts, Arranged--Scores and parts
  • Suites (Orchestra)--Excerpts, Arranged--Scores and parts
  • Songs (High voice) with piano
  • Suites (Band)--Excerpts, Arranged--Parts
  • Chamber orchestra music, Arranged--Scores and parts
  • Songs (medium voice) with piano
  • Horns (2) with string orchestra--Scores and parts
  • Suites (Orchestra)--Excerpts--Scores
  • Orchestral music, Arranged--Scores and parts
  • Music--Manuscripts
  • Music--Manuscripts--Facsimiles

Occupations:

  • Pianists
  • Drawings
  • College teachers
  • Composers
  • Musicians
  • Collector

Places:

  • United States (as recorded)