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The Resource MacDowell, E. Douglas Bomberger

MacDowell, E. Douglas Bomberger

Label
MacDowell
Title
MacDowell
Statement of responsibility
E. Douglas Bomberger
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 won his way into their hearts with his poetic Woodland Sketches. Columbia University tapped him as their first professor of music in 1896, but a scandalous row with powerful university president Nicholas Murray Butler spelled the end of his career. MacDowell died a broken man four years later, but his widow Marian kept his spirit alive through the MacDowell Colony, which she founded in 1907 in their New Hampshire home, and which is today the oldest and one of the most influential, thriving artist colonies in the the United States. Drawing on private letters that were sealed for fifty years after his death, this biography traces MacDowell's compelling life story, with new revelations about his Quaker childhood, his efforts to succeed in the insular German music world, his mysterious death, and his lifelong struggle with Seasonal Affective Disorder. Edward MacDowell's story is a timeless tale of human strength and weakness set in one of the most vibrant periods of American musical history, when optimism about the country's artistic future made anything seem possible. [Publisher description]
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
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1958-
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Bomberger, E. Douglas
Dewey number
  • 780.92
  • B
Illustrations
music
Index
index present
LC call number
ML410.M12
LC item number
B66 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The master musicians
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  • MacDowell, Edward
  • Composers
  • MacDowell, Edward
  • MacDowell, Edward
  • Composers
  • United States
Label
MacDowell, E. Douglas Bomberger
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn827261041
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 349 pages
Isbn
9780199899296
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013013463
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
music
System control number
  • (OCoLC)827261041
  • (Sirsi) a1764460
Label
MacDowell, E. Douglas Bomberger
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn827261041
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 349 pages
Isbn
9780199899296
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013013463
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
music
System control number
  • (OCoLC)827261041
  • (Sirsi) a1764460

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