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The Nationalism Controversy: Quotation or Intonation?

Michael V. Pisani

in Imagining Native America in Music

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108934
eISBN:
9780300130737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108934.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter examines the ideas debated by composers and critics at the turn of the twentieth century related to the concept of what is “Indian” and the meaning of American expressions of musical ... More


Columbia University, 1901–1904

E. Douglas Bomberger

in MacDowell

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199899296
eISBN:
9780190268343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199899296.003.0018
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter describes MacDowell's activities from 1901–1904. These include his efforts to establish a united Department of Fine Arts at Columbia that would integrate music with the sister arts of ... More


MacDowell

E. Douglas Bomberger

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199899296
eISBN:
9780190268343
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199899296.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

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 ... More


A Living Death

E. Douglas Bomberger

in MacDowell

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199899296
eISBN:
9780190268343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199899296.003.0019
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter describes MacDowell's life after leaving Columbia University. These include teaching piano; his election as a founding member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters; and his ... More


The Prodigal Returns

E. Douglas Bomberger

in MacDowell

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199899296
eISBN:
9780190268343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199899296.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter describes events following Edward and Marian MacDowell's return to the United States in 1888. They settled in one of the wealthiest sections of Boston where Edward began teaching piano ... More


International Tastes vs. American Opportunities

E. Douglas Bomberger

in MacDowell

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199899296
eISBN:
9780190268343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199899296.003.0013
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on MacDowell's opposition to the American Composers' Concert movement. MacDowell returned home at a time when the American public's support for American composers was at an ... More


Establishing a Career in Germany

E. Douglas Bomberger

in MacDowell

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199899296
eISBN:
9780190268343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199899296.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter describes Edward MacDowell's efforts to establish a career in Germany. In the years following his 11 July 1882 performance in Zürich, MacDowell worked incessantly to capitalize on this ... More


Templeton Strong, Loyal Friend

E. Douglas Bomberger

in MacDowell

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199899296
eISBN:
9780190268343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199899296.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter describes Edward MacDowell's close personal bond with George Templeton Strong Jr. Strong, the son of a prominent Manhattan lawyer, was four and one-half years older than MacDowell and ... More


MacDowell’s Legacy

E. Douglas Bomberger

in MacDowell

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199899296
eISBN:
9780190268343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199899296.003.0020
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on the legacy of Edward MacDowell. MacDowell created a body of significant concert works that outlived him by generations. His two concertos remain the most important works in ... More


Married Life

E. Douglas Bomberger

in MacDowell

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199899296
eISBN:
9780190268343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199899296.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter describes Edward MacDowell's marriage to Marian Nevins on 21 July 1884. Two days after the wedding, the couple sailed to England for a brief honeymoon. They visited Exeter and Bath, and ... More


MacDowell the Pianist

E. Douglas Bomberger

in MacDowell

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199899296
eISBN:
9780190268343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199899296.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, American

In Boston, necessity forced MacDowell to rely on his piano skills to earn a living, and during the next several years he made his reputation as much by performing and teaching as by composing. This ... More


The Big Break

E. Douglas Bomberger

in MacDowell

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199899296
eISBN:
9780190268343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199899296.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter describes Edward MacDowell's big break, when he had the opportunity to perform one of his own compositions before an audience of Germany's most influential connoisseurs of modern music ... More


A Fourth-Rate Conservatory and a First-Rate Mentor

E. Douglas Bomberger

in MacDowell

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199899296
eISBN:
9780190268343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199899296.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter describes Edward MacDowell's musical training in Germany. The piano teacher with whom MacDowell intended to study was Carl Heymann (1851–1922), considered one of the most gifted pianists ... More


Columbia University, 1896–1901

E. Douglas Bomberger

in MacDowell

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199899296
eISBN:
9780190268343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199899296.003.0015
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter describes Edward MacDowell's first few years as head of the new music department at Columbia University. During his first year at Columbia, MacDowell was a one-man department, teaching ... More


The Price of Fame

E. Douglas Bomberger

in MacDowell

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199899296
eISBN:
9780190268343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199899296.003.0017
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter considers the price that came with MacDowell's newfound fame. MacDowell became the first American composer of art music to be well known and widely performed on both sides of the ... More


Outside the University

E. Douglas Bomberger

in MacDowell

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199899296
eISBN:
9780190268343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199899296.003.0016
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter describes Edward MacDowell's career outside Columbia University. These include his acceptance of the position of the Mendelssohn Glee Club's new director in the fall of 1896. The club ... More


The Politics of Musical Boston

E. Douglas Bomberger

in MacDowell

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199899296
eISBN:
9780190268343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199899296.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter describes how Edward MacDowell dealt with the complicated and potentially treacherous politics of musical Boston. Despite the warm welcome extended by colleagues, his success would ... More


The Darkest Winter

E. Douglas Bomberger

in MacDowell

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199899296
eISBN:
9780190268343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199899296.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on events during the winter of 1892–93. A life-threatening illness forced Marian MacDowell to seek treatment in Philadelphia while Edward stayed in Boston. Most of his daily ... More


A Cabin in the Woods

E. Douglas Bomberger

in MacDowell

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199899296
eISBN:
9780190268343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199899296.003.0014
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter describes the fulfillment of Edward and Marian's dream to own a country home. In 1896 they purchased an eighty-acre farm in the small town of Peterborough, a few hours outside Boston. In ... More


The Paris Conservatory

E. Douglas Bomberger

in MacDowell

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199899296
eISBN:
9780190268343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199899296.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter describes events following Edward MacDowell's arrival in France in 1876 to audition for the Paris Conservatory. He eventually earned admission to the most exclusive music school in the ... More


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