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EDWARD MACDOWELL  

(1860 - 1908)

The American pianist and composer Edward MacDowell was one of the first American composers to achieve any degree of international fame. He studied in Paris, eventually at the Conservatoire, before moving to study the piano with Carl Heymann at the Hoch Conservatory in Frankfurt, where he had composition lessons with Joachim Raff. There was encouragement from Liszt and further years spent in Europe until his return to the United States in 1888. There he succeeded in establishing himself as a teacher, pianist and composer, with appointment as the first Professor of Music at Columbia,a position he held until 1904. His last years were clouded by mental illness.

Orchestral Music

MacDowell's two piano concertos were a useful vehicle for his own performance. These and other compositions are in the style that he had studied in Europe.

Piano Music

Piano music by MacDowell is effective if not innovative. It includes four sonatas, the Tragica, Eroica, Norse and Keltic, studies and a quantity of genre pieces.

Vocal Music

Songs by MacDowell include settings of poems by Heine, Goethe and other German poets, with solo songs and works for male voices with English texts, the latter written for his New York Mendelssohn Glee Club.

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Role: Classical Composer 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
AMERICAN CLASSICS SAMPLER Naxos
8.559118
Instrumental
AMERICAN INDIANISTS, Vol. 1 Marco Polo
8.223715
Instrumental
AMERICAN INDIANISTS, Vol. 2 Marco Polo
8.223738
Instrumental
ANDERSON, L.: Orchestral Music, Vol. 4 - Irish Suite / Scottish Suite / Alma Mater / A Christmas Festival Naxos
8.559381
Orchestral
Around The World In 80 Minutes Marco Polo
8.223003
Instrumental
BRIDE'S GUIDE TO WEDDING MUSIC (A) Naxos
8.503134
Instrumental
CASALS, Pablo: Encores and Transcriptions, Vol. 1 (1925-1928) Naxos Historical
8.110972
Chamber Music
CASALS, Pablo: Encores and Transcriptions, Vol. 5: Complete Acoustic Recordings, Part 3 (1920-1924) Naxos Historical
8.110987
Chamber Music
MACABRE MASTERPIECES Naxos
8.557930-31
Orchestral
MACDOWELL, E.: Sonata eroica in G Minor / 12 Virtuoso Etudes (Fierro) Delos
DE1019
Instrumental
MACDOWELL: First Modern Suite / 6 Idyls / Sonata No. 3 Marco Polo
8.223632
Instrumental
MACDOWELL: First Modern Suite / 6 Idyls / Sonata No. 3 Naxos
8.559011
Instrumental
MACDOWELL: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 / Witches' Dance Naxos
8.559049
Concertos, Orchestral, Concertos, Instrumental
MACDOWELL: Piano Sonata No. 4 / 6 Poems / 12 Virtuoso Studies Naxos
8.559019
Instrumental
MACDOWELL: Piano Sonata No. 4 / 6 Poems / 12 Virtuoso Studies Marco Polo
8.223633
Instrumental
MACDOWELL: Second Modern Suite / Etude de Concert / 12 Etudes Marco Polo
8.223634
Instrumental
MACDOWELL: Second Modern Suite / Etude de Concert / 12 Etudes Naxos
8.559030
Instrumental
MACDOWELL: Songs (Complete) Naxos
8.559032
Vocal
MACDOWELL: Songs (Complete) Marco Polo
8.223866
Vocal
MACDOWELL: Suites Nos. 1 and 2 / Hamlet and Ophelia Naxos
8.559075
Orchestral
MACDOWELL: Woodland Sketches / Fireside Tales / New England Idyls Naxos
8.559010
Instrumental
MACDOWELL: Woodland Sketches / Fireside Tales / New England Idyls Marco Polo
8.223631
Instrumental
ONCE UPON A TIME Naxos
8.557953-54
Instrumental
PERFECT SUMMER WEDDING Naxos
8.557979
Instrumental
Piano Recital: Lewin, Michael - RAMEAU, J.-P. / HOFMANN, J. / GRIFFES, C. / MACDOWELL, E. / MESSIAEN, O. / GRIEG, E. / GRANADOS, E. (If I Were a Bird) Dorian Sono Luminus
DSL-92103
Instrumental
Piano Recital: Weber, Janice - ASCHER, J. / KASKI, H. / NIEMANN, W. / JENSEN, A. / POLDINI, E. / NEVIN, E. (Cascade of Roses: A Piano Bouquet) Dorian Sono Luminus
DSL-92102
Instrumental
STORY OF AMERICAN CLASSICAL MUSIC (THE) Naxos Educational
8.558164-65
Concertos
TIBBETT, Lawrence: The White Dove (1926-1931) Naxos Nostalgia
8.120593
Nostalgia
Role: Lyricist 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
MACDOWELL: Songs (Complete) Marco Polo
8.223866
Vocal
MACDOWELL: Songs (Complete) Naxos
8.559032
Vocal




 
 
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