Edward MacDowell piano music online at Wellesley College

Biographical information:

The best-known American composer of his day, Edward MacDowell (1860-1908) wrote numerous descriptive short pieces for solo piano -- miniature tone poems inspired by poetry, fairy tales, nature, and in particular, the New England countryside.

FOR FURTHER READING

  • Catalogue of an exhibition illustrating the life and work of Edward MacDowell, 1861-1908: Professor of Music in Columbia University 1896-1904: together with the addresses delivered at the opening ceremony, April 27, 1938. New York: Columbia University Library, 1938.
  • Gilman, Lawrence. Edward MacDowell: a study. New York: DaCapo Press, 1969.
  • Levy, Alan Howard. Edward MacDowell: an American master. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, 1998. In Music Library: ML410.M12 L48 1998
  • Porte, John Fielder. Edward MacDowell: a great American tone poet, his life and music. New York: Dutton, 1922. In Music Library: MT92.M13 P6
  • Sonneck, Oscar George Theodore. Catalogue of first editions of Edward MacDowell (1861-1908). Washington: Library of Congress/Music Division; Govt. Print. Office, 1917. In Music Library: ML134.M3 S66

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Wellesley College Music Library, Date created: March 2004, Last date modified: September 12, 2005