Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge supported the work of this century's greatest composers, including Copland, Milhaud, Schoenberg, and Stravinsky. While some music aficionados may recognize her name and her more public works as a patron of the arts, previously undisclosed insights about her private life will come as a revelation to all.
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Table of Contents
Foreward. Preface. Acknowledgments. Abbreviations. Editorial Procedures. PART ONE. 1. Prelude: The Atwoods and the Spragues. 2. Coming of Age. 3. Enter Frederic. 4. Marriage and Motherhood. 5. From the Gold Coast" to the Magic Mountain". 6. Chatelaine of a Great Estate. 7. The Eye of the Storm. 8. Severed Moorings. PART TWO. 9. Interlude: Testing the Waters. 10. Grand Lady of the Berkshires. 11. Enter the Archangel. 12. The Eagle Sings. 13. Peripatetic Patron. 14. Donna Elizabetta. 15. An American Maecenas at How. 16. Slings and Arrows. 17. Digressions: The Diaspora. 18. The Four Horsemen of the ApoCoolidge. 19. Too Much Anno Domini. 20. Finale Ultimo. 21. Postlude: The Legacy. Appendix A: Coolidge Medalists. Appendix B: Commissions, Dedications, and Prize-Winning Compositions. Notes. Bibliography. Index.