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George Whitefield Chadwick
     

George Whitefield Chadwick

by Bill F. Faucett
 

George Whitefield Chadwick was one of the most prolific composers that the United States ever produced. During a career that spanned over 50 years, he was considered the Dean of American Composers from the 1880s until after World War I. He composed in nearly every genre, including opera/stage works (seven), orchestral music (17 major works), songs (over 100), and

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George Whitefield Chadwick was one of the most prolific composers that the United States ever produced. During a career that spanned over 50 years, he was considered the Dean of American Composers from the 1880s until after World War I. He composed in nearly every genre, including opera/stage works (seven), orchestral music (17 major works), songs (over 100), and dozens of choral and chamber works. Chadwick benefited from numerous performances of his music—particularly by the Boston Symphony Orchestra—and many of his works were published during his lifetime. He was also considered one of the foremost teachers of his era. He began teaching composition at the New England Conservatory of Music, and became its Dean in 1897, a post he held for more than 30 years. Chadwick and his music are currently enjoying a revival.

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Booknews
A bibliography of work by and about the American composer G.W. Chadwick (1854-1931). The bulk of the book covers Chadwick's compositions, their premiers, other performances, and the critical reception of his work. Includes a bibliography of the composer's own writings. Also included is a discography and a discography bibliography which features critical reviews of the discography. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313300677
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/30/1998
Series:
Bio-Bibliographies in Music Series
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)

Meet the Author

BILL F. FAUCETT, whose specialty is American music, teaches in West Palm Beach, Florida, where he is also a music critic for The Palm Beach Post. He is the author of George Whitefield Chadwick: His Symphonic Works (1996).

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