The Greatness Of Edward Macdowell

Discussion in 'Movies & Entertainment' started by Joe Riley, Jul 13, 2016.

  1. Joe Riley

    Joe Riley Veteran Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2015
    Messages:
    9,887
    Likes Received:
    15,812
    At the end of the 19th century, many thought that Edward MacDowell was the great composer America had been waiting for. He may have been. But if so, he was a great American composer cut down in his prime. The music of MacDowell is lyrical, vigorous, and at times gripping, but we get the feeling that we are witnessing the first blossoming of a great artist, one about to enter the later stages of a career that never happened.
    [​IMG]
     
    #1
  2. Nancy Hart

    Nancy Hart Very Well-Known Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2018
    Messages:
    4,860
    Likes Received:
    9,282
    I've been thinking about posting this and finally found a place!!! :eek: :D

    My most recurrent ear worm song by far is, "To a Wild Rose," by Edward McDowell. Looked up the traditional words once so I could at least sing it (by Hermann Hagedorn):

    Come, oh, songs. Come, oh, dreams
    Soft the gates of day close
    Sleep, my birds, sleep, streams
    Sleep, my wild rose

    Pool and bud, hill and deep
    You who wore my robes, sleep
    Droop, East. Die, West
    Let my land rest


    ... it gets worse ... :confused:

    Nobody talks like that! :p:p:p

    Recently ran across this newer version by Kenny Rankin, but I can't get 3 words. I have to know every word to a song---it's an OCPD thing. :(

    Will give a prize to anyone who can figure out the 3 missing words

     
    #2
  3. Joe Riley

    Joe Riley Veteran Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2015
    Messages:
    9,887
    Likes Received:
    15,812
    MacDowell Colony
    RETREAT, PETERBOROUGH, NEW HAMPSHIRE, UNITED STATES
    [​IMG]
    Edward and Marian MacDowell

    "MacDowell Colony, retreat for artists, the oldest and among the largest artist colonies in the United States. It was founded in 1907 by pianist Marian Nevins MacDowell (1857–1956) and her husband, composer Edward Alexander MacDowell (1860–1908), at their summer home in Peterborough, N.H. They had found inspiration in the wooded setting and envisaged a sanctuary for other creative artists."

    "After Edward’s death Marian devoted her remaining 48 years to expanding and guiding the colony. During her lifetime nearly 500 writers, more than 200 composers, and 170 painters used the colony as a working retreat. Originally a summer facility, it began year-round operations in 1955."

    [​IMG]
     
    #3
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2018
  4. Joe Riley

    Joe Riley Veteran Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2015
    Messages:
    9,887
    Likes Received:
    15,812
    E. MacDowell: Sea Pieces Op.55
     
    #4
  5. Bill Boggs

    Bill Boggs Veteran Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    May 13, 2015
    Messages:
    3,578
    Likes Received:
    4,748
    Guess I never had the pleasure.
     
    #5
  6. Joe Riley

    Joe Riley Veteran Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2015
    Messages:
    9,887
    Likes Received:
    15,812
    Edward A. MacDowell, US Postage, Issue of 1940
    [​IMG]
     
    #6

Share This Page