Contents ; List of Illustrations xii ; List of Musical Examples xiii ; List of Bibliographic Abbreviations xv ; Book One: The Education of Edward MacDowell ; Chapter 1. Quaker Roots 1 ; Chapter 2. The Latin American Connection 17 ; Chapter 3. The Paris Conservatory 31 ; Chapter 4. A Fourth-Rate Conservatory and a First-Rate Mentor 53 ; Chapter 5. The Big Break 72 ; Chapter 6. Establishing a Career in Germany 94 ; Chapter 7. Married Life 121 ; Chapter 8. Templeton Strong, Loyal Friend 142 ; Book Two: Edward MacDowell in Boston ; Chapter 9. The Prodigal Returns 165 ; Chapter 10. The Politics of Musical Boston 194 ; Chapter 11. MacDowell the Pianist 205 ; Chapter 12. The Darkest Winter 220 ; Chapter 13. European Aesthetics vs. American Opportunities 234 ; Chapter 14. A Cabin in the Woods 258 ; Book Three: Edward MacDowell in New York ; Chapter 15. Columbia University, 1896-1901 268 ; Chapter 16. Outside the University 284 ; Chapter 17. The Price of Fame 297 ; Chapter 18. Columbia University, 1901-1904 309 ; Chapter 19. A Living Death 342 ; Chapter 20. MacDowell's Legacy 364 ; Appendices ; A. Calendar 376 ; B. List of Works 392 ; C. Personalia 405 ; D. Bibliography 427 ; Index 457
E. Douglas Bomberger is a pianist and musicologist specializing in American music of the nineteenth century. The author of three previous books and numerous articles, he also served as senior editor for nineteenth-century concert music for the New Grove Dictionary of American Music, second edition. He has taught at Goshen College, Ithaca College, the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, and Elizabethtown College, where he currently serves as chair of Fine and Performing Arts.
It is fascinating reading and a useful book for study purposes, if not, by design, a textbook. Bomberger succeeds in making a strong argument for the study of a U.S.-born composer of nineteenth-centurymusic as an indispensable part of global music history. * Marianne Betz, Journal of the Society for American Music *
this is a major achievement. * International Piano *