Chadwick, George Whitefield

Chadwick, George Whitefield,

1854–1931, American composer, b. Lowell, Mass., studied in Germany. In 1882 he joined the faculty of the New England Conservatory of Music, of which he was director from 1897 until his death. His chief compositions are the overtures The Miller's Daughter (1884) and Rip Van Winkle (1879); the opera Judith (1901); and especially Symphonic Sketches (1908) and the song A Ballad of Trees and the Master (1899). Although much influenced by German music, Chadwick's best works have been described as having Yankee humor and impudence.
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Chadwick, George Whitefield

(1854–1931) composer; born in Lowell, Mass. After studies in the U.S. and Germany he settled in Boston, Mass., teaching privately and at the New England Conservatory. His music, in a late-Romantic idiom, was part of the era's "Boston classic" school.
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