Edward MacDowell was an American composer, once considered one of the greatest musical geniuses of his time. MacDowell died in 1908, at the mere age of 47 years. By the end of the 1950’s he was all but forgotten, supplanted by the American greats who would follow. In this episode, we share an assessment of his life and work written for the New York Herald shortly before his death.
“An American Composer: The Passing of Edward MacDowell” (1906) by James Huneker