Edward MacDowell

1860 - 1908

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Edward Alexander MacDowell (December 18, 1860 – January 23, 1908) was an American composer and pianist of the late Romantic period. He was best known for his second piano concerto and his piano suites Woodland Sketches, Sea Pieces and New England Idylls. Woodland Sketches includes his most popular short piece, "To a Wild Rose". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edward MacDowell has received more than 208,526 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Edward MacDowell is the 821st most popular composer (down from 804th in 2019), the 3,995th most popular biography from United States (down from 3,975th in 2019) and the 46th most popular American Composer.

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Among composers, Edward MacDowell ranks 821 out of 1,228Before him are Lars-Erik Larsson, Arnold Mendelssohn, Emanuele d'Astorga, Toshi Ichiyanagi, Vatroslav Lisinski, and Alexander Tcherepnin. After him are Helmut Walcha, Wilhelm Kienzl, Klaus Huber, Andreas Hammerschmidt, George Crumb, and Tigran Chukhajian.

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Among people born in 1860, Edward MacDowell ranks 75Before him are Joan Maragall, Oda Krohg, Ottó Bláthy, Charles Curtis, Karel Kramář, and Hugo Preuß. After him are Henrietta Szold, Princess Karoline Mathilde of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg, Emil von Reznicek, Charles de Broqueville, Gustaf Fröding, and Manuel Teixeira Gomes. Among people deceased in 1908, Edward MacDowell ranks 49Before him are Herman Snellen, Giovanni Fattori, Ludovic Halévy, Georgy Voronoy, Nicolás Salmerón y Alonso, and Ernst I, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg. After him are Mustafa Kamil Pasha, Walery Antoni Wróblewski, Jacob W. Davis, Holger Drachmann, Princess Antoinette of Saxe-Altenburg, and Antonio Starabba, Marchese di Rudinì.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Edward MacDowell ranks 3,995 out of 15,968Before him are Tim Russ (1956), Henry Cowell (1897), Ed Koch (1924), Michael Winslow (1958), Cherry Jones (1956), and Peter Strauss (1947). After him are Rob Lowe (1964), Billy Vaughn (1919), Maurice Hilleman (1919), George Shultz (1920), Bob King (1906), and Courtney Hodges (1887).

Among COMPOSERS In United States

Among composers born in United States, Edward MacDowell ranks 46Before him are Dave Grusin (1934), Thomas Newman (1955), La Monte Young (1935), Stephen Sondheim (1930), Elliott Carter (1908), and Amy Beach (1867). After him are George Crumb (1929), Marvin Hamlisch (1944), Charles Wuorinen (1938), Harry Partch (1901), Morton Gould (1913), and Leonard Rosenman (1924).