Edward MacDowell (1860-1908)
Edward MacDowell was one of the first American composers to achieve international recognition. His work combined late-Romantic influences with American folk themes.
The MacDowell colony, founded on his farm in Peterborough, New Hampshire, an unprecedented experiment in the support of the arts in America, was an "amazing realization of the composer's dream of an ideal environment for creative work in Music, Art and Literature."
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