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George Whitefield Chadwick
The Life and Music of the Pride of New England
Bill F. Faucett

Northeastern University Press



Contents

• Acknowledgments
• Preface
• Prologue: A Chadwick Sketch
• “The Purest American Stock”: Chadwick’s New England Roots
• Musical Atmospheres: Early Life in Lowell, Lawrence, Boston, and Michigan (1854–1876)
• Chadwick’s European Education (1877–1880)
• Getting Started in Boston (1880–1882)
• “That Fatal Facility”: Chadwick’s Boston (1880s)
• Songs and Choruses, Fairs and Festivals: Chadwick and America’s Vocal Traditions (1890s)
• “A Hell of a Job for a Composer”: Taking Charge at New England Conservatory (1897)
• Sketches in Americanism: Chadwick’s Instrumental Music (1890s)
• Chadwick, Modernism, and the End of an Era:
Adonais to Cleopatra (1899–1905)
• “Our Great Pilgrimage”: Chadwick’s Grand Tour (1905–1906)
• Thursday Evenings and the Sea (1906–1912)
• “A Beautiful but Costly Exotic”: Opera in Boston, the Met, and
The Padrone (1913)
• “We Live on
Hope”: Chadwick’s Response to the Great War (1914–1919)
• “Altschüler” (1919–1930)
• Epilogue: Chadwick’s Death and Legacy (1931)
• Appendixes
• Springfield Music Festivals, Selected Repertoire & Guest Artists (1890–1899)
• Worcester Music Festivals, Selected Repertoire & Guest Artists (1898–1901)
• Chadwick’s Major North American Travels (1892–1927)
• Boston Symphony Orchestra Performances of Chadwick’s Music through 1931
• Chadwick’s Music Performed by Sousa’s Band (1890–1899)
• Notes
• Selected Bibliography
• Index

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