The MacDowell Colony: A Musical History of America's Premier Artists' Community by Bridget Falconer-salkeldThe MacDowell Colony: A Musical History of America's Premier Artists' Community by Bridget Falconer-salkeld

The MacDowell Colony: A Musical History of America's Premier Artists' Community

byBridget Falconer-salkeld

Hardcover | June 27, 2005

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As one of America's greatest cultural assets, New Hampshire's MacDowell Colony has hosted some of the twentieth century's most respected musicians. By first presenting a well-informed survey of nineteenth and early twentieth-century artist colonies in the United States, a clear context for the founding of the MacDowell Colony in 1907 is presented. The unique formative pressures, influences, and motivations of the Colony are discussed in depth, offering the reader an informed understanding of its unique tradition of excellence. Subsequent material in this volume chronicles the pioneering work accomplished at the Colony from 1910 through the end of the twentieth century, when the community began to attract the attention of public and charitable endowments. The expanding reputation of the colony is seen to have been accompanied by the perpetuation of high achievement by colony composers decade after decade. Comprehensive appendixes include transcriptions of interviews with Barbara Kolb, Russell Oberlin, Howard Shanet, and many other notable associates of the Colony. These interviews reveal some of the community's most endearing characteristics, and document the profound importance of place and community in the creative process.
Bridget Falconer-Salkeld has a MPhil in United States studies from the Institute of United States Studies in the University of London. Current research interests include the MacDowell Colony, Louis Moreau Gottschalk, George Whitefield Chadwick, Sir Walter Scott, and Robert Louis Stevenson.
Title:The MacDowell Colony: A Musical History of America's Premier Artists' CommunityFormat:HardcoverDimensions:472 pages, 9.2 × 6.64 × 1.43 inPublished:June 27, 2005Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0810854198

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Acknowledgments Part 2 Introduction Chapter 3 1. Art Colonies in the United States and the Genesis of the MacDowell Colony Chapter 4 2. The Founding of the MacDowell Colony, 1907-1932 Chapter 5 3. Marian MacDowell: Founder of the MacDowell Colony Chapter 6 4. 1910-1940 Chapter 7 5. 1941-1970 Chapter 8 6. 1971-2000 Part 9 Contents of Appendixes Chapter 10 Appendix A: Illustrations Chapter 11 Appendix B: Figures Chapter 12 Appendix C: Documents Chapter 13 Appendix D: Interviews Chapter 14 Appendix E: Awards and Honors Chapter 15 Appendix F: Sources for Composer Fellows in Residence, 1910-1930 Chapter 16 Appendix G: Tables Part 17 Selected Bibliography Part 18 Index Part 19 About the Author

Editorial Reviews

Falconer-Salkeld...offers an extensively documented examination of the colony's development plus numerous anecdotes about everyday life there....Recommended.