About Edward Macdowell
Edward Macdowell (1860-1908) is an American composer who was born in New York, taught at the Darmstadt Conservatory in Germany, and moved to Boston in 1888 to pursue a performing career. In 1904, he moved to New York to teach music at Columbia University. His compositional style, while not innovative or widely influential, is informed by Schumann, Liszt, Wagner and Grieg. Today, he is best known for his second piano concerto and his "Woodland Sketches" piano suites, "Sea Pieces" and "New England Idyls."