Edward A. MacDowell.


Having studied under famous European pianists and componists, Edward MacDowell is regarded as one of the most important representatives of American Romanticism. He was, among others, pupil of Antonin Marmontel in Paris and studied under Joachim Raff at the Dr. Hoch's Konservatorium in Frankfurt (Main).
His opus includes several suites for orchestra, song cycles and a great number of compositions for piano, that are all characterised by a high level of virtuosity, meaning hereby folcloristic facileness and a very intense use of chordal and tonal symbolism. Inspired by impressions of his numerous journeys, the memorable musical voice of MacDowell portrays a milestone in American programme music.

With the theme series American Romance the two artists Anna-Sophie Sattler and Eric Lenke offer different stage presentations of several aspects of the life and work of Edward MacDowell. The centre of focus hereby are the compositions for piano and the songs, the sources of his inspiration, as well as his theoretical views of the role of music, sound and text.
Via the links to the subpages Concert, Play, Presentation und Reading, you will find more information about the parts of the theme series American Romance.
In addition to the dates of performance as shown below, each part of the theme series can be booked, or a different version can be adjusted for your event according to your plans.
If you are interested, please contact us: sattler@noctenytor.de

Programme


03.02.2013
Concert
Edward A. MacDowell — Fragments
— private performance —

05.03.2013 Presentation Edward A. MacDowell — Portrait of a composer
Seniorenclub St. Bonifatius, Frankfurt; 3 pm

15.03.2013 Concert Edward A. MacDowell — Fragments
Dr. Hoch's Konservatorium, Sonnemannstraße 16, Frankfurt; 7 pm

27.06.2013 Presentation Edward A. MacDowell — Portrait of a composer
Deutsche Multiple-Sklerose-Gesellschaft, Frankfurt
— closed event —

01.09.2013 Play Edward A. MacDowell — “A House of Dreams Untold”
Kellertheater, Mainstraße 2, Frankfurt; 6 pm

06.10.2013 Play Edward A. MacDowell — “A House of Dreams Untold”
Kellertheater, Mainstraße 2, Frankfurt; 6 pm

11.10.2013 Play Edward A. MacDowell — “A House of Dreams Untold”
Kellertheater, Mainstraße 2, Frankfurt; 8.30 pm

12.10.2013 Play Edward A. MacDowell — “A House of Dreams Untold”
Kellertheater, Mainstraße 2, Frankfurt; 8.30 pm

18.04.2014 Play Edward A. MacDowell — “A House of Dreams Untold”
Kellertheater, Mainstraße 2, Frankfurt; 8.30 pm

19.04.2014 Play Edward A. MacDowell — “A House of Dreams Untold”
Kellertheater, Mainstraße 2, Frankfurt; 8.30 pm



For further dates of performances by or with noctenytor please see Termine (in German).


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