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  • The pieces under notice are after Hugo's Les Orientales, and although tolerably suggestive of their titles, are of such poor inspiration that they have little or no musical value outside the salon type of compositions that the composer himself abhorred.

    Edward MacDowell

  • Four Pieces for Pianoforte (24) were among the first productions of the composer after his return to Wiesbaden, and date from that delightful period when he lived with his wife in a cottage in the woods, some way from the town.

    Edward MacDowell

  • The fanciful and “elf-like” scherzo movement was suggested to the composer by Dore's picture of a knight in a wood, surrounded by mythological forest folk.

    Edward MacDowell

  • I quickly Googled his name—John Debney—and quickly found that he was the composer of the hauntingly beautiful soundtrack!

    The Sacred Promise

  • The words are “after Frauenlob,” and were used previously by the composer in As the Gloaming Shadows Creep in Songs from the Thirteenth Century (without opus number) for Male Chorus.

    Edward MacDowell

  • Much of this music was composed in the makeshift studio of a German railway carriage, while the composer was travelling to and fro to give lessons, between Frankfort and Darmstadt and from one of these to Erbach-Fuerstenau, the latter place entailing a typically tiring Continental journey.

    Edward MacDowell

  • “Don't put that dreadful thing on your programme,” was the burden of a telegram MacDowell once despatched to Teresa Carreno when he heard she was to play the Etude de Concert in F sharp, so we know that the composer himself came, later on, to recognise the inferior quality of this work.

    Edward MacDowell

  • The same goes for Mr. Sutane, the composer Mr. Mercer, and the manager Mr. Poyser, who was in the house over the Saturday.

    The Fashion in Shrouds

  • But what I really enjoyed was seeing Thomas Ades's opera "Powder Her Face", about the scandals surrounding the Duchess of Argyle, with the composer conducting.

    Journal 17 September

  • Days are spent with the composer and often with a full symphony orchestra, who perform the musical cues to picture on a sound-stage.

    The Movie Business Book, Third Edition


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