MacDowell, Edward 1860-1908

Edward A. MacDowell was an American composer and arranger.  Born in New York, his early teachers included Teresa Carreno, who had been a pupil of Gottschalk.  At the age of 15 he went to Germany for his formal training where he stayed for 12 years, teaching in Darmstadt and Frankfurt before returning to live in America in 1888.  He lived in Boston until 1896 when he accepted a position at Columbia University.