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date: 25 August 2019

Hood, Helen Francislocked

  • Pamela Fox


(b Chelsea, MA, June 28, 1863; d Brookline, MA, Jan 22, 1949). American pianist, composer and teacher. She studied in Boston with D.J. Lang (piano), J.C.D. Parker and J.K. Paine (harmony), and George Chadwick (composition); and in Berlin with Moritz Moszkowski and Scharwenka. She appeared as a pianist with many Boston organizations, had an extensive network of piano students for more than 40 years and composed steadily from an early age into the 1930s. She received a diploma and medal from the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, 1893, where her Summer Song was given a triple encore at its performance of 6 July. She is noted for her songs, which evolved from early sentimental ballads to an expansive and expressive idiom in the later works. Elson (2/1925), however, considered her piano trio to be her most important work.

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