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date: 12 November 2019

Hill, Edward Burlingame locked

  • Charles H. Kaufman
  • , revised by Jonas Westover


(b Cambridge, MA, Sept 9, 1872; d Francestown, NH, July 9, 1960). American composer. His father was an accomplished lieder singer and a friend of the distinguished Boston music critic William F. Apthorp, and his grandfather was a president of Harvard University. While attending Harvard, Hill pursued his interest in music and studied with John Knowles Paine and Frederic Field Bullard. After graduation (1894) he spent two years in New York, where he studied the piano with arthur battelle Whiting ; he also received lessons in composition from Charles-Marie Widor in Paris in 1898 and took a course in orchestration from george whitefield Chadwick at the New England Conservatory in 1902. He taught theory and piano in Boston until 1908, when he accepted a post in the department of music at Harvard. There he was made full professor in 1928 and later chair of the department, a position he held until his retirement to New Hampshire in ...

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