MUSIC AT HARVARD Historical 2 evteJ of Men and Events BY WALTER RAYMOND SPALDING Illustrated Published in New York by COWARD-McCANN, INC. 1935 COPYRIGHT, 1935, BY CQWARD-MeCANN, INC Printed in the U. S. I CHARLES W. ELIOT President of Harvard University, H6y-r 9 o y TO Alexandrine With Love and Gratitude. CONTENTS PREFACE xi CHAPTER I. Setting the Stage i II, The Pierian Sodality the Uni versity Orchestra .... 39 III. The Choir of the Memorial Church and the University Glee Club no IV. The Department of Music . . 139 V, The Instrumental Clubs . . . 178 VL Memorabilia Music alia . . . 187 VII. Holders of Degrees, Academic and Honorary 213 VIII. Related Activities 231 IX. Prizes, Bequests and Benefactions 265 X. Finale 282 APPENDICES 293 INDEX 305 ILLUSTRATIONS Charles W. Eliot Frontispiece facing page Harvard University Orchestra 40 Philip Greeley Clapp 97 Chalmers Clifton 100 Dr. Archibald T. Davison 118 Harvard University Glee Club 128 Thomas Hill 139 John Knowles Paine 144 Boston Music Hall Organ 151 Foote, Paine, Converse 161 John Alden Carpenter 166 A. Laurence Lowell 168 Woodworth, Piston, Leonard, Davison, Spalding, Hill, Heilman, Ballantine 172 Dr. Davison and the Author 174 Professor Paine Lecturing in Music 3 ... 176 Aguilar Lute Quartet 184 Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge 192 John Fiske 196 ix ILLUSTRATIONS Serge Koussevitzky . Major Henry Lee Higginson 2Ja Arthur Whiting .240 The Flonzaley Quartet Ukrainian National Chorus ...... 256 HiU, Ravel, Koussevitzky, Spalding ., . . 2 So Elkan Naumburg 2 Music Building John Mead Ho wells 2 x Owen Wister . Georges Enesco James Bryant Conant ........ 284 PREFACE OF ALL the arts about which to speak or write, mu sic is the most baffling.This statement is true be cause the component factors of music, rhythm and sound, are intangible, even mysterious and because its message is suggestive rather than definite as is the case with literature, painting, architecture and sculp ture. Music, however, has its history like any other human activity, for there have been mighty achieve ments in this art, e. g., the Niebelungen dramas of Wagner great characters have thereby expressed themselves Palestrina, Bach, Handel, Haydn, Bee thoven and Brahms. Musicians have been as sociated for several centuries with kings, potentates, men of aff airs, and have played their part in impor tant historical events. Such were Lulli, Handel, Bach to whom Frederick the Great paid homage Liszt, Verdi, Wagner, and in our own times that genius Paderewski, who, as Saint-Saens says, is a states man who happens to play the pianoforte. xi
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