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Exhibition Themes > Music > 233. Edward Alexander MacDowell

233a.  Edward Alexander MacDowell (1860-1908).  Indian Suite, [Suite No. 2, Op. 48]. Autograph manuscript. Boston, ca. 1889-1897. RBML, Edward MacDowell Papers

233b.  Columbia University.  Silver cup presented to MacDowell by Columbia students, 1904. RBML, Edward MacDowell Papers

A Columbia University committee, after hearing a performance of McDowell's Indian Suite by the Boston Symphony Orchestra on January 23, 1896, decided to recommend MacDowell as the university's first professor of music. The cup is engraved with the names of his students and inscribed, "with the high esteem and affection of his classes at Columbia University."

(Manuscript) Gift of the Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, 1969 ; (Cup) Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Evans, 1972

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