1854–1931
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No­vem­ber 13, 1854, Low­ell, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

Ap­ril 4, 1931, Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

Chad­wick’s ash­es were in­terred in Mount Au­burn Ce­me­te­ry, Cam­bridge, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

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Chadwick stu­died mu­sic in his late teens at the New Eng­land Con­ser­va­to­ry, and lat­er with Ja­das­sohn at the Leip­zig Con­ser­va­to­ry and Rhein­ber­ger in Mu­nich.

Upon re­turn to Am­er­i­ca in 1880, he taught and played the or­gan. He wrote a text­book in 1897, be­came di­rect­or of the New Eng­land Con­ser­va­tory the same year, set up an op­e­ra works­hop and st­udent or­che­stra, and di­rect­ed the Spring­field Mu­sic Fes­ti­val (1889–99).

He works in­clude sym­pho­nies, con­cert over­tures, string quar­tets, pi­a­no quin­tets, songs, and re­li­gious mu­sic. Among his op­er­as are Ta­bas­co (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: 1894), Ju­dith (Wor­ces­ter: 1901), and The Pa­dro­ne (1912).

  1. Armstrong
  2. Eaton
  3. Peace