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Ethelbert Nevin
Birth: Nov. 25, 1862
Sewickley
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Feb. 17, 1901
New Haven
New Haven County
Connecticut, USA

Composer, Pianist. Musically inclined from childhood, he studied piano in Boston and, abroad, in Dresden and Berlin. Having taught music in Paris, he turned to composing, living for extended periods in Berlin, Algiers, Florence, and Venice, which he used for inspiration for his compositions. He wrote many piano pieces which were popular in the early part of the twentieth centery. Among his most famous and popular songs were "May in Tuscany", "Narcissus", "The Rosary", and possibly his most famous and performed, "Mighty Lak' a Rose". He also wrote a piano setting for Eugene Field's poem, "Wynken, Blynken, and Nod". He had returned to the United States by the time of his death at 38. In 1940 he was one of five American composers honored by the United States Post Office Department on postage stamps. 
 
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Seaside Cemetery
Blue Hill
Hancock County
Maine, USA
 
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Record added: May 29, 2008
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here in sewickley , pennsylvania is a road sign of historic importance of the birthplace of ethelbert nevin , in which describes the music which he composed. we have streets here in sewickley , named after him. the sign is located on pa rt. 65 , also know...(Read more)
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