Ethelbert Woodbridge Nevin

Ethelbert Woodbridge Nevin

Birth
Sewickley, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 17 Feb 1901 (aged 38)
New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Blue Hill, Hancock County, Maine, USA
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Memorial ID 27184935 · View Source
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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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  • Added: 29 May 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 27184935
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ethelbert Woodbridge Nevin (25 Nov 1862–17 Feb 1901), Find a Grave Memorial no. 27184935, citing Seaside Cemetery, Blue Hill, Hancock County, Maine, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .