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 Harriet <I>Ware</I> Krumbhaar

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Harriet Ware Krumbhaar

Birth
Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, USA
Death
9 Feb 1962 (aged 84)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial
Uniondale, Nassau County, New York, USA
Plot
section 25
Memorial ID
57681291 View Source

Biographical Sketch about Harriet Ware Krumbhaar:

Harriet Ware, Music Teacher, Pianist, and noted Composer, was born in Waupun, Wisconsin on Aug. 26, 1877, daughter of Silas Edward and Emily (Sperry) Ware.

She graduated from the Pillsbury Conservatory of Music in Owatonna, Minnesota in 1895 and studied piano with William Mason, singing with Mme. La Grange, Paris, composition w. Sigismond Stojowski, Paris, and Hugo Kaun, Berlin.

She has appeared as composer-pianist throughout the United States; a Composer of many songs which gained favor with the musical public and the critics; notably the Hindu Slumber Song, Boat Song, Sunlight Waltz Song. The Princess of the Morning, A Day In Arcady (song cycle for two voices); The Oblation; Persian Serenade, and others, including "Sir Oluf," cantata for soli, women's chorus and orchestra; 1-act opera, "Undine" (poem by Edwin Markham), f. tenor and soprano soli, women's chorus and orchestra (prod. Philadelphia, 1915); choral work, "The Cross"; piano pieces and songs (38 published to 1917).

Harriet was first director and vice president, Musical Art Society of Long Island, NY; honorable member Rubinstein Club, New York. Member, MacDowell Club of N.Y. City.

She has given concerts of her own works, one of which (Carnegie Hall, N.Y. City), given Apr. 18. 1913, was said to be one of the greatest ever undertaken by any composer.

In December of the same year,(Dec. 8, 1913) Harriet married Hugh Montgomery Krumbhaar (civil engineer) of New Orleans, Louisiana. Couple appear to be childless; much has been written about the lady, but no children are mentioned.

[SOURCE 1, Google: "International who's who in music and musical gazetteer" edited by César Saerchinge]

After her Husbands death in 1950 of heart disease, Ware moved to New York City, where she died at home on February 9,1962 of natural causes following several months of ill health after breaking her hip. She was buried in Greenfield Cemetery, Hempstead, New York.

Her last published work and one of her finest, is 1st Corinthians 13, set to music; the work was appropriately entitled, "The Greatest of these"

[SOURCE 2, Google: "Past and Promise: Lives of New Jersey Women" by Joan N Burstyn. Note: Harriet and husband spent Summers in Plainfield, New Jersey.

Biographical Sketch about Harriet Ware Krumbhaar:

Harriet Ware, Music Teacher, Pianist, and noted Composer, was born in Waupun, Wisconsin on Aug. 26, 1877, daughter of Silas Edward and Emily (Sperry) Ware.

She graduated from the Pillsbury Conservatory of Music in Owatonna, Minnesota in 1895 and studied piano with William Mason, singing with Mme. La Grange, Paris, composition w. Sigismond Stojowski, Paris, and Hugo Kaun, Berlin.

She has appeared as composer-pianist throughout the United States; a Composer of many songs which gained favor with the musical public and the critics; notably the Hindu Slumber Song, Boat Song, Sunlight Waltz Song. The Princess of the Morning, A Day In Arcady (song cycle for two voices); The Oblation; Persian Serenade, and others, including "Sir Oluf," cantata for soli, women's chorus and orchestra; 1-act opera, "Undine" (poem by Edwin Markham), f. tenor and soprano soli, women's chorus and orchestra (prod. Philadelphia, 1915); choral work, "The Cross"; piano pieces and songs (38 published to 1917).

Harriet was first director and vice president, Musical Art Society of Long Island, NY; honorable member Rubinstein Club, New York. Member, MacDowell Club of N.Y. City.

She has given concerts of her own works, one of which (Carnegie Hall, N.Y. City), given Apr. 18. 1913, was said to be one of the greatest ever undertaken by any composer.

In December of the same year,(Dec. 8, 1913) Harriet married Hugh Montgomery Krumbhaar (civil engineer) of New Orleans, Louisiana. Couple appear to be childless; much has been written about the lady, but no children are mentioned.

[SOURCE 1, Google: "International who's who in music and musical gazetteer" edited by César Saerchinge]

After her Husbands death in 1950 of heart disease, Ware moved to New York City, where she died at home on February 9,1962 of natural causes following several months of ill health after breaking her hip. She was buried in Greenfield Cemetery, Hempstead, New York.

Her last published work and one of her finest, is 1st Corinthians 13, set to music; the work was appropriately entitled, "The Greatest of these"

[SOURCE 2, Google: "Past and Promise: Lives of New Jersey Women" by Joan N Burstyn. Note: Harriet and husband spent Summers in Plainfield, New Jersey.


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  • Maintained by: Bobby Kelley
  • Originally Created by: Sue
  • Added: 25 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 57681291
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/57681291/harriet-krumbhaar: accessed ), memorial page for Harriet Ware Krumbhaar (26 Aug 1877–9 Feb 1962), Find a Grave Memorial ID 57681291, citing Greenfield Cemetery, Uniondale, Nassau County, New York, USA; Maintained by Bobby Kelley (contributor 46959922) .