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George Whitefield Chadwick (November 13, 1854 – April 4, 1931) was an American composer. Along with Horatio Parker, Amy Beach, Arthur Foote, and Edward MacDowell, he was a representative composer of what can be called the New England School of American composers of the late 19th century—the generation before Charles Ives. Chadwick's works are influenced by the Realist movement in the arts, characterized by a down-to-earth depiction of people's lives. Many consider his music to portray a distinctively American style. His works included several operas, three symphonies, five string quartets, tone poems, incidental music, songs and choral anthems. Along with a group of other composers collectively known as the Boston Six, Chadwick was one of those responsible for the first significant body of concert music by composers from the United States. The other five were Amy Beach, Arthur Foote, Edward MacDowell, John Knowles Paine, and Horatio Parker.

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Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1994 Chadwick: Symphony no. 3 / Barber: Two Orchestral Excerpts from "Vanessa" / Music for a Scene from Shelley / Medea's Meditation and Dance of Vengeance George Chadwick, Samuel Barber; Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Järvi 1
1995 Symphony no. 2 / Symphonic Sketches George Chadwick; Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Järvi 1
1996 Thompson: Symphony no. 2 / Chadwick: Rip Van Winkle / Melpomene / Tam O'Shanter Randall Thompson, George Chadwick; Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Järvi 1
1998 Symphonies 2 & 3 George Chadwick; Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Järvi 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2002 Melpomene / Rip Van Winkle / Tam O’Shanter / Symphonic Sketches Compilation George Chadwick; Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Järvi 1

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