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John Knowles Paine: Attainment and Legacy

decoration08 Sept. 2014|19 Dec. 2014
The Loeb Music Library’s latest exhibit examines the career of composer, educator, and Harvard’s first professor of music, John Knowles Paine (1839-1906). Born in Maine to a musical family, Paine developed an early proficiency on the organ and piano, broadened his musical knowledge with composition studies in Germany (where he met and played for Clara Schumann, among other musical luminaries), and returned to settle in Boston, becoming University organist and choirmaster at Harvard’s Appleton Chapel in 1862. The exhibit displays scores of many of his large-scale works, as well as several manuscripts of smaller items, traces Paine’s musical development throughout his Harvard years, and documents the reception and influence of his work over the course of a long and fruitful life in music.

(Picture: Loeb Music Library)


08 Sept. 2014|19 Dec. 2014
Exhibit Area, Second Floor
Cambridge, MA
Harvard University
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