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Music critic

Edwin Olin Downes, music critic.


Downes, Edwin Olin was born on January 27, 1886 in Evanston, Illinois, United States.


Studied piano, music history and analysis.


Assistant in music courses Boston University and Harvard, summer 1911. Director New York music New York World’s Fair, 1938-1939. Editor: Songs of Russia.


  • Other Work

    • Author: The Lure of Music, 1918. Symphonic Broadcasts, 1932. Ten Operatic Masterpieces, from Mozart to Prokofieff, 1952.