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composer

George Frederick Bristow, American composer.

Background

Bristow, George Frederick was born on December 19, 1825 in Brooklyn. Son of William Richard Bristow.

Education

Studied violin, piano, organ and composition under his father, also Henry C. Timm, Georgia MacFarren.

Career

Violinist in orchestra of Olympic Theatre, New York City, 1836, New York Philharmonic Society, 1842. Conducted Harmonic Society, 1851-1862. Pianist at 1st American concert of Theodore Thomas.

Protested (with group of fellow mems. New York Philharmonic) policy of favoring foreign composers over Americans, 1854. Connected with musical programs in New York City public schools, 1854-1898.

Composer works including: Concert Overture, Opus 3. (cantata) Eleutheria. (operas) Rip Van Winkle, Columbus (incomplete).

(oratorios) Praise to God, Daniel. 1st Symphony in E flat, 2d Symphony in D minor, 3d Symphony in F sharp minor, 4th (Arcadian) Symphony in E minor, 5th (Niagara) Symphony.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Composer works including: Concert Overture, Opus 3. (cantata) Eleutheria. (operas) Rip Van Winkle, Columbus (incomplete).

      (oratorios) Praise to God, Daniel. 1st Symphony in E flat, 2d Symphony in D minor, 3d Symphony in F sharp minor, 4th (Arcadian) Symphony in E minor, 5th (Niagara) Symphony.

Connections

Married Louise Westervelt Holden.

father:
William Richard Bristow. Bristow

spouse:
Louise Westervelt Holden.