George Frederick Bristow Edit Profile
Studied violin, piano, organ and composition under his father, also Henry C. Timm, Georgia MacFarren.
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.
Married Louise Westervelt Holden.