Personalities | Horatio Parker | Late Romantic | Classical

American composer

Parker studied in Boston with the European-trained George Chadwick and in Munich with Josef Rheinberger, and later taught in New York and Yale, where his students included Charles Ives (1874–1954) and Roger Sessions (1896–1985). As a virtuoso organist he held a prestigious post at Trinity Church, Boston, and founded and conducted the New Hampshire Symphony Orchestra and Choir. The first of his two operas, Mona (1910), won an award and was given its premiere at the Metropolitan Opera, New York, in 1912. Alongside his organ concertos and chamber music he is best known for his choral music, including the Hora Novissima (1893).

Recommended Recording:
A Northern Ballad, op. 49, Albany SO (cond) Julius Hegyi (New World)

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