Musical selection dedicated to the 160th birth anniversary of Edward MacDowell

Tomorrow we will mark the 160th birth anniversary Edward McDowell - American pianist, composer of the Romantic era. His major works are associated with the piano. The selection prepared for the composer birth anniversary includes his five piano pieces. Among them are “Witches Dances”, Op.17, No 2; “Sea Pieces”, Op.55, No 6; “March Wind” Op.46, No 10; “Shadow dance”, Op.39, No 8; "To a Water Lily" Op.51.

The piano miniatures, which have become the classics of the American music, clearly show the composing style of Edward McDowell. The romantic musical style of his works is ornamented with folklore motives; the author tries to convey his impressions and moods aroused by the images of nature or everyday life.