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Upton, George P(utnam)

Upton, George P(utnam)

Upton, George P(utnam), American writer on music; b. Roxbury, Mass., Oct. 25,1834; d. Chicago, May 19,1919. He studied at Brown Univ., graduating in 1854. He then was music critic of the Chicago Tribune (1863-81), where he was its assoc. ed. (1872-1905).

Writings

(all publ, in Chicago unless otherwise given): Woman in Music (Boston, 1880; 2nded., rev. and enl., 1886); The Standard Operas (1886; rev. and enl. by F. Borowski, 1928); The Standard Oratorios (1887; 12thed., 1909); The Standard Cantatas (1888; 7thed., 1899); The Standard Symphonies (1889); Musical Pastels (1902); The Standard Light Operas (1902); ed. Theodore Thomas: A Musical Autobiography (1905); with G. Kelley, Edouard Remenyi: Musician, Litterateur and Man (1906); Musical Memories: My Recollections of Celebrities of the Half Century, 1850-1900 (1908); The Standard Concert Guide (1908; 3rded., rev. and enl. by F. Borowski, 1930); Standard Concert Repertory (1909); Standard Musical Biographies (1910); The Song (1915); In Music’s Land (1920).

Bibliography

M. Feldman, G.P. U.: Journalist, Music Critic and Mentor in Early Chicago (diss., Univ. of Minn., 1983).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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