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The Myriad Trio – At Dusk – Arthur Foote

The Myriad Trio performs Arthur Foote’s At Dusk at the Conrad Prebys Center at UCSD. The group features Julie Ann Smith on the Harp, Demarre McGill on the Flute, and Che-Yen Chen on the Viola. February 28, 2011
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

Arthur William Foote (5 March 1853 in Salem, Massachusetts – 8 April 1937 in Boston, Massachusetts)[1][2] was an American classical composer, and a member of the “Boston Six.” The other five were George Whitefield ChadwickAmy BeachEdward MacDowellJohn Knowles Paine, and Horatio Parker.

The modern tendency is to view Foote’s music as “Romantic” and “European” in light of the later generation of American composers such as Aaron CoplandRoy Harris and William Schuman, all of whom helped to develop a recognizably American sound in classical music. A Harvard graduate and the first noted American classical composer to be trained entirely in the U.S.,[3] in some sense he is to music what American poets were to literature beforeWalt Whitman.