Frederick Shepherd Converse


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Frederick Shepherd Converse, who wrote music for orchestra, chamber and vocal music, was born in Newton on the 5th Jenuary 1871, the same year of the composers Ambrosio, Arregui Garay, Blech, Borch, Demény, Jessel, Kaempfert, Lowtzky, Mugellini, Nevin, Paliashvili, Patterson, Pipkov, Reuss, Robles, Shapleigh, Spendiaryan, Stenhammar, Urbach. He died in Westwood (Massachusetts) on the 8th June 1940

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"The Pipe of Desire" was performed in Boston on the 31th of Jenuary 1906

"The Sacrifice" was performed on the 3rd of March 1911 in Boston

"Beauty and the Beast, or Sinbad the Sailor, His Adventures with Beauty and the Peacock Lady in the Castle of the Forty Thieves" was performed in 1913

"The Immigrants" has been represented in 1914


"La belle dame sans merci", published in 1903, text of John Keats (1795-1821)

"Echo" (Come to me in the silence of the night), text of Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830-1894)

"I arise from dreams" (I arise from dreams of thee), published in 1903, text of Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822)

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"We Hail Thee Mary" (1891), oil on canvas, 113.7 x 87.7 cm, of the painter Paul Gauguin, contemporary of Converse (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)

Frederick Shepherd Converse

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