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George Frederick Bristow

Katherine K. Preston


George Frederick Bristow (1825-1898), a pillar of the nineteenth-century New York musical community, was educated, lived, and worked in New York for his entire life. A skilled performer (piano, organ, violin, conducting), he was a decades-long member of the Philharmonic Societies of New York and Brooklyn, and conducted the Harmonic Society, Mendelssohn Union, numerous church choirs, and pickup choral and instrumental ensembles organized for special events. He taught music privately and in the public school system. Bristow’s professional activities were those of a highly skilled urban journeyma ... More

Keywords: American composer, New York City, benefit concerts, conductor, performer, violin, piano, organ, church choir, public school

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780252043420
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252043420.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Katherine K. Preston, author
College of William and Mary