John Sullivan Dwight - Encyclopedia




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JOHN SULLIVAN DWIGHT (1813-1893), American writer on music, was born at Boston and educated at Harvard. He became a Unitarian minister, but abandoned this career and joined the Brook Farm settlement as a teacher of music and other subjects. In 1848 he settled as a musical critic at Boston, being best known as founder and editor of the Journal of Music (1852-1881), the most important musical periodical that has been published in America. He died on the 5th of September 1893.

G. W. Cooke edited his letters (1898) and also wrote a memoir (1899).

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