Francis Rea MacMillen (14 October 1885, in Marietta, Ohio – 14 July 1973, in Lausanne) was an American violinist.
At the age of seven, he began studying at the Chicago Musical College, where his teacher was Bernhard Listemann. From 1895 to 1899, he studied with Karl Markees (a student of Joseph Joachim) and with Mr. Kalir in Berlin and from 1900 to 1902 with César Thomson at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, where he received two prizes. In the fall of 1902, he made his debut in a Vauxhall in Brussels, followed by a concert tour through Belgium, Germany and England. In the fall of 1903, he played in London and undertook another concert tour through England. His American debut took place on December 7, 1906 at Carnegie Hall with the New York Symphony Society under the direction of Walter Damrosch. This was followed by an extensive tour with 98 concerts in the East and the Midwest of the United States. In the summer of 1907, he returned to London, where he played three concerts with the Queen's Hall Orchestra under the direction of Henry Wood. Onward, he played in the United States and Europe accompanied by Swiss pianist Johnny Aubert. In November and December 1910 he played again with the New York Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Gustav Mahler. He is also the author of several compositions for the violin: Barcarole, Serenade Nègre, Causerie, Liebeslied, Nijinsky et al.
Birth and Death Data: Born October 14th, 1885 (Marietta), Died Lausanne
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1914 - 1917
Roles Represented in DAHR: violin, composer, arranger
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||C-20024||12-in.||6/7/1917||Maiden's wish||George Falkenstein ; Maud Powell||Violin solo, with piano||arranger|
|Columbia||47262||10-in.||1/2/1917||Scotch pastorale||Francis MacMillen||Violin solo, with piano||instrumentalist, violin|
|Columbia||47263||10-in.||1/2/1917||Mélodie||Francis MacMillen||Violin solo, with piano||instrumentalist, violin|
|Columbia||47365||10-in.||2/9/1917||Souvenir||Richard Hageman ; Francis MacMillen||Violin solo, with piano||instrumentalist, violin|
|Columbia||77100||10-in.||6/5/1917||The old refrain||Francis MacMillen||Violin solo, with piano||instrumentalist, violin|
|Columbia||77101||10-in.||6/5/1917||Menuett||Francis MacMillen ; Nicolai Schneer||Violin solo, with piano||instrumentalist, violin|
|Columbia||77382||10-in.||9/25/1917||Rondino (on a theme of Beethoven)||Francis MacMillen||Violin solo, with orchestra||instrumentalist, violin|
|Columbia||77539||10-in.||12/1/1917||Träumerei||Francis MacMillen||Violin solo||instrumentalist, violin|
|Columbia||49043||12-in.||12/28/1916||Serenata napolitana||Francis MacMillen||Violin solo||instrumentalist, violin|
|Columbia||49057||12-in.||1/2/1917||Barcarole||Richard Hageman ; Francis MacMillen||Violin solo, with piano||composer, instrumentalist, violin|
|Columbia||49121||12-in.||2/9/1917||Causerie||Francis MacMillen||Violin solo, with piano||composer, instrumentalist, violin|
|Edison||3089||10-in.||June 1914||Ave Maria||Francis MacMillen||Violin solo, with piano||instrumentalist, violin|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "MacMillen, Francis," accessed October 31, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112024.
MacMillen, Francis. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 31, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112024.
"MacMillen, Francis." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 31 October 2020.
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