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Francis MacMillen

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 July 14th, 1973 (Lausanne)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1914 - 1917

Roles Represented in DAHR: violin, composer, arranger

Recordings

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 instrumentalist, violin, composer  
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  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "MacMillen, Francis," accessed October 24, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112024.

MacMillen, Francis. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 24, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112024.

"MacMillen, Francis." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 24 October 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112024

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