A small little bump, but I guess it's Macdowell's 150th birthday today. I don't think anyone notices though.
This is a shame, if it is true. If no where else, then here in America, there should be some sesquicentenial celebrations with all-MacDowell concernts. Hopefully, in some academic center somewhere in the USA, there has been a year-long featuring of his works. Just this month I decided to add his 4th sonata to an all-American recital to be performed in the future. Perhaps at least at the MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire there is acknowledgement. Aaron Copland composed his "Appalachian Spring" while there.