Harriet Ware

“WARE, Harriet (Mrs. Harriet Ware Krumbhaar), Garden City Estates, Long Island,N.Y.

Composer; b. Waupun, Wis.; dau.. Silas Edward and Emily (Sperry) Ware; ed in public schools; musical education at the Pillsbury Conservatory of Music, Owatonna, Minn. (grad. ’96); student of piano under William Mason, N.Y. City, two years later in Paris, France, and Berlin, and voice and composition in Berlin; m. Dec. 8, 1913, Hugh Montgomery Krumbhaar of New Orleans, La.  Composer of many songs which gained favor in the musical public and the critics, notably the Hindu Slumber Song, Boat Song, Sunlight Waltz Song, The Princess of the Morning, The Cross (words by Edwin Markham); A Day in Arcady (song cycle for two voices); The Oblantion, Persian Serenade, and others, and the cantata, Sir Oluf.

Mem. MacDowell Club of  N.Y. City.  Has given concerts of her own works, one of which (Carnegie Hall, N.Y. City), given Apr. 18, 1913, was said to be one of the greatest ever undertaken by any composer.  Episcopalian.”

Source:  Woman’s Who’s Who in America, by John William Leonard, 1914-1915, the American Commonwealth Co., N.Y., page 854


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