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Frederick Law Olmsted and the City Planning Movement in the United States

Frederick Law Olmsted and the City Planning Movement in the United States( )
Author: Fisher, Irving D.
Editor: Foster, Stephen
Series title:Architecture and Urban Design Ser.
ISBN:978-0-8357-1685-7
Publication Date:Jan 1986
Publisher:Books on Demand
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $67.30
Author Biography
Fisher, Irving D. (Author)
Born in Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania, Stephen Foster became a well-known American composer of many popular songs that are still sung and enjoyed today. As a child, Foster learned to play the flute. At the age of 18, he published his first song, "Open Thy Lattice, Love." In 1846 Foster moved to Cincinnati to work as an accountant for one of his brothers.

During his career, Foster wrote 189 songs, to most of which he wrote both the words and the music. Among his most notable songs are "Old Folks at Home" (or "Swanee Ribber," as it was commonly called), "O Susanna," "My Old Kentucky Home," and "Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair." "Beautiful Dreamer" was the last song he wrote. Foster finished the composition only a few days before his death.

Foster's music was greatly influenced by black minstrel shows. The gentleness of many of Foster's songs was not characteristic of his life. He was constantly in need of money, his marriage was most unhappy, and he died penniless in New York's Bellevue Hospital.

Foster's fame lives on today. Hundreds of reprints of Foster's songs are available, almost all of which have "improved" arrangements.

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