Ambrose Davenport

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Born: 1838

Died: 1906


Ambrose Davenport, Jr. was born in Taunton, Massachusetts. His father was a successful carriage and coach manufacturer who was very fond of music and sang in the church choir. Ambrose and his brother Warren became music engravers and established a publishing house in Boston. Warren was voice teacher and Ambrose had success as a composer and as an arranger of music for violin. Together, they also edited and wrote articles for “The Metronome: A Monthly Review of Music” [MET]. Their reviews were often known as harsh critiques. They complained of being denied press tickets for Boston concerts because of their reputation for scathing criticisms. They were advocates of American music and dismissed the popular notion that a musical education was incomplete without study in Europe. He died in Norwood, Massachusetts.

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