Henry Louis Reginald De Koven (April 3, 1859 – January 16, 1920) was an American music critic and composer of operettas. Events 1043 - Edward the Confessor is crowned King of England. Year 1859 ( MDCCCLIX) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Events 27 BC - The title Augustus is bestowed upon Gaius Julius Caesar Octavian by the Roman Senate. Year 1920 ( MCMXX) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display 1920 of the Gregorian calendar The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A music critic is someone who reviews Music (including printed music performances and recorded music and publishes writing on them in books or journals (or on the internet A composer (literally meaning 'one who puts together' is a person who creates Music, usually in the medium of notation, for Interpretation and Performance Operetta is a genre of light Opera, light in terms both of music and subject matter He was born at Middletown, Connecticut, and moved to Europe in 1870, where he received the majority of his education. Middletown is a city located in Middlesex County, Connecticut, along the Connecticut River, in the south-central part of the state 16 miles (26 km Connecticut ( is a state located in the New England region of the northeastern United States of America. Year 1870 ( MDCCCLXX) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common He graduated from St John's College, Oxford, England in 1879. __FORCETOC__ St John's College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. The University of Oxford (informally "Oxford University" or simply "Oxford" located in the city of Oxford, Oxfordshire, England is the England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Year 1879 ( MDCCCLXXIX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common
He undertook various musical studies at Stuttgart with Speidel and with Lebert and Pruckner. Stuttgart (ˈʃtʊtgaɐ̯t is the capital of the state of Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany. He studied composition at Franfort with Dr Hauff, and after staying there for six months moved on to Florence, Italy, where he studied singing with Vanuccini. Florence ( Italian: Firenze Florentia and Fiorenza) is the Capital City of the Italian region of Tuscany Italy (Italia officially the Italian Republic, (Repubblica Italiana is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe, and on the two largest Study in operatic composition followed, first with Richard Genée, in Vienna, and then with Léo Delibes, in Paris. Franz Friedrich Richard Genée ( February 7, 1823, Danzig – June 15, 1895, Baden bei Wien) was an Austrian Vienna ( in Wien; see also other names) is the Capital of Austria, and is also one of the nine States of Austria. (Clément Philibert Léo Delibes (21 February 1836 &ndash 16 January 1891 was a French Composer of Ballets operas, and other works for the stage Paris (ˈpærɨs in English; in French) is the Capital of France and the country's largest city
De Koven returned to the US in 1882 to live in Chicago, Illinois, and later lived in New York. Year 1882 ( MDCCCLXXXII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Chicago (ʃɪˈkɑːgoʊ is the largest City by population in the state of Illinois and the American Midwest of the United States. The State of Illinois ( roughly ill-i-NOY is a state of the United States of America, the 21st to be admitted to the Union. New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous He was able to find scope for his wide musical knowledge as a critic with Chicago's Evening Post, Harper's Weekly and New York's World. Harper's Weekly ( A Journal of Civilization) was an American political Magazine based in New York City. Many of his songs became popular, especially "Oh, Promise Me", which was one of the biggest song successes of its time. His comic operas were popular, and as a composer of works of this description De Koven, like Victor Herbert, become famous throughout the country. Victor August Herbert ( February 1 1859 &ndash May 26 1924) was a Cellist, conductor and Composer best known His greatest successes include Robin Hood, produced in Chicago, 1890, and in London, 1891, Rob Roy, produced in Detroit, 1894, The Mandarin, produced in Cleveland, Ohio in 1896 and The Highwayman (1898). Year 1890 ( MDCCCXC) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. Year 1891 ( MDCCCXCI) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Year 1894 ( MDCCCXCIV) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Cleveland is a City in the US state of Ohio and the County seat of Cuyahoga County, the most populous county in the state Ohio ( is a Midwestern state of the United States. As part of the Great Lakes region, Ohio has long been a cultural and geographical crossroads Year 1896 ( MDCCCXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Leap year  Harry B. Smith wrote many of the libretti for his operettas. Harry B Smith ( December 28, 1860 &ndash January 2, 1936) was a renowned and prolific Writer, Lyricist, and His opera The Canterbury Pilgrims premiered at the Metropolitan Opera in 1917. The Metropolitan Opera Association of New York City, founded in April 1880 is a major presenter of all types of opera including Grand Opera. 
From 1902 to 1904 he conducted the Washington, D.C. symphony. Washington DC ( formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, the District, or simply D His wife, Anna de Koven, was a well-known socialite, novelist and amateur historian who published her works under the name "Mrs. Anna Farwell de Koven ( November 19, 1862 - January 12 1953) was an American novelist historian and socialite Reginald de Koven. "
This article is based on a text from the Etude magazine, prior to 1923, that is in the public domain. The Etude was a US Magazine dedicated to Music, which was founded by Theodore Presser (1848-1925 at Lynchburg Virginia The public domain is a range of abstract materials &ndash commonly referred to as Intellectual property &ndash which are not owned or controlled by anyone