Nevin, Arthur



Brother of Ethelbert Nevin; born at Edgeworth, Pa., in 1871; educated at Sewickley Academy and Park University, Allegheny, Pa. He received no musical training until 1891, when he went to Boston and entered the Conservatory of Music. In 1895 he went to Berlin and studied under Klindworth and Boise. Although he has never enjoyed the renown accorded his brother, he is a composer of much merit. Among his compositions is a book of four graceful sketches, two songs, Were I a Tone, and In Dreams, which Hughes describes as emotionally rich, and a number of piano and orchestral works.