Music: Parlor Player

What the Adamses are to Boston, the Biddles to Philadelphia, the Pinckneys to Charleston, the Nevins are to Sewickley, Pa., smart suburb of Pittsburgh. So numerous are Nevins, rich ones and poor ones, that Sewickley churchgoers, according to local legend, sometimes start their prayers thus: "Our Father, who art a Nevin." Most famed of the tribe was Ethelbert Woodbridge Nevin, composer of The Rosary, who died in 1901. First biography of Nevin was written by Vance Thompson (1913). Published this week was a bigger &...

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