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UPTON, George Putnam, journalist, born in Roxbury, Massachusetts. 25 October, 1834. He was graduated at Brown in 1854, removed to Chicago, Illinois, in 1855, and till 1856 was connected with the "Native Citizen" in that place. In 1856-'61 he was city editor of the "Evening Journal," and in 1862-'81 he was musical critic of the Chicago "Tribune," of which he has been an editorial writer since 1872. In 1862-'3 he was also a war-correspondent. Mr. Upton was the first journalist in Chicago to establish a distinctive department of musical criticism. He organized the Apollo musical club in 1872, serving as its first president. Besides many contributions to magazines, on art, musical, and literary topics, he has published "Letters of Peregrine Pickle" (Chicago, 1869) ; "The Great Fire" (1872); "Memories: a Story of German Love," translated from the German of Max Muller (1879) ; " Woman in Music," an essay (Boston, 1880; enlarged ed., Chicago, 1886); lives of Haydn, Liszt, and Wagner, from the German of Louis Nohl (3 vols., Chicago, 1883-'4);" The Standard Operas, their Plots, their Music, and their Composers" (1885) ; "The Standard Oratorios" (1886) ; " The Standard Cantatas" (1887); and "The Standard Symphonies" (1888).
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