Dudley Buck, whose family descended from the first generation of puritan immigrants, was instrumental in establishing organ and choir music in the USA. Even though he had been expected to enter the family's shipping business, Buck eventually convinced his parents to allow him to become a musician.
Studies in Germany & France
In 1858, Buck left his hometown Hartford, CT, to study in Europe. In Leipzig (where Grieg was his classmate), his love for the music of Bach and Mendelssohn (the founder of the Conservatory) was kindled. In Dresden, he perfected his pedal technique with Schneider,
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