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Stephen Foster

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GumelarStephen Collins Foster
4 Juli 1826
Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania
Tilar dunya13 Januari 1864 (yuswa 37)
New York City
PasaréanAllegheny Cemetery
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
MonuménStephen Foster Memorial
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
PadumukanLawrenceville, PA; New York City[1]
AtikanAthens Academy, Towanda, Pennsylvania Athens Academy
PagawéanKomposer, panyair[1]
Taun aktip1844–1864
AgénVarious sheet music publishers and brother, Morrison Foster
Dipikawanoh salaku/lantaranAmerica's first fully professional songwriter[2][3]
GayaPeriod music, minstrel
Kota asalPittsburgh, Pennsylvania
PasanganJane McDowell Foster Wiley (1829–1903) (beberapa sumber menyebutkan Jane Denny Foster Wiley)[1]
AnakMarion Foster Welch (1851–1935)
KolotnaWilliam Barclay Foster (1779–1855), Eliza Clayland Tomlinson Foster (1788–1855)
KulawargaEvelyn Foster Morneweck (keponakan), James Foster (kakek)
Siblings:Charlotte Susanna Foster (1809–1829), Anne Eliza Foster Buchanan (1812–1891), Henry Baldwin Foster (1816–1870), Henrietta Angelica Foster Thornton (1819–1879), Dunning McNair Foster (1821–1856), Morrison Foster (1823–1904)

Stephen Collins Foster (gumelar 4 Juli 1826 – maot 13 Januari 1864 dina umur 37 taun) nyaéta sosok anu katelah "bapak musik Amérika," nyaéta saurang komposer Amérika Serikat dina abad ka-19. Lagu-laguna, sapertos Oh! Susanna, Camptown Races, My Old Kentucky Home, Old Black Joe, Beautiful Dreamer jeung Old Folks at Home ("Swanee River") masih kasohor langkung ti 150 taun saatos diwangun.


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  1. a b c "Stephen C. Foster As Man and Musician, The Life Story of the Sweet Singer of Pittsburg Told by His Contemporaries and Comrades". The Pittsburg Press. 1900-09-12. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/9992200/profile_of_songwriter_stephen_c_foster/  Citakan:Open access
  2. Marks, Rusty (April 22, 2001), "ON TELEVISION: Stephen Foster: Quintessential songwriter lived in music, died in ruin", Sunday Gazette-Mail (Gazette Daily Inc. via HighBeam Research), diarsipkan dari versi asli tanggal October 11, 2013, diakses tanggal April 25, 2012, The song, written in 1847, soon spread throughout the country. Foster decided to become a full-time songwriter, a vocation no one had bothered to pursue until then.  Archived Oktober 11, 2013, di Wayback MachineCitakan:Subscription required
  3. Pittsburgh Native Son and Songwriter Stephen Foster to be Inducted into Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Oct. 17., US Fed News Service, Including US State News. The Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd. via HighBeam Research, October 16, 2010, diarsipkan dari versi asli tanggal October 11, 2013, diakses tanggal April 25, 2012  Archived Oktober 11, 2013, di Wayback MachineCitakan:Subscription required
  • Emerson, Ken (1998). Doo Dah! Stephen Foster and the Rise of American Popular Culture. De Capo Press. ISBN 0-306-80852-8.
  • Charles Hamm (1979). Yesterdays: Popular Song in America (Chapter 10, "Old Folks at Home, or, the Songs of Stephen Foster"). W. W. Norton & Company. ISBN 0-393-01257-3.

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