Helps, Robert

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Dates:
Birth 1928-09-23
Death 2001-12-01
Americans

Biographical notes:

American pianist, teacher, and composer.

From the description of Interview conducted by Oliver Daniel, Oct. 10, 1977 [sound recording]. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155862453

American pianist and compuser.

Robert Helps (1928-2001) studied under Abby Whiteside, piano, and Roger Sessions, composition. Helps served as professor of piano at the New England Conservatory, the San Francisco Conservatory, Princeton University, Stanford University, the University of California at Berkeley, and the Manhattan School of Music. He was Professor of Music at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida, from 1980 until his death at 72 in 2001. He performed internationally as a soloist and chamber musician. He composed piano, chamber, and symphonic works. In 1996, Robert Helps received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota.

From the description of Robert Helps collection, 1928-2001. (University of South Florida). WorldCat record id: 748371670

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Subjects:

  • Piano music
  • String quartets--Scores and parts
  • Orchestral music--Scores
  • Musical sketches
  • Composers
  • Violin and piano music--Scores and parts
  • Piano quartets--Scores
  • Music--20th century
  • Music--Manuscripts--Facsimiles
  • Songs (High voice) with piano

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  • United States (as recorded)