Piston, Walter, 1894-1976

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Birth 1894-01-20
Death 1976-11-12
Americans

Biographical notes:

Walter Hamor Piston (1894-1976) was a noted 20th-century American composer. He earned his Harvard AB 1924 and served as Walter W. Naumberg Professor of Music at Harvard from 1948-1960.

From the description of Letters from Walter Piston to Carl Miller, 1954, 1968. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 77063913

Composed 1957. First performance Boston, 7 March 1958, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Charles Munch conductor, Joseph de Pasquale soloist. Dedicated to Joseph de Pasquale. Received the New York Music Critics' Circle Award, 1958.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Concerto for viola and orchestra / Walter Piston. 1957. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 53205366

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Subjects:

  • Variations (Orchestra)--Scores
  • String quartets--Scores
  • Music--Manuscripts--Facsimiles
  • Ballets--Piano scores
  • Symphonies--Scores
  • Concertos (String quartet with band)--Scores
  • Concertos (Viola)--Scores and parts
  • Composers--Correspondence
  • Music--Manuscripts

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  • Composers
  • Collector

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