Diamond, David, 1915-2005.

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1915-07-09
Death 2005-06-13
Americans
German, English, Hebrew, French, Italian

Biographical notes:

From the ballet with scenario by E.E. Cummings, based on the story Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Composed 1936. Corrections made 1981. Dedicated to Marion and Estlin Cummings.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of First orchestral suite from the ballet Tom (by E.E. Cummings) / David Diamond. [1937] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 45420865

Composed 1938-39. Dedicated to Serge Koussevitsky. Revised 1968.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Music for double string orchestra, brass and timpani (1938-39) / David Diamond. 1968. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 45420838

Composed 1937. First performance 18 March 1941, NBC Symphony, Frank Black conducting. Dedicated to the memory of Albert Roussel.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Aria and hymn for orchestra (1937) / David Diamond. 1937. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 45207325

Composed 1959. First performance Philadelphia, 26 January 1962, Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy conducting. Dedicated to Ciro Cuomo.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Symphony no. 7 (1959) / David Diamond. 1959. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 45420861

Composed 1949-50. First performance New York, 28 April 1966, New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein conducting, Thomas Schumacher soloist. Dedicated to Hortense Monash.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Concerto for piano and orchestra (1949-1950) / David Diamond. 1950. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 45207328

Composed 1960. First performance New York, 27 October 1961, New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein conducting. Dedicated to Aaron Copland for his 60th birthday.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Symphony no. 8 (1960) / David Diamond. 1960. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 45420862

Composed 1934. After Carl Sandburg's "Good morning America." First performance by members of the Philadelphia Orchestra augmented by the Paul Whiteman Orchestra, Phila., June 23, 1936, at Robin Hood Dell, Paul Whiteman conducting. Won the Elfrida Whiteman Fellowship, 1935, consisting of an award of $2,500 for purpose of study. This fellowship sponsored by Paul Whiteman in memory of his mother.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of A sinfonietta reflecting the spirit of American life : for orchestra / David Diamond. [1934] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 51635514

Composed 1934. First performance New School for Social Research, New York, 15 April 1934, Greenwich Sinfonietta, Gerald McGarrahan conducting.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Hommage à Satie : à mémoire for chamber orchestra / David Diamond. [1934] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 45420836

Composed 1938. First performance Zurich, July 29, 1938, Radio Orchestra of Zurich, Hermann Scherchen conducting. Dedicated to Helen Stewart, and Dorothy Case.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Heroic piece for small orchestra / David Diamond. 1938. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 45420834

Composed 1937. First performance at the Tenth Annual Festival of American Music of the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, N.Y., Eastman Little Symphony Orchestra, 23 April 1940, Frederick Fennell conducting. Dedicated to Igor Stravinsky.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Variations for small orchestra (1937) / David Diamond. 1937. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 45420866

Originally listed as "Second Symphony" and later renamed "Symphony, for Orchestra," as the composer actually started the numbering of his symphonies with a later work. Composed 1935. Dedicated to Roger Sessions.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Second symphony for orchestra (1935) / David Diamond. 1935. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 45420849

Composed in 1938. First performance at the Twelfth Annual Festival of American Music of the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, N.Y., 30 April 1942, Eastman-Rochester Symphony Orchestra, Howard Hanson conductor, Luigi Silva, soloist.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Concerto for violoncello and orchestra / David Diamond. [1938] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 42676499

American composer.

From the description of Typewritten letters signed (8, one a photocopy), Autograph letters signed (5), Autograph postcards signed (6), and Typewritten postcards signed (3), dated New York, N.Y., Rochester, N.Y., and other places, 1978-1995 and [n.p., n.d.], to Joan Peyser, 1978-1995. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270992396

David Diamond.

From the description of David Diamond Archive, 1900-2005 (bulk ca. 1920-ca. 1990). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71128292

This version made 1938. First performance New York, 6 November 1939, Orchestra Classique, Frederique Petrides conducting.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Elegy in memory of Maurice Ravel : version for string orchestra and percussion / David Diamond. 1938. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 45207333

Composed 1936. First performance Rochester, New York, 10 December 1936, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Howard Hanson conducting. Dedicated to André Gide. Received the Juilliard Publication Award, 1936.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Psalm for orchestra / David Diamond. 1936. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 45420843

Composed 1938. First performance at the Eighth Annual Festival of American Music of the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, N.Y., April 28 1938, Eastman-Rochester Symphony Orchestra, Howard Hanson conducting.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Elegy to the memory of Maurice Ravel : for brass instruments, harps & percussion / David Diamond. 1938. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 45207331

Composed 1945. First performance Boston, 3 November 1950, Boston Symphony, Charles Munch conductor. Dedicated to the composer's mother and father.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Third symphony 1945 / David Diamond. 1945. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 45420858

Composed 1943. First performance Boston, 13 October 1944, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Serge Koussevitsky conducting. The earlier, unrelated work called Second Symphony, callno.: 2694 has been withdrawn at the request of the composer.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Symphony no. 2 (1942-43) / David Diamond. c1943. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 45420856

Composed 1946. First performance at a Composers' Forum Concert, New York, 24 March 1937, Works Progress Administration Festival Symphony Orchestra of New York, the composer conducting, Nicolai Berezowsky soloist.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Concerto for violin and orchestra / David Diamond. 1936. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 45207329

Composed 1940. First performance at the Sixth Yaddo Music Period, Saratoga Springs, New York, 7 September 1940, Yaddo Chamber Orchestra, the composer conducting. Dedicated to Cady Wells.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Concerto for chamber orchestra in two parts (1940) / David Diamond. 1940. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 45207327

Commissioned by the Rochester Friends of Music, 1953. Composed 1954-56. First performance Rochester, New York, 7 March 1957, Rochester Philharmonic, Alfred Wallenstein conducting. Third movement dedicated to the memory of Ida Lewis.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Sinfonia concertante (1954-1956) / David Diamond. 1954-1956. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 45420846

Composed 1940-41. First performance New York, 21 December 1941, New York Philharmonic, Dimitri Mitropoulos conducting. Dedicated to Katherine Anne Porter.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Symphony no. 1 (1940-41) / David Diamond. [1941] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 45420851

Composed 1939. First performance, Carnegie Hall New York, 16 May 1940, Orchestra of the High School of Music and Art, Alexander Richter, conducting.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Concert piece for orchestra (1939) / David Diamond. 1939. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 45207326

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