Bazelon, Irwin

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American composer Irwin Bazelon was born in Evanston, Ill. on June 4, 1922. Upon completing his music education at DePaul University in 1945 he studied with Paul Hindemith at Yale at Darius Milhaud at Mills College before settling in New York City in 1948 where he began to score films, plays, and television programs. He became an expert in these genres and later wrote "Knowing the score : notes on film music." His symphonies were the pinnacle of his art music compositions. He died in New York on Aug. 2, 1995.

From the description of Irwin Bazelon collection, 1947-2005 (bulk, 1960-1990). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71129963

American composer of music, primarily for film and television.

From the description of Papers, 1946-1976. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367463319

From the guide to the Irwin Bazelon papers, 1946-1976, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

Composer of concert works and music for television programs and motion pictures.

From the description of Oral interview, 1978. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122550357

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Irwin Bazelon papers, 1946-1976 L. Tom Perry Special Collections20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
creatorOf Bazelon, Irwin. Oral interview, 1978. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Yaddo records, 1870-1980 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Jones, James, 1921-1977. James Jones Papers, 1890-1981 (bulk 1941-1978). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Bazelon, Irwin. Legends and love letters : five songs from Hart Crane poems : for soprano and chamber ensemble / Irwin Bazelon. University of Maryland (College Park, Md.). Libraries
creatorOf Bazelon, Irwin. Papers, 1946-1976. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Jacob Druckman collection of noncommercial sound recordings [sound recording] The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
referencedIn Nicolas Slonimsky Collection, 1873-1997, (bulk 1920-1990) Library of Congress. Music Division
creatorOf Bazelon, Irwin. Symphony #5 / I. Bazelon. Indiana University
creatorOf Bazelon, Irwin. Fusions : for chamber ensemble / music, Irwin Bazelon. Library of Congress
creatorOf Bazelon, Irwin. Irwin Bazelon collection, 1947-2005 (bulk, 1960-1990). Library of Congress
creatorOf Bazelon, Irwin. Junctures : for orchestra / Irwin Bazelon. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Bazelon, Irwin. Sketches for Fusions / Irwin Bazelon. Library of Congress
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correspondedWith Bernstein, Elmer person
associatedWith Crane, Hart, 1899-1932 person
associatedWith D'Arc, James V., 1950- person
associatedWith Druckman, Jacob, 1928-1996 person
correspondedWith Herrmann, Bernard, 1911-1975 person
associatedWith Jones, James, 1921-1977. person
associatedWith Library of Congress. Serge Koussevitzky Music Foundation. corporateBody
correspondedWith Raksin, David person
correspondedWith Slonimsky, Nicolas, 1894-1995 person
associatedWith Yaddo (Artist's colony) corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
United States
Material Types
Orchestral music--Scores
Motion picture music--History--Sources
Songs (high voice) with instrumental ensemble--Scores
Jewish composers--History--Sources
Jewish composers--Interviews
Vocalises (High voice) with orchestra--Scores
Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Composers--United States--History--Sources
Jewish composers--United States--History--Sources
Musical sketches
Television music--History--Sources
Song cycles
Instrumental ensembles--Scores
Izler Solomon Collection


Birth 1922-06-04

Death 1995-08-02





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