Strickland, William

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William Remsen Strickland (1914-1991) was born in Defiance, Ohio and began his musical career an an organist. He eventually shifted his focus to conducting and while serving in the U.S. Army (1941-1946) he founded the Army Music School Choir. In 1946 he co-founded the Nashville Symphony Orchestra which he led until 1951. Strickland spent the 1950s championing the works of American composers both at home and abroad. He led the Vienna Symphony, directed the New York Oratorio Society and traveled through Japan, the Philippines, Korea and Vietnam promoting American music. He made numerous recordings of contemporary compositions for the record label Composers Recordings, Inc. From 1962-1963 he directed the Iceland Symphony Orchestra. In the late 1960s he began studying the music of Charles Ives and created electronic realizations of several Ives compositions. He continued his experiments with electronic music after he retired to Connecticut.

From the description of William Remsen Strickland collection, 1926-1991 (bulk 1946-1970). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 436316985

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Relation Name
correspondedWith Barber, Samuel, 1910-1981 person
associatedWith Berg, Alban, 1885-1935. person
associatedWith Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. person
associatedWith Dumbarton Oaks Chamber Orchestra. corporateBody
correspondedWith Effinger, Cecil, 1914-1990 person
associatedWith Hammond, George, 1763-1853. person
associatedWith Howe, Mary, 1882-1964. person
correspondedWith Hull, Anne person
associatedWith Impuriaru Firuhāmonikku Kōkyōgakudan (Japan) corporateBody
associatedWith Ives, Charles, 1874-1954. person
associatedWith Joyce, James, 1882-1941 person
correspondedWith Keller, Homer, 1915-1996 person
correspondedWith Kennan, Kent Wheeler, 1913-2003 person
associatedWith Kirkpatrick, John, 1905-1991. person
correspondedWith Krenek, Ernst, 1900-1991 person
correspondedWith Menotti, Gian Carlo, 1911-2007 person
associatedWith Nashville Symphony Orchestra. corporateBody
associatedWith Nihon Firuhāmonī Kōkyō Gakudan. corporateBody
associatedWith Oratorio Society of New York. corporateBody
correspondedWith Pleasants, Henry person
correspondedWith Pleasants, Virginia person
associatedWith Porter, Quincy, 1897-1966. person
associatedWith Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972 person
correspondedWith Rorem, Ned, 1923- person
correspondedWith Schoenberg, Arnold, 1874-1951 person
associatedWith Sinfóniúhljómsveit íslands. corporateBody
correspondedWith Sowerby, Leo, 1895-1968 person
correspondedWith Thorne, Francis person
correspondedWith Ward, Robert, 1917- person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Songs (High voice) with piano
Conductors (Music)--Correspondence


Birth 1914-01-25

Death 1991-11-17




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SNAC ID: 57398741