Shifrin, Seymour

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American composer.

From the description of The Seymour Shifrin papers, 1940-1982 (inclusive). (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 122589455

From the description of The Seymour Shifrin papers, 1940-1982 (inclusive). (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 702191305

Seymour Jack Shifrin was born in Brooklyn, New York on February 28, 1926. After graduating from the New York High School of Music and Art, he studied privately with the composer William Schuman, and then attended Columbia University, where he received the BA and the MA in 1947 and 1949, respectively. His principal composition teacher at Columbia was Otto Luening. Shifrin taught at Columbia in 1949-1950 and at the City College of New York in 1950-51. The next year, he studied in Paris with Darius Milhaud. In 1952 he was appointed to the faculty of the University of California at Berkeley, where he remained until 1966, when he became a professor at Brandeis University.

Shifrin's works have been performed by many prominent ensembles and soloists, including the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Juilliard, Fine Arts, and Galimir Quartets, and Alfred Brendel, Stephen Bishop, Bethany Beardslee, and Jan de Gaetani. He received numerous honors, including the Boston Symphony's Horblit Award, as well as grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Institute of Arts and Letters, and the Koussevitzky, Guggenheim, and Fulbright foundations.

Seymour Shifrin died in Boston on September 26, 1979, at the age of 53.

From the guide to the The Seymour Shifrin Papers, 1940-1982 (inclusive), (Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University)

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referencedIn Rudolf Kolisch papers, 1886-1978. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Shifrin, Seymour, 1926-1979. Trio for violin, 'cello, piano / Seymour Shifrin. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Nicolas Slonimsky Collection, 1873-1997, (bulk 1920-1990) Music Division Library of Congress
creatorOf Shifrin, Seymour, 1926-1979. In eius memoriam / Seymour Shifrin. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Shifrin, Seymour, 1926-1979. The cat and the moon / [words by] W.B. Yeats ; [music by] Seymour Shifrin. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Shifrin, Seymour, 1926-1979. The Seymour Shifrin papers, 1940-1982 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
creatorOf Shifrin, Seymour, 1926-1979. Lament for Oedipus : women's voices, string quartet, piano ; Ode : [winds, percussion, male chorus] : Paean ; mixed chorus and orchestra / Seymour Shifrin. University of Southern California, USC Libraries
creatorOf Shifrin, Seymour, 1926-1979. Chronicles : cantata to texts from the Old Testament / Seymour Shifrin. University of Southern California, USC Libraries
referencedIn Kirchner, Leon. Leon Kirchner papers, 1939-2009. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Shifrin, Seymour, 1926-1979. No second Troy / Seymour Shifrin ; William Butler Yeats. University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
creatorOf Shifrin, Seymour, 1926-1979. Two early poems by Rainer Maria Rilke / [music by] Seymour Shifrin. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Leon Kirchner papers, 1939-2009 The New York Public Library. Music Division.
creatorOf Shifrin, Seymour, 1926-1979. The Seymour Shifrin papers, 1940-1982 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
creatorOf Shifrin, Seymour, 1926-1979. String quartet no. 5 / Seymour Shifrin. University of Michigan
creatorOf Shifrin, Seymour, 1926-1979. The nick of time / Seymour Shifrin. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Shifrin, Seymour, 1926-1979. Duo for violin and piano / Seymour Shifrin. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Shifrin, Seymour, 1926-1979. Responses : for piano solo / Seymour Shifrin. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Shifrin, Seymour, 1926-1979. First secular cantata / by Seymour Shifrin. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Aaron Copland Collection, 1841-1991, (bulk 1911-1990) Music Division Library of Congress
creatorOf Shifrin, Seymour, 1926-1979. The cat and the moon / Seymour Shifrin ; W.B. Yeats. University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
creatorOf The Seymour Shifrin Papers, 1940-1982 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
creatorOf Shifrin, Seymour, 1926-1979. Satires of circumstance : soprano and six instruments / Seymour Shifrin ; to poems by Thomas Hardy. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Zukofsky, Paul. Responses to questionnaire and drafts of summary for Perspectives of New Music forum on notation practice, 1966-1967. New York Public Library System, NYPL
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associatedWith Arrigo, Girolamo. person
associatedWith Babbitt, Milton, 1916-2011. person
associatedWith Barkin, Elaine, 1932- person
associatedWith Beardslee, Bethany. person
associatedWith Berger, Arthur, 1912- person
associatedWith Berger, Arthur, 1912-2003. person
associatedWith Boone, Charles. person
associatedWith Boone, Charles. person
associatedWith Boretz, Benjamin. person
associatedWith Boretz, Benjamin. person
associatedWith Boyden, David Dodge, 1910- person
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associatedWith Brendel, Alfred. person
associatedWith Brody, Martin, 1949- person
associatedWith Cone, Edward T. person
associatedWith Copland, Aaron, 1900- person
associatedWith Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990 person
associatedWith Curtis, Alan. person
associatedWith Curtis, Alan. person
associatedWith Dahl, Ingolf, 1912-1970. person
associatedWith Dallapiccola, Luigi, 1904-1975. person
associatedWith De Gaetani, Jan. person
associatedWith De Gaetani, Jan. person
associatedWith Einem, Gottfried von, 1918- person
associatedWith Einem, Gottfried von, 1918-1996. person
associatedWith Felciano, Richard. person
associatedWith Finney, Ross Lee, 1906-1997. person
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associatedWith Forte, Allen. person
associatedWith Frankenstein, Alfred Victor, 1906- person
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associatedWith Gaburo, Kenneth. person
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associatedWith Harbison, John. person
associatedWith Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928 person
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associatedWith Harris, Donald. person
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associatedWith Hoffmann, Richard. person
associatedWith Imbrie, Andrew, 1921- person
associatedWith Kirchner, Leon person
associatedWith Kirchner, Leon. person
associatedWith Kohn, Karl, 1926- person
associatedWith Kolisch, Rudolf, 1896- person
associatedWith Kolisch, Rudolf, 1896-1978. person
associatedWith LeFanu, Nicola. person
associatedWith Lewin, David. person
associatedWith Lewin, David. person
associatedWith Lewin, David, 1933-2003. person
associatedWith Luening, Otto, 1900-1996. person
associatedWith Martirano, Salvatore. person
associatedWith Martirano, Salvatore. person
associatedWith Meyer, Leonard B. person
associatedWith Meyer, Leonard B. person
associatedWith Milhaud, Darius, 1892-1974. person
associatedWith Miller, Robert, 1930- person
associatedWith Miller, Robert, 1930-1981. person
associatedWith Mitchell, William J. (William John), 1906- person
associatedWith Moore, Douglas, 1893-1969. person
associatedWith Newcomb, Anthony, 1943- person
associatedWith Nin-Culmell, Joaquín, 1908- person
associatedWith Nin-Culmell, Joaquín, 1908-2004. person
associatedWith Oppens, Ursula. person
associatedWith Perle, George, 1915-2009. person
associatedWith Pollikoff, Max. person
associatedWith Rifkin, Joshua. person
associatedWith Rifkin, Joshua. person
associatedWith Rilke, Rainer Maria, 1875-1926 person
associatedWith Schuman, William, 1910- person
associatedWith Schuman, William, 1910-1992. person
associatedWith Sessions, Roger, 1896-1985 person
associatedWith Shapero, Harold, 1920- person
associatedWith Shapey, Ralph, 1921-2002. person
associatedWith Shifrin, Miriam. person
associatedWith Shifrin, Miriam. person
associatedWith Sims, Ezra, 1928- person
associatedWith Slonimsky, Nicolas, 1894-1995 person
associatedWith Sophocles person
associatedWith Spies, Claudio. person
associatedWith Steinberg, Michael, 1928-2009. person
associatedWith Stein, Leonard. person
associatedWith Stein, Leonard. person
associatedWith Stockhausen, Karlheinz, 1928-2007. person
associatedWith Swift, Richard, 1927- person
associatedWith Thomas, John, 1927-2001. person
associatedWith Treitler, Leo, 1931- person
associatedWith Wernick, Richard, 1934- person
associatedWith Winkler, Peter K. person
associatedWith Winkler, Peter K. person
associatedWith Wyner, Yehudi, 1929- person
associatedWith Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939 person
associatedWith Zukofsky, Paul. person
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United States
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Quintets (Piano, clarinet, flute, violin, violoncello--Scores
Composers--Correspondence
String quartets--Scores
Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices) with orchestra--Scores
Cantatas, Secular
Songs (High voice) with piano
Songs (medium voice) with piano
Violin and piano music--Scores
Music--Manuscripts--Facsimiles
Music--20th century
Piano trios--Scores
Cantatas--Sacred--Scores
Songs
Songs (high voice) with instrumental ensemble--Scores
Septets (Piano, clarinet, flute, percussion, violin, violoncello, double bass)--Scores
Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices) with orchestra--Scores
Piano music
Music--United States--20th century
Cantatas, Secular--Score
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Composers
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Birth 1926-02-28

Death 1979-09-26

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