Morton, Lawrence, 1904-1987

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Morton was born in 1904; he played the organ for silent movies and studied in NY before moving to Los Angeles, CA, in 1940; wrote music criticism for Script magazine; executive director, Evenings on the Roof (later renamed Monday Evening Concerts), 1952-71; director of the Ojai Music Festival; as curator of music at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, he staged several Bing Concerts each year; died in 1987.

From the description of Papers, 1908-1987. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 38963300

Morton was born in 1904; he played the organ for silent movies and studied in NY before moving to Los Angeles, CA, in 1940; wrote music criticism for Script magazine; executive director, Evenings on the Roof (later renamed Monday Evening Concerts), 1952-71; director of the Ojai Music Festival; as curator of music at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, he staged several Bing Concerts each year; he died in 1987.

From the description of Materials relating to the Monday Evening Concerts, 1950-1971. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 38963315

Biography

Morton was born in 1904; he played the organ for silent movies and studied in New York before moving to Los Angeles, California, in 1940; wrote music criticism for Script magazine; executive director, Evenings on the Roof (later renamed Monday Evening Concerts), 1952-71; director of the Ojai Music Festival; as curator of music at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, he staged several Bing Concerts each year; he died in 1987.

From the guide to the Lawrence Morton Collection of Materials Relating to the Monday Evening Concerts, 1950-1971, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.)

Biography

Morton was born in 1904; he played the organ for silent movies and studied in New York before moving to Los Angeles, California, in 1940; wrote music criticism for Script magazine; executive director, Evenings on the Roof (later renamed Monday Evening Concerts ), 1952-71; director of the Ojai Music Festival; as curator of music at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, he staged several Bing Concerts each year; died in 1987.

From the guide to the Lawrence Morton Papers, 1908-1987, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.)

Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Bartók, Béla, 1881-1945. person
associatedWith Boulez, Pierre, 1925- person
associatedWith Concerts corporateBody
associatedWith Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990 person
associatedWith Craft, Robert. person
correspondedWith Moldenhauer, Hans, collector. person
associatedWith Monday Evening Concerts of Los Angeles corporateBody
associatedWith Peyser, Joan, person
associatedWith Rosbaud, Hans, 1895-1962. person
correspondedWith Slonimsky, Nicolas, 1894-1995 person
associatedWith Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971. person
associatedWith Strobel, Heinrich, 1898-1970. person
associatedWith Webern, Anton, 1883-1945. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
California--Los Angeles
California--Los Angeles
Subject
Musicologists
Concerts
Concerts
Occupation
Musicologists
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Birth 1904

Death 1987

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