Perle, George, 1915-2009

Alternative names

Hide Profile

Commissioned by Walter Trampler. Composed 1962. First performance Museum of Modern Art, New York, 10 May 1962, Composers Showcase concert, Arthur Weisberg conductor, Walter Trampler soloist. Dedicated to Walter Trampler.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Serenade for viola and solo instruments / by George Perle. [19--] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 53180840

An American composer and theorist, George Perle received his Ph.D. degree in 1956 from N.Y. Univ. with the dissertation Serial Composition and Atonality (publ. 1962; 4th ed. 1977). He also wrote Twelve-tone Tonality (1977); The Operas of Alban Berg (v. 1, Wozzeck, v. 2, Lulu; 1980-1985); The Listening Composer (1990); and numerous articles on Berg, Schoenberg, and Webern. He is co-founder and director of the International Alban Berg Society.

From the guide to the George Perle papers, ca. 1948-1991, (The New York Public Library. Music Division.)

An American composer and theorist,

George Perle received his Ph. D. degree in 1956 from N.Y. Univ. with the dissertation Serial Composition and Atonality (publ. 1962; 4th ed. 1977). He also wrote Twelve-tone Tonality (1977); The Operas of Alban Berg (v. 1, Wozzeck, v. 2, Lulu; 1980-1985); The Listening Composer (1990); and numerous articles on Berg, Schoenberg, and Webern. He is co-founder and director of the International Alban Berg Society.

From the description of Papers, ca. 1948-1991. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122533905

The composer George Perle was born May 6, 1915 in Bayonne, N.J.

After graduating from De Paul University in 1938, he received his Masters of Music at the American Conservatory of Music in 1942 and his Ph. D in Musicology at New York University in 1956. Perle has taught composition at the University of Louisville, the University of California, Davis College and Queens College of the City University of New York, and held numerous visiting professorships in theory, composition, and music history. He was awarded Guggenheim fellowships in 1966 and 1974, a MacArthur fellowship in 1986, and the 1986 Pulitzer Prize in music for his Wind Quartet no. 4. Aside from his work as a composer and teacher, he is widely recognized as an authority on the Second Viennese School.

The composer Paul Lansky was born on June 18, 1944 in New York, N.Y. He studied the French horn and composition at Queens College and received his MFA (1969) and Ph. D (1973) from Princeton University. His earliest compositions were written for acoustic instruments, but computer-generated sounds took a progressively central role starting with his Mild und Leise, written in 1973. He has served on the faculty at Princeton since 1969 and was made a full Professor of Music in 1984. His works have been widely recorded and he has received numerous commissions. Honors include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation (1981) and the National Endowment for the Arts (1981, 1988).

From the description of George Perle letters to Paul Lansky, 1969-1973. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122346064

George Perle was born May 6, 1915 in Bayonne, N.J. His composition teachers include Wesley La Violette at De Paul University and Ernst Krenek, who he took lessons from privately. After graduating from De Paul in 1938 he took his Masters of Music at the American Conservatory of Music in 1942 and finally his Ph.D in Musicology at New York University in 1956. Perle has taught composition at the University of Louisville, University of California, Davis and Queens College of CUNY in addition to holding numerous visiting professorships in theory, composition and music history. He was awarded two Guggenheim Fellowships (1966 and 1974) and the MacArthur Fellowship (1986) and received the 1986 Pulitzer Prize in Music for his Wind Quintet no. 4. Aside from his work as a composer and teacher, he is widely recognized as a major authority on the Second Viennese School and for his writings on that subject, in particular his two volume "The Operas of Alban Berg" and his articles Weberns 12-Tone Sketches and The Secret Program of the Lyric Suite .

Paul Lansky was born on June 18, 1944 in New York City, where he attended the High School of Music and Art, graduating in 1961. Lansky continued his studies, majoring in French horn, at Queens College, where he studied composition with George Perle and Hugo Weisgall, He later received his MFA (1969) and Ph.D (1973) from Princeton University, where his composition teachers included Milton Babbitt, Edward Cone and Earl Kim. His earliest compositions were written for acoustic instruments, but computer-generated sounds took a progressively central role starting with his Mild und leise, written in 1973. He has served on the faculty at Princeton since 1969 and was made a full Professor of Music in 1984. His works have been widely recorded and he has received numerous commissions. Honors include fellowships from the Guggeneim Foundation (1981) and the National Endowment for the Arts (1981, 1988).

Sources:

Antokoletz, Elliott: 'Paul Lansky', Grove Music Online ed. L. Macy (Accessed 13 Jan., 2004), <http://www.grovemusic.com>

Lansky, Paul: Curriculum vitae (Accessed 13 Jan., 2004) <http://silvertone.princeton.edu/~paul/cv.html>

Lansky, Paul: 'George Perle', Grove Music Online ed. L. Macy (Accessed 15 Jan., 2004), <http://www.grovemusic.com>

McCarthy, David: Paul Lansky, (Accessed 13 Jan., 2004) <http://silvertone.princeton.edu/~paul/bio.html>

Slonimsky, Nicolas, Laura Kuhn and Dennis McIntire: George Perle, Bakers Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, 8th Edition, 2001

From the guide to the George Perle correspondence with Paul Lansky, 1969-1973, (The New York Public Library. Music Division.)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Perle, George, 1915-2009. Serenade for viola and solo instruments / by George Perle. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Perle, George, 1915-2009. Thirteen Dickinson songs / by George Perle. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Rochberg, George,. Collection : of annotated music theory books, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Serge Koussevitzky Archive, 1920-1976, (bulk 1924-1951) Music Division Library of Congress
creatorOf Perle, George, 1915-2009. Correspondence, 1965. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Atkins, Irene Kahn, 1922-. Major figures in American music [M-R] : [oral history]. Yale University Library
referencedIn Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990. Leonard Bernstein collection : Part I, circa 1900-1994 (bulk 1933-1990). Library of Congress
referencedIn Correspondence concerning the 1982 exhibition, Contemporary American Composers, 1982 Jan. 30-1983 Mar. 14 The New York Public Library. Music Division.
referencedIn Laura Gray Political Cartoons, 1944-1957 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
creatorOf Perle, George, 1915-2009. Correspondence, 1965. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Perle, George, 1915-2009. Monody no. 2 for double bass / George Perle. Northwestern University
creatorOf George Perle correspondence with Paul Lansky, 1969-1973 The New York Public Library. Music Division.
creatorOf Perle, George, 1915-2009. George Perle letters to Paul Lansky, 1969-1973. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Perle, George, 1915-2009. Windows of order : String quartet no. 8 (1988) / George Perle. Library of Congress
creatorOf Wood, Thor E. Correspondence concerning the 1982 exhibition, Contemporary American Composers, 1982 Jan. 30-1983 Mar. 14. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Perle, George, 1915-2009. Scherzo / Perle. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Perle, George, 1915-2009. Suite in C / by George Perle. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Yaddo records, 1870-1980 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf George Perle papers, ca. 1948-1991 The New York Public Library. Music Division.
referencedIn The Leonard Burkat Papers, 1943-1981 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
referencedIn Leonard Bernstein Collection, circa 1900-1994, (bulk 1933-1990) Music Division Library of Congress
creatorOf Perle, George, 1915-2009. Toccata for piano / George Perle. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn International Society for Contemporary Music. League of Composers/ISCM records, 1906-2009 (bulk 1923-2009). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Burkat, Leonard, 1919-1992. The Leonard Burkat papers, 1943-1981 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
creatorOf Perle, George, 1915-2009. Short sonata / George Perle. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Perle, George, 1915-2009. Concerto for piano and orchestra (1992) / by George Perle ; reduction for two pianos. Library of Congress
creatorOf Perle, George, 1915-2009. Concerto for piano and orchestra (1992) / by George Perle. Library of Congress
creatorOf United States Information Agency. Artistic Ambassador Program. USIA Artistic Ambassador Program musical commissions, 1973-1988 (bulk 1983-1987). Library of Congress
creatorOf Perle, George, 1915-2009. Two Rilke songs : 1941 / George Perle. The Juilliard School, Lila Acheson Wallace Library
referencedIn Charles Turner papers, 1921-2003, 1933-1992 The New York Public Library. Music Division.
referencedIn USIA Artistic Ambassador Program Musical Commissions, 1973-1988, (bulk 1983-1987) Music Division Library of Congress
creatorOf Perle, George, 1915-2009. Sinfonietta II. Northwestern University
referencedIn Rudolf Kolisch papers, 1886-1978. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Burkat, Leonard, 1919-. The Leonard Burkat papers, 1943-1981 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn John Hollander Papers, circa 1950-2007 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Perle, George, 1915-2009. Six new etudes : 1984 / George Perle. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Perle, George, 1915-2009. Six [i.e. Eighteen] preludes for piano / by George Perle. Indiana University
referencedIn Nicolas Slonimsky Collection, 1873-1997, (bulk 1920-1990) Music Division Library of Congress
referencedIn Fromm Music Foundation scores and recordings, 1943-2011. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Perle, George, 1915-2009. Toccata / George Perle. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Perle, George, 1915-2009. Papers, ca. 1948-1991. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn The Seymour Shifrin Papers, 1940-1982 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
creatorOf Perle, George, 1915-2009. Correspondence : with American Musicological Society, 1960. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Berg, Helene, 1885-1976. Correspondence : with Alma Mahler and Franz Werfel, 1926-1964. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Shifrin, Seymour, 1926-1979. The Seymour Shifrin papers, 1940-1982 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn Shifrin, Seymour, 1926-1979. The Seymour Shifrin papers, 1940-1982 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn League of Composers/ISCM records, 1906-2009, 1923-2009 The New York Public Library. Music Division.
referencedIn The Moldenhauer Archives at Harvard University: Manuscript music compositions, 1880-1985. Houghton Library.
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith American Music Collection corporateBody
associatedWith Berg, Alban, 1885-1935. person
associatedWith Berg, Helene, 1885-1976. person
correspondedWith Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990. person
associatedWith Burkat, Leonard, 1919-1992. person
associatedWith Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886. person
associatedWith Fromm Music Foundation corporateBody
associatedWith Gray, Laura. person
associatedWith Hollander, John. person
associatedWith International Alban Berg Society. corporateBody
associatedWith International Society for Contemporary Music. corporateBody
associatedWith Kolisch, Rudolf, 1896-1978 person
correspondedWith Koussevitzky, Serge, 1874-1951 person
associatedWith Lansky, Paul, 1944- person
associatedWith Lenneberg, Hans, 1924-1994. person
associatedWith Leonard Burkat person
associatedWith Library of Congress. Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge Foundation. corporateBody
associatedWith Library of Congress. Serge Koussevitzky Music Foundation. corporateBody
associatedWith Moldenhauer, Hans person
associatedWith Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). Music Library. General Manuscript Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Rilke, Rainer Maria, 1875-1926 person
associatedWith Rochberg, George, person
associatedWith Rosenbaum, Harold. person
associatedWith Schoenberg, Arnold, 1874-1951. person
associatedWith Shifrin, Seymour, 1926-1979. person
associatedWith Slobe, Laura, 1909-1958 person
correspondedWith Slonimsky, Nicolas, 1894-1995 person
associatedWith Turner, Charles person
associatedWith United States Information Agency. Artistic Ambassador Program. corporateBody
associatedWith Webern, Anton, 1883-1945. person
associatedWith Wood, Thor E. person
associatedWith Yaddo (Artist's colony) corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Subject
Atonality
Music--Manuscripts--Facsimiles
Composers--United States--Correspondence
Symphonies--Excerpts--Scores
String quartets--Scores
Composition (Music)
Twelve-tone system
Concertos (Piano)--2 piano scores
Quartets (Clarinet, flute, violin, violoncello)--Scores
Piano music
Composers--Correspondence
Double bass music
Suites (Piano)
Concertos (Piano)--Scores
Sonatas (piano)
Songs (low voice) with piano
Suites (Viola with instrumental ensemble)--Scores and parts
Songs (High voice) with piano
Occupation
Composers
Function

Person

Birth 1915-05-06

Death 2009-01-23

Americans

German,

English

Information

Permalink: http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w60r9n2k

Ark ID: w60r9n2k

SNAC ID: 44488532