Ward, Robert, 1917-2013

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Originally composed for string quartet, 1937; arranged 1937-40. First performance Detroit, July 1941, Merrill String Ensemble, Celia Merrill conductor.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Andante and scherzo for strings / Robert E. Ward. [1937-1940] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 56906096

Composed 1937 for a symphony in E minor, not completed. First performance Rochester, New York, April 1938, Rochester Civic Orchestra, Howard Hanson conductor.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Slow music for orchestra / Robert E. Ward. [1937] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 56906105

Composer of operas and other works who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1962. Chancellor of the N. C. School of the Arts and a faculty member at Columbia and Duke Universities.

From the description of Robert Ward papers, 1950-2000 and n.d. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 83178644

Robert Ward (1917- ) is an American composer who wrote an opera based on Leonid Andreev's play "Tot, kto poluchaet poshchechiny"

From the guide to the Robert Ward opera score and publicity material, 1956-1984, (GB 206 Leeds University Library)

Composer of operas and other works who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1962. Chancellor of the N.C. School of the Arts and a faculty member at Columbia and Duke Universities.

From the description of Robert Ward papers, 1950-2010. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 41631321

Composed 1943. First performance New York City, 5 May 1945, Juilliard Graduate School Orchestra, Richard Bales conductor.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Adagio and allegro / Robert E. Ward. [19--] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 56906088

Completed 1941. First complete performance New York, 10 May 1941, Juilliard Graduate School Orchestra, the composer conducting. Received the Juilliard Publication Award, 1942.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Symphony no. 1 / Robert E. Ward. [1941] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 56906111

Robert Ward is a composer of operas and other works who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1962. He was chancellor of the North Carolina School of the Arts from 1967 to 1975, and is now Professor of Music Emeritus at Duke University.

Ward was born in 1917 and began composing as a student. He attended Eastman School of Music and Juilliard School of Music in the 1930s and early 1940s before joining the United States Army during World War II. During the war he served as a band director, and was stationed in the Pacific.

Following the war, Ward taught at Juilliard and Columbia, and continued composing and conducting. His second opera, The Crucible, based on Arthur Miller's play, premiered in 1961 and became his best-known work. He won the Pulitzer Prize in Music for The Crucible in 1962.

Ward eventually left New York and became Chancellor of the North Carolina School of the Arts in 1967; he stepped down to the composition faculty in 1975. He joined Duke University as the Mary Duke Biddle Professor of Music in 1979, retiring as Professor Emeritus in 1987. He continues to compose and live in Durham, North Carolina.

From the guide to the Robert Ward Papers, 1950s-2012 and undated, (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University)

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creatorOf NCSA Orchestra. NCSA Orchestra [concert] [sound recording]. University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Semans Library
creatorOf Newton, Emily Amber. A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute opera workshop [sound recording]. University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Semans Library
creatorOf Ward, Robert, 1917-. Correspondence with Eugene Ormandy, 1978. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf NCSA Wind Ensemble. Wind Ensemble [sound recording]. University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Semans Library
creatorOf Kenan, Tom. NCSA convocation [sound recording] / address by Tom Kenan. University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Semans Library
creatorOf Ward, Robert, 1917-. Slow music for orchestra / Robert E. Ward. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Harsanyi, Janice. Tibor Varga Music Festival [sound recording]. University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Semans Library
creatorOf Ward, Robert, 1917-. Robert Ward opera score and publicity material. Brotherton Library, University of Leeds
creatorOf Ward, Robert, 1917-. NCSA convocation address [sound recording] / by Robert Ward. University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Semans Library
creatorOf NCSA Orchestra. NCSA Orchestra concert [sound recording]. University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Semans Library
referencedIn Strickland, William. William Remsen Strickland collection, 1926-1991 (bulk 1946-1970). Library of Congress
creatorOf Bouldin, James. Student recital [sound recording]. University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Semans Library
creatorOf Geetlein, Georgyn. An Evening with the arts [sound recording]. University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Semans Library
referencedIn Society for the Publication of American Music. Papers of the Society for the Publication of American Music, 1924-1974 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
creatorOf NCSA Orchestra. NCSA Orchestra [sound recording]. University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Semans Library
referencedIn Society for the Publication of American Music. Papers of the Society for the Publication of American Music, 1924-1974 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
creatorOf Ward, Robert, 1917-. [The crucible / music by Robert Ward]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Ward, Robert, 1917-. Symphony no. 1 / Robert E. Ward. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Starker, Janos. Festival Orchestra concert [sound recording]. University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Semans Library
creatorOf Gottlieb, Marc. Faculty recital [sound recording]. University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Semans Library
creatorOf Genualdi, Joseph. Joseph Genualdi - Eric Larsen [sound recording] University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Semans Library
creatorOf Ward, Robert, 1917-. NCSA convocation [sound recording] / address by Robert Ward. University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Semans Library
creatorOf Robert Ward opera score and publicity material, 1956-1984 GB 206 Leeds University Library
creatorOf Ward, Robert, 1917-. Festive ode for orchestra [sound recording]. University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Semans Library
referencedIn North Carolina School of the Arts. Office of the President. "President's Newsletter" 28 February 1971. University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Semans Library
referencedIn National Orchestral Association collection of rehearsal and concert recordings [sound recording], 1938-1968 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
creatorOf Ward, Robert, 1917-. Adagio and allegro / Robert E. Ward. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf De Mille, Agnes. NCSA commencement exercises [sound recording]. University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Semans Library
creatorOf Ward, Robert, 1917-. Jonathon and the gingery snare / narration by Bernard Stambler ; music by Robert Ward. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Robert Ward Papers, 1950s-2012 and undated David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Atkins, Irene Kahn, 1922-. Major figures in American music [S-Z] : [oral history]. Yale University Library
creatorOf Clarion Wind Quintet. Clarion Wind Quintet [sound recording]. University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Semans Library
creatorOf Amadeus Trio. Amadeus Trio [sound recording] University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Semans Library
creatorOf Amadeus Trio. Amadeus Trio [sound recording]. University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Semans Library
referencedIn The Papers of the Society for the Publication of American Music, 1924-1974 Irving S. Gilmore Music Library
referencedIn William Remsen Strickland Collection, 1926-1991, (bulk 1946-1970) Library of Congress. Music Division
creatorOf NCSA Chamber Music Society. Giannini's legacy [sound recording]. University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Semans Library
creatorOf Piedmont Chamber Orchestra. Piedmont Chamber Orchestra [sound recording]. University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Semans Library
creatorOf Ward, Robert, 1917-. Robert Ward papers, 1950-2010. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Ward, Robert, 1917-. Robert Ward papers, 1950-2000 and n.d. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Ward, Robert, 1917-. Andante and scherzo for strings / Robert E. Ward. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
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Birth 1917-09-13

Death 2013-04-02

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