Helps, Robert

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American pianist, teacher, and composer.

From the description of Interview conducted by Oliver Daniel, Oct. 10, 1977 [sound recording]. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155862453

American pianist and compuser.

Robert Helps (1928-2001) studied under Abby Whiteside, piano, and Roger Sessions, composition. Helps served as professor of piano at the New England Conservatory, the San Francisco Conservatory, Princeton University, Stanford University, the University of California at Berkeley, and the Manhattan School of Music. He was Professor of Music at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida, from 1980 until his death at 72 in 2001. He performed internationally as a soloist and chamber musician. He composed piano, chamber, and symphonic works. In 1996, Robert Helps received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota.

From the description of Robert Helps collection, 1928-2001. (University of South Florida). WorldCat record id: 748371670

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referencedIn The Mel Powell Papers, 1942-1991, inclusive Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
referencedIn Shifrin, Seymour, 1926-1979. The Seymour Shifrin papers, 1940-1982 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn International Society for Contemporary Music. New Haven Chapter. Papers of the New Haven Chapter, ISCM, 1961-1965 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
creatorOf Helps, Robert. 3 hommages : piano solo / Robert Helps. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Helps, Robert. Nocturne : for string quartet / Robert Helps. California Institute of the Arts, CalArts
referencedIn Quincy Porter Papers, 1897-1975 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
referencedIn Rudolf Kolisch papers, 1886-1978. Houghton Library
creatorOf Helps, Robert. Robert Helps collection, 1928-2001. University of South Florida, USF Library
creatorOf Helps, Robert. Quartet for piano, violin, viola, and cello, 1997 / Robert Helps. Library of Congress
referencedIn Nicolas Slonimsky Collection, 1873-1997, (bulk 1920-1990) Library of Congress. Music Division
referencedIn Fromm Music Foundation scores and recordings, 1943-2011. Houghton Library
creatorOf Helps, Robert,. Interview conducted by Oliver Daniel, Oct. 10, 1977 [sound recording]. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Helps, Robert. Cortege / Robert Helps. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Helps, Robert. 3 hommages : piano solo, 1972 / Robert Helps. New England Conservatory of Music, Harriet M. Spaulding Library
referencedIn Powell, Mel. The Mel Powell papers, 1942-1991 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
creatorOf Helps, Robert. Original "notes" for Quartet for piano, violin, viola, and cello (1996) / Robert Helps. Library of Congress
referencedIn International Society for Contemporary Music. New Haven Chapter. Papers of the New Haven Chapter, ISCM, 1961-1965 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
creatorOf Helps, Robert. The running sun : for soprano and piano / music by Robert Helps ; text by James Purdy (5 poems from his collection "The running sun"). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Shifrin, Seymour, 1926-1979. The Seymour Shifrin papers, 1940-1982 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn The Seymour Shifrin Papers, 1940-1982 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
creatorOf Helps, Robert. Fantasy for violin and piano : part I of Serenade commissioned by the Fromm Music Foundation / Robert Helps. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Helps, Robert. Quartet for piano, violin, viola, and cello, 1997 / Robert Helps. Library of Congress
referencedIn The Papers of the New Haven Chapter, ISCM, 1961-1965 Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
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associatedWith International Society for Contemporary Music, New Haven Chapter person
associatedWith International Society for Contemporary Music. New Haven Chapter. corporateBody
associatedWith International Society for Contemporary Music. New Haven Chapter. corporateBody
correspondedWith Kolisch, Rudolf, 1896-1978 person
associatedWith Library of Congress. Serge Koussevitzky Music Foundation. corporateBody
correspondedWith Mel Powell person
associatedWith NBC Symphony Orchestra. corporateBody
associatedWith Porter, Quincy, 1897-1966 person
associatedWith Powell, Mel. person
associatedWith Purdy, James person
associatedWith Shifrin, Seymour, 1926-1979. person
associatedWith Slonimsky, Nicolas, 1894-1995 person
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Piano music
String quartets--Scores and parts
Orchestral music--Scores
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Composers
Violin and piano music--Scores and parts
Piano quartets--Scores
Music--20th century
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Songs (High voice) with piano
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Birth 1928-09-23

Death 2001-12-01

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