Cushing, Charles, 1905-1982

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Charles C. Cushing (b. Oakland, Calif., Dec. 8, 1905; d. Berkeley, Calif., April 14, 1982) professor and composer. He studied at the University of California, Berkeley (BA, MA) and won the Paris Prize Fellowship (1929), which took him to the Ecole Normale de Musique for composition lessons with Nadia Boulanger; he also studied violin, viola, clarinet, and piano. He taught at Berkeley (1931-68, professor 1948), where he conducted the University of California Concert Band (1934-52). His music is lyrical and makes use of impressionist harmonies; notable among his works is Carmen Saeculare, which was performed under his direction at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley. He translated the texts of Milhaud's Les Malheurs d'Orphee and Satie's Socrate, and he contributed articles to Modern Music. In 1952 he was admitted to the Legion d'honneur.

From the description of Charles Cook Cushing Papers, 1914-1982 (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 77850631

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referencedIn Charles Cushing collection [ca. 1964-ongoing]. Museum of Performance & Design
creatorOf Cushing, Charles. Journal of Charles Cushing, 1776 June 18-Sept. 26. Library of Congress
referencedIn Adams, John, 1735-1826. ALS, 1817 Mar. 13. Portsmouth Athenaeum Library & Museum
creatorOf Cushing, Charles, 1905-1982. Nun lasst uns Gott, dem Herren / Charles [Cushing]. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Cushing, Charles. Cushing, Charles : [photography bio file]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Cushing, Charles, 1905-1982. Charles Cook Cushing Papers, 1914-1982 The California Digital Library
creatorOf American Music Edition records, 1920-1997, 1951-1991 Music Library
creatorOf Arts Club (Berkeley, Calif.). Records of the Arts Club, 1935-1989 (bulk 1935-1958). UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Cushing, Charles. ALS : Boston, to Jonathan Bowman, Esq., 1784 July 1. Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square
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Massachusetts--Boston
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Smallpox--Vaccination
Chorale preludes (Keyboard instrument)
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Birth 1905-12-08

Death 1982-04-14

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French

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