Evett, Robert, 1922-1975

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Robert Evett (1922-1975), American composer and music editor/critic, was born in Loveland, Colorado in 1922. He studied with Roy Harris in Colorado, Springs from 1941-47. After serving as chairman of the music department of the Washington, DC Institute of Contemporary Arts (1947-50), Evett studied composition with Persichetti at the Juilliard School of Music (1951-52). An accomplished writer, he was book editor and music critic for the New Republic (1952-68) and editor of the Arts and Letters section of the Atlantic Monthly. He was also a contributing critic of books and music for the Washington Star (1961-75) and then its book editor (1970-75). Evett received two Pulitzer Prize nominations, one for music composition and the other for literary commentary. ; Evett’s compositions were primarily neo-classical in nature with an infusion of dissonant harmonic writing. His considerable involvement with musical life in Washington led to commissions from the National Symphony, the Pan American Union, Georgetown University, and the Composer’s Forum for Catholic Worship. ; Evett composed for many genres such as orchestra, chamber, keyboard, and vocal. His works include: Anniversary Concerto (orchestra), Piano Quintet (chamber), Toccata for 2 Pianos, Trio Sonata (organ), Sonata (harpsichord), The Mask of Cain and Billy in the Darbies (vocal).
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creatorOf Evett, Robert, 1922-1975. Symphony # 1 / [Robert Evett]. Library of Congress
creatorOf Evett, Robert, 1922-1975. Toccata / Robert Evett. Library of Congress
creatorOf Evett, Robert, 1922-1975. Introduction and toccata for string quartet / Robert Evett. Library of Congress
creatorOf Evett, Robert, 1922-1975. Symphony 3 / Robert Evett. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Evett, Robert, 1922-1975. 2nd Sunday in Lent / [Robert Evett]. Library of Congress
referencedIn Papers of Robert Graves: Correspondence (arranged by correspondent), c1909 to 2004 St John's College, Oxford
creatorOf Evett, Robert, 1922-1975. The Fairfax cottillion [sic] / [Robert Evett]. Library of Congress
creatorOf Evett, Robert, 1922-1975. Vespers in honor of St. Margaret of Scotland / [Robert Evett]. Library of Congress
referencedIn Kirkpatrick, Ralph. The Ralph Kirkpatrick papers, 1911-1977 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
creatorOf Evett, Robert, 1922-1975. Sonata for vln & harpsichord / [Robert Evett]. Library of Congress
creatorOf Evett, Robert, 1922-1975. Symphony 2 : Billy ascends / Robert Evett. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Evett, Robert, 1922-1975. Variations for percussion & harp / [Robert Evett]. Library of Congress
creatorOf The New Republic records Houghton Library
creatorOf Evett, Robert, 1922-1975. [Operatic scene, part / Robert Evett]. Library of Congress
creatorOf Evett, Robert, 1922-1975. [Opera sketches / Robert Evett]. Library of Congress
creatorOf Evett, Robert, 1922-1975. Salve Regina : msc. : in mem. Dorothy Wool[l]en Getlein / [Robert Evett]. Library of Congress
creatorOf Evett, Robert, 1922-1975. Violin concerto in F minor / Robert Evett ; paraphrase of the orchestral parts for piano. Library of Congress
creatorOf Evett, Robert, 1922-1975. Unidentified mss. / Evett, Robert. Library of Congress
referencedIn Robert Manning papers, 1938-1993. Houghton Library
creatorOf Evett, Robert, 1922-1975. Variations for pa / [Robert Evett]. Library of Congress
creatorOf Evett, Robert, 1922-1975. Mary Dyer / [Robert Evett]. Library of Congress
creatorOf Evett, Robert, 1922-1975. Piano sonata # 3 / [Robert Evett]. Library of Congress
creatorOf Evett, Robert, 1922-1975. Cadenza to 3rd mvt. K. 482 / [Robert Evett]. Library of Congress
creatorOf Evett, Robert, 1922-1975. Violin sonata no. 2 / [Robert Evett]. Library of Congress
creatorOf Evett, Robert, 1922-1975. Overtura in modo d'una toccata / Robert Evett. Library of Congress
creatorOf Evett, Robert, 1922-1975. 6 sonata / [Robert Evett]. Library of Congress
creatorOf Evett, Robert, 1922-1975. Concerto for violin & orchestra / [Robert Evett]. Library of Congress
creatorOf Evett, Robert, 1922-1975. Cello concerto # 2 / [Robert Evett]. Library of Congress
creatorOf Evett, Robert, 1922-1975. Magnificat / [Robert Evett]. Library of Congress
creatorOf Evett, Robert, 1922-1975. The windhover : worksheets / R. Evett. Library of Congress
referencedIn Jessica Mitford Papers TXRC91-A11., 1949-73 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Evett, Robert, 1922-1975. Solo sonata / [Robert Evett]. Library of Congress
creatorOf Evett, Robert, 1922-1975. The greater trumps / [Robert Evett]. Library of Congress
creatorOf Mitford, Jessica, 1917-1996. Papers, 1949-1973 (bulk 1961-1973). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Evett, Robert, 1922-1975. Lauds in honor of St. Ignatius of Loyola / [Robert Evett]. Library of Congress
referencedIn Smith, William Jay, 1918-. Two lockets : manuscript poem, 1945. Library of Congress
creatorOf Evett, Robert, 1922-1975. Sonata for piano 4 hands / Robert Evett. Library of Congress
creatorOf Evett, Robert, 1922-1975. Eucharist prayer / [Robert Evett]. Library of Congress
referencedIn Horace Mason Reynolds papers, 1895-1965. Houghton Library
creatorOf Evett, Robert, 1922-1975. Variations for clarinet and orchestra / Robert Evett. Library of Congress
creatorOf Evett, Robert, 1922-1975. The exile : 1973 : for men's voices, ten. solo & guitar / Robert Evett. Library of Congress
creatorOf Evett, Robert, 1922-1975. Airs on madrigals : msc. sketches / Evett, Robert. Library of Congress
creatorOf Evett, Robert, 1922-1975. Dawson's Landing / [Robert Evett]. Library of Congress
creatorOf Evett, Robert, 1922-1975. The Last Supper / Robert Evett. Library of Congress
creatorOf Evett, Robert, 1922-1975. Mary Magdalene at Easter / [Robert Evett ; words by Peter Davison]. Library of Congress
creatorOf Evett, Robert, 1922-1975. Fantasy on the Kyrie Jesu Redemptor / [Robert Evett]. Library of Congress
creatorOf Evett, Robert, 1922-1975. Joy to the world : 43 / [Robert Evett]. Library of Congress
referencedIn John Hollander Papers, circa 1950-2007 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Evett, Robert, 1922-1975. Capriccio 3 / Robert Evett. University of California, Los Angeles
creatorOf Evett, Robert, 1922-1975. Billy in the darbies / [Robert Evett]. Library of Congress
creatorOf Evett, Robert, 1922-1975. Asperges me : concerto for small orchestra, 1950-1952 / Robert Evett. Library of Congress
creatorOf Ayres, Charles E. Letters, 1915-1963, to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Evett, Robert, 1922-1975. Worksheets of a piano method containing scales, broken chords, etudes / [Robert Evett]. Library of Congress
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associatedWith Davison, Peter. person
associatedWith Davison, Peter, 1928- person
associatedWith Graves, Robert Windham, 1858-1934 person
associatedWith Hollander, John. person
associatedWith Ignatius, of Loyola, Saint, 1491-1556 person
associatedWith Kirkpatrick, Ralph. person
associatedWith Manning, Robert, 1919- person
associatedWith Margaret, Queen, consort of Malcolm III, King of Scotland, ca. 1045-1093. person
associatedWith Mary Magdalene, Saint person
associatedWith Mason, Lowell, 1792-1872. person
associatedWith Melville, Herman, 1819-1891 person
associatedWith Mitford, Jessica, 1917- person
associatedWith Mitford, Jessica, 1917-1996. person
associatedWith Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791. person
employeeOf New Republic, LLC person
correspondedWith Reynolds, Horace Mason, 1896-1965 person
associatedWith Smith, William Jay, 1918- person
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Subject
Concertos (Chamber orchestra)
Concertos (Piano)
Concertos (Violin)
Musical sketches
Overtures
Piano music
Piano music (Pianos (2)), Arranged
Sonatas (Piano, 4 hands)
String quartets
Symphonies
Toccata
Variations (Clarinet with orchestra)
Occupation
American composers
Editors
Music critics
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Birth 1922-11-30

Death 1975-02-03

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English

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