The Richard Donovan Papers 1913-1971 (inclusive)

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The Richard Donovan Papers, 1913-1971 (inclusive)

The Richard Donovan Papers 1913-1971 (inclusive)

Music, correspondence and other papers, photographs, and additional materials by and about the American composer, conductor, and educator Richard Donovan (1891-1970)

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Di Bonaventura, Sam

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Born in 1921, Sam di Bonaventura was a professor of music at George Mason from 1975 until 1998. Known around campus simply as "Dr. Sam," di Bonaventura taught music history, music theory, and private violin lessons until he retired in spring 1998. Di Bonaventura studied music at Juilliard, Yale, Harvard, and Peabody Conservatory. He studied composition with Robert Ward, Vincent Persichetti, Paul Hindemith, Walter Piston, and Benjamin Lees. He was a professional violinist and composed a number of...

Thompson, Randall, 1899-

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Osborne, Willson, 1906-1979

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Powell, Mel

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Daniel, Cyrus.

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Vinitsky, Ruth.

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Mannes, Leopold

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Composed 1924-26. First performance Rochester, N.Y., 23 January 1928, Rochester Philharmonic, Howard Hanson conductor. Mannes won the Pulitzer Traveling Scholarship, 1925, for this and other works.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Suite for orchestra : "breve ma grave" / Leopold D. Mannes. 1924. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 52907988 Leopold Mannes, born Dec. 26, 1899, New York, and died Aug. 11, 1964, Vineyard Haven, Mass. American ...

Krigbaum, Charles

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Herman, Ruth

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Wyner, Yehudi, 1929-

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Heath, Fenno, 1926-2008

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Daniel, Oliver

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Hively, Wells

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Hillis, Margaret

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Ruggles, Carl, 1876-1971

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American composer. From the description of Carl Ruggles Papers, 1894-1981 (inclusive). (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 122501161 From the description of Carl Ruggles Papers, 1894-1981 (inclusive). (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 702189342 Painter; Coral Gables, Fla., and Arlington, Vt. From the description of Christmas card and note to E.P. and Constance Richardson, 1952. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122557460 Charle...

Damrosch, Frank

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German-American conductor and teacher. From the description of Typewritten document signed, dated : [New York], 22 March 1913, 1913 Mar. 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270565329 From the description of Autograph letters signed (2), dated : New York, 22 January and 7 December 1906, to [Harry Harkness] Flagler, 1906 Jan. 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270565325 Esther Ostroff, an American pianist, studied with Isidore Philipp. From the guide to the...

Wyner, Yehudi, 1929-

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Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975

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Thornton Wilder (1897-1975), novelist and playwright. From the description of Thornton Wilder collection, 1918-1983. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82555916 From the description of Thornton Wilder collection, 1918-1983. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702165470 Thornton Wilder was an American playwright, novelist, and essayist. From the description of Thornton Wilder collection of papers, 1926-1975 bulk (1926-1967). (New York Public Library). WorldCat rec...

McKinney, Mathilde.

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Stevens, Halsey, 1908-1989

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Biographical Note Halsey Stevens was born on December 3, 1908, in Scott, New York. Educated at Homer Academy as a youth, Stevens took to composing at a young age and completed his first work, The Frogs at School, sometime around 1920-1921. He studied composition with William Berwald at Syracuse University, earning his B.A. in 1931 and his M.M. in 1937. Shortly after graduation, Stevens accepted a position as associate professor of music at Da...

Moore, Douglas, 1893-1969

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Douglas Moore was a composer and teacher; Ethan Ayer wrote song lyrics which were set by Moore for the 1961 theatrical production of The wings of the dove, based on the novel by Henry James. From the guide to the Letters to Ethan Ayer, 1960 and undated., (Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Composed 1931. First performance under original title, Overture Babbit, New York, 11 December 1932, Manhattan Symphony Orchestra, th...

Jones, Charles, 1910-

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Barzin, Leon

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American conductor. From the description of Autograph letters signed (25), postcards signed (2), and Christmas card signed, dated : Woodstock (N.Y.), New York, Paris, Munich [and other places], to Mrs. Melbert B. Cary [i.e. Mary Flagler Cary], 1931-1939. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270672027 From the description of Typewritten letter signed, dated : [Paris], to Langdon van Norden, 1958 June 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270672032 Violinist. ...

Crosby, John, 1926-2002

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Wilson, Keith L. (Keith Leroy), 1916-2013

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Crumb, George

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Biographical Note 1929, October 24 Born, Charleston, West Virginia, to musicians George Henry Crumb, Sr. and Vivian Crumb circa 1939 Began composing works "somewhat in the style of Mozart" 1944 1947 ...

Weiss, Adolf

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Gerschefski, ?

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Donovan, Richard, 1891-1970

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Inspired by Carl Sanburg's poem Smoke and steel. Composed 1932.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Smoke and steel : symphonic poem for orchestra / by Richard Donovan. 1932. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 44393299 American composer. From the description of The Richard Donovan papers, 1913-1971 (inclusive). (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 702191441 From the description of The Richard Donovan papers, 1913-1971 ...

Maworsky, Morris.

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Parker, Horatio W.

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Text is the German poem by Count Friedrich Leopold, Graf zu Stolberg, translated into English by the composer's mother, Isabella Parker. Composed 1884. First performance Munich, 1884. Dedicated to Jules Jordan.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Ballade von Friedrich Leopold, Graf zu Stolberg / komponirt von H.W. Parker. [18--?] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 53114434 Text is the poem by J. de Beaufort, in French with English translatio...

Goetschius, Percy, 1853-1943

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Hindemith, Paul, 1895-1963

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Composed 1940. First performance Minneapolis, 21 November 1941, Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Dimitri Mitropoulos conductor.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Symphonie in Es (1940) / Paul Hindemith. c1940. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 50172725 Composer. From the description of Paul Hindemith autograph card to Jay S. Harrison, 1959 Apr. 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 489450513 German composer, theorist, tea...

Archer, Violet

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Composed 1941. First performance London, 10 March 1942, British Broadcasting Corporation Orchestra, Adrian Boult conductor. From the description of Britannia, a joyful overture / Violet Archer. 1941. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 42695888 Composed 1946. Revised 1956. First performance Austin, Texas, 14 April 1956, University of Texas Symposium Orchestra, Guy Fraser Harrison conductor.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Fant...

Kay, Ulysses, 1917-1995

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Composed 1940. First performance Rochester, 16 April 1940, Rochester Civic Orchestra, Howard Hanson conductor, Robert Sprenkle.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Concerto for oboe / Ulysses Kay. 1940. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 52529397 Composed 1946. First performance Washington, D.C., 9 May 1948, National Gallery Orchestra, Richard Bales conductor, Leonard Shifrin soloist.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the descriptio...

American Composers Alliance.

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The American Composers Alliance, a publishing and service organization owned and operated by composers, was founded in 1938 to promote the interests of American composers. From the description of Minutes, 1938-1946. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122431386 From the guide to the American Composers Alliance minutes, 1938-1946, (The New York Public Library. Music Division.) Francis Burritt Thorne Jr. was born June 23, 1922 in Bay Shore, New...

Porter, Quincy, 1897-1966

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Commissioned by the Little Symphony Society of St. Louis, 1937. Composed 1937. First performance St. Louis, 2 July 1937, St. Louis Little Symphony, Hans Lange conducting.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Dance in 3 time / by Quincy Porter. c1937. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 53342913 Commissioned by the Columbia Broadcasting System. Composed 1938. First performance over CBS Radio from New York, summer 1938, CBS Orchestra. For Dance ...

D.

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Epithet: Plebanus de S Petro in Mercato British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001294.0x000297 ...

Novak, Lionel.

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Hughes, Anselm, 1889-1974

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Epithet: Humphrey Vaughan in religion OSB, musicologist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001026.0x000352 ...

Kaufmann, Henry W. (Henry William), 1913-1982

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Goodale, R. L.

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Creston, Paul

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Sly, Allan

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Complete 1935. First performance, Rochester, N.Y., 27 October 1937, Rochester Civic Orchestra, Howard Hanson conductor.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Miniature symphony / Allan Sly. [19--] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 54760006 Composed 1925. First performance London, 17 March 1926, London Symphony Orchestra, Adrian Boult conductor.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Holiday tune / Allan B. Sly. [1925] (...

Claflin, Avery, 1898-

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Avery Claflin was an American composer. He was born on June 21, 1898 in New Hampshire. Claflin went on to study law and banking, and for 35 years he was employed at the French American Banking Corporation in New York. During this time, he also studied music with A.T. Davison at Harvard. After Word War I, Claflin traveled to France, where he met composers, such as Satie, Auric, Poulenc, and Milhaud, all of who became a great influence for him. He retired at the age of 54 and many of ...

Forsyth, Cecil

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Epithet: of New York British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000471.0x0001f5 ...

Schuman, William, 1910-

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Dethier, Gaston M. (Gaston Marie), 1875-1958

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Belgian organist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, [n.d.], to Mrs. Cary, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270565818 ...

Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990

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Aaron Copland (1900-1990) was an American composer. During the years 1964 and 1965 Copland wrote, conducted, narrated, and hosted a series of twelve television programs entitled Music in the 20s = Music in the Twenties. The transcripts described in this collection were transcribed from filmed interviews recorded live at the WGBH studios in Boston, Mass. between 1964 Nov. 11 and 1965 Jan. 26. These unedited, preliminary tape recordings later formed the basis of the series...

Freed, Isadore

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Composed 1941-42.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Symphony no. 1 / Isadore Freed. [1941]. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 51909473 Originally composed as a children's suite for piano, 1933; transcribed for orchestra, 1936. First performance (of first 8 movements) by the Philadelphia Civic Symphony Orchestra of the WPA, Philadelphia, June 12, 1938, at Mitten Hall, the composer conducting. First complete performance by the National Symp...

Davison, Archibald T. (Archibald Thompson), 1883-1961

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Epithet: alias Bodkin British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000213.0x0002d1 Davison graduated from Harvard (A.B., 1906) and taught music at Harvard. From the description of Papers of Archibald Thompson Davison, 1887-1979 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76973043 Musicologist Epithet: Professor of Music, Harvard University British Library ...

Bristol, Frederick

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Lewis, H. Merrills.

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Dahl, Ingolf, 1912-1970

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Durkee, Charlotte

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Diemer, Emma Lou.

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Composed 1959. First performance Rochester, New York, 23 March 1959, Eastman-Rochester Symphony Orchestra, Howard Hanson conductor. Dedicated to the composer's mother and father. Second movement (under the title Night Song) won second prize in the Contest for Tranquil Music, 1959.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Symphony no. 2 on American Indian themes / Emma Lou Diemer. 1959. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 43981469 Commissioned unde...

Sessions, Roger.

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Hemingway, Louis.

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Schuller, Gunther.

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Krenz, Jan, 1926-....

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Sheridan, Frank, 1898-1962

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Mattfeld, Victor H. (Victor Henry), 1917-2007

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Maztizano, Salvatore.

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Stevens, Halsey

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Porter, Quincy, 1897-1966

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Commissioned by the Little Symphony Society of St. Louis, 1937. Composed 1937. First performance St. Louis, 2 July 1937, St. Louis Little Symphony, Hans Lange conducting.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Dance in 3 time / by Quincy Porter. c1937. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 53342913 Commissioned by the Columbia Broadcasting System. Composed 1938. First performance over CBS Radio from New York, summer 1938, CBS Orchestra. For Dance ...

Lora, Antonio, 1899-1965.

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Composed 1955. First performance Erie, PA, 17 January 1961, Erie Philharmonic Society, James Sample conductor.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Symphony no. 2 / by Antonio Lora. [19--] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 52803449 ...

Lam, George L.

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Glanville-Hicks, Peggy

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Epithet: Australian composer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000210.0x000283 ...

Hanson, Howard, 1896-1981

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Composed 1921.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Concerto : for organ, strings and harp, op. 22, no. 3 / Howard Hanson. [19--] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 52170318 Composed for the Chopin Centennial, UNESCO, Paris 1949.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Pastorale for solo oboe, strings and harp / Howard Hanson. c1949. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 52170353 American compos...

Yaddo (Artists' colony)

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Smith, David Stanley, 1877-1949

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Composed 1921; revised 1930. First performance New Haven, 22 February 1931, New Haven Symphony Orchestra, the composer conducting, Georges Barrère soloist.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Fête galante : fantasy for flute and orchestra, op. 48 / David Stanley Smith. [1930] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 54802064 Composed 1928. First performance Cleveland, 8 January, 1931, Cleveland Orchestra, the composer conducting.--Cf. Fleisher C...

Rudas, Hans-Joachim.

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List, Eugene

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Etler, Alvin

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Composed 1938. First performance at the Fifth Yaddo Music Period, by the Yaddo Chamber Orchestra, Sept. 10, 1938, Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Arthur Shepherd conducting--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Music for chamber orchestra / Alvin Etler. [19--?]. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 51782357 Etler was born Feb. 19, 1912 in Battle Creek, Iowa. He studied at the University of Illinois and the Cleveland Institute of Music with Arthur Shephe...

Luening, Otto, 1900-1996

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American composer, teacher, conductor, and flutist. From the description of Typewritten letter signed, dated : [New York?], 11 September 1981, to Mr. Allen, 1981 Sept. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270874496 From the description of Typewritten letter signed, dated : New York, 22 July 1992, to Joseph Chouinard, 1992 July 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270930274 Composer. From the description of Reminiscences of Otto Luening : oral history, 1979. ...

Křenek, Ernst

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Krenek was an Austro-American composer. Robert Holliday was the director of the Hamline University Choir, St. Paul, Minn. Krenek was chair of the Hamline University Music Dept. the first six years of Holliday's tenure as director. From the description of Letters : to Robert Holliday, 1943-1976. (University of California, San Diego). WorldCat record id: 33996728 Commissioned by The Louisville Orchestra. Composed 1954. First performance Louisville, Kentucky, 12 February 1955, ...

Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965

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Composed 1916-18. The original ms. had a pencilled-in note saying: "This is the only copy anywhere." See note from Mrs. Cowell 19 Nov. 1959: "The first symphony is a student work, and I hope earnestly for it not to be performed." This is a facsimile of the composer's holograph score, according to Bill Lichtenwanger.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Symphony in B minor / Henry Cowell. 1918. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 45207014 Compo...

Thomson, Virgil, 1896-

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Virgil Thomson was born in Kansas City, Missouri on November 25, 1896. As a boy, he took lessons in piano and organ, and soon found work as a church organist. He attended public schools and then Kansas City Polytechnic Institute, a junior college. In 1917 he enlisted in the Army, but World War I came to an end before he could be sent to Europe. After his discharge from the military, Thomson attended Harvard, where he sang in the Glee Club and studied with Edward Burlinga...

Read, Gardner, 1913-2005

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Originally composed for French horn and piano, 1934, as op. 31. Transcribed for viola and piano, 1940, as op. 31a. This transcription 1946.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Poem : for horn in F, or viola, with string orchestra accompaniment, op. 31b / Gardner Read. [19--] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 53334385 Composed 1940-42. Awarded first prize in the Paderewski Fund Prize Competition, 1943. First performance Boston, 26 November 1...

Lewin, Frank

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Creston, Paul, 1906-1985

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Composed 1937. First performance at the Fourth Yaddo Music Period, by the Yaddo Orchestra, Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Sept. 18, 1937, the composer conducting, Louis Porter (violin), Robert Silberberg (flute), soloists.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Partita / Paul Creston. 1937. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 45207062 Composed 1938 in memory of the composer's first child, Paul Julian Creston. First performance by the Pittsburgh Symphon...

Sessions, Roger, 1896-1985

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Composer and educator Sessions graduated from Harvard and studied under Horatio Parker at Yale. In 1926 he won a Guggenheim Professorship and worked at composition in Europe until 1933 as a winner of the American Rome Prize. He held posts at Princeton (1935), Berkeley, CA (1945), Princeton again (1953), and the Julliard School (1965). Among his compositions are four symphonies, several operas, a notable violin concerto (1935), and chamber music. His best known work remains his early BLACK MASKER...

Noss, Luther

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Luther Melancthon Noss was born on July 21, 1907, in Leland, Illinois. He was educated at Northwestern University (B. Mus., 1930) and Yale University (B. Mus., 1931, M. Mus., 1932). He served as a combat intelligence specialist with the 73rd Bombardment Wing during World War II, based in Saipan. He was assistant professor of music at Cornell University from 1935-1939; thereafter he spent the rest of his career at Yale University. He served as professor of music, chair of the department of music,...

Stone, Kurt.

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Piston, Walter, 1894-1976

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Walter Hamor Piston (1894-1976) was a noted 20th-century American composer. He earned his Harvard AB 1924 and served as Walter W. Naumberg Professor of Music at Harvard from 1948-1960. From the description of Letters from Walter Piston to Carl Miller, 1954, 1968. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 77063913 Composed 1957. First performance Boston, 7 March 1958, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Charles Munch conductor, Joseph de Pasquale soloist. Dedicated to Joseph de Pasqua...

Frankenstein, Alfred V. (Alfred Victor), 1906-1981

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Art historian; San Francisco, Calif. From the description of Alfred Victor Frankenstein interview, 1965 Nov. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 220193439 Music critic for the San Francisco Chronicle. From the description of Alfred Frankenstein collection, [ca. 1930-1932]. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 39146032 Art critic, art historian; San Francisco, Calif. Died 1981. From the description of Alfred Victor Frankenst...

Helm, Everett B.

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