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Composers--United States--20th century

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Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Aaron Avshalomov scores collection

 Collection 0388-SCPA
Overview Aaron Avshalomov was born in Nikolaievsk, Siberia on October 31, 1894 to Jewish-Russian parents. His father wanted Aaron to study medicine and sent him to Switzerland for that purpose in 1913. Instead, he enrolled in the Zürich Conservatory, where, for a few months, he received his only formal training in music. After the outbreak of World War I, Avshalomov left Europe, returning to Russia and then moving on to China and the United States, where he married his first wife, Esther Magidson, in...

Andrew Thomas papers

 Collection — Box 1-4 0299-SCPA
Scope and Contents This collection consists of Andrew Thomas’s (b. 1939) scores -- both published and unpublished -- as well as material relating to the scores, including poems used for song lyrics or research accumulated for commissions. The materials date from 1956 through 1990, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1960 to 1985. Many of the scores are not listed in his catalogue and thus present a body of composition not ordinarily apparent to musicians and researchers. Altogether, the papers record the...

George Sturm correspondence

 Collection 0394-SCPA
Overview George Sturm (b. March 13, 1930) is a German-born American music publisher and author. The George Sturm correspondence collection covers the period from 1965 through 1997 and consists of 45 pieces of correspondence received by Sturm from numerous notable Americans and Europeans from the worlds of music and art.

Lawrence K. Moss papers

 Collection 0203-SCPA
Overview Lawrence Kenneth Moss (b. Los Angeles, 1927) is an American composer and teacher. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California in 1957 where he studied with Leon Kirchner (1919-2009). Moss served as a composition professor at Mills College (1956-1958), Yale University (1960-1968), and the University of Maryland (1969-2014). The collection consists of scores, sketches, audio and visual recordings, programs, reviews, publicity, materials related to his teaching career,...

Michael Seyfrit papers

 Collection 0216-SCPA
Overview Michael Eugene Seyfrit (b. Lawrence, Kansas, 1947 - d. Portland, Oregon, 1994) was an American composer, performer, historian, and teacher. His composition teachers include Darius Milhaud and Vincent Persichetti. Seyfrit held teaching positions at the Catholic University of America, Wichita State University, and California State University. He taught composition, theory, organology, performance practice, and baroque flute. Seyfrit worked for the Library of Congress as Curator of Musical...

Sam Raphling collection

 Collection 0359-SCPA-RAPHLING
Overview Sam Raphling (1910-1988) was an American composer, pianist, and teacher. The Sam Raphling collection contains many of his scores, which are the bulk of this collection, as well as various texts. Also included are recordings of his performances, compositions, and arrangements.

The Robert Parris papers

 Collection 0148-SCPA
Overview Robert Parris (1924-1999) was known both as a composer and music critic. He earned his B.S. in composition from the Julliard School of Music in 1948, continued studies at Tanglewood from 1950-51, and went on to complete a Fulbright Scholarship from 1952-53. Parris studied with a number of composers including, Peter Mennin, William Bergsma, Jacques Ibert, Aaron Copland, Otto Luening, and Arthur Honegger. Local to the Washington, DC metro area, Parris worked as music critic for both the...