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Composers--20th century--American

Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Adolph Weiss and Paula Hughes papers

 Collection 0380-SCPA
Overview Adolph Weiss (1891 – 1971) was a modernist American composer, and once a pupil of Arnold Schoenberg in Vienna. Weiss also served as a professional bassoonist in a number of orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, the New York Symphony Society, the Rochester Symphony, and the Chicago Symphony. Paula Hughes was a patron of the performing arts who lived in Ojai, California. The papers contain materials that span the period of 1959 to 1971; the bulk of the...

Andrew Thomas papers

 Collection 0299-SCPA
Overview Andrew Thomas (b. 1939) is an American composer recognized for his works for marimba, his relationship with Chinese musical culture, and his cultivation of embodiment and theatricality in his works. This collection consists of Andrew Thomas’s (b. 1939) scores -- both published and unpublished -- as well as material relating to the scores, including poems used for song lyrics or research accumulated for commissions.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...

Jacob Avshalomov scores collection

 Collection 0389-SCPA
Overview Jacob Avshalomov was born in Tsingtao, China on March 28, 1919. His father, Aaron Avshalomov, was a notable composer and his mother was from San Francisco. He graduated high school at the age of 14 and began working in a factory to support his mother after his parents separated. In 1937, during the Japanese invasion of China, Avashalomov joined the British volunteer corps briefly before fleeing to San Francisco with his mother. He began his composition studies with Ernst Toch in Los Angeles,...

Raymond Luedeke papers

 Collection 0215-SCPA
Overview Raymond Luedeke (b. New York, NY, 11 November 1941), a North American composer, clarinetist, and educator, was born a U.S. citizen but also became a naturalized citizen of Canada in 1988. He returned to New York in 2010. Luedeke earned a Bachelor of Music in music history from the Eastman School of Music in 1966, a Master of Music in composition from the Catholic University of America in 1971, and a Doctor of Musical Arts in composition from Northwestern University in 1976. His composition...