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Alfred Newman

  1. Alfred Newman was a major American composer of music for films.
  2. Alfred Newman was the brother of Lionel Newman, the father of David Newman and Thomas Newman, and the uncle of Randy Newman -- composers all.

American Composers

  1. The genesis of Serenada Schizophrana was a commission from the American Composers Orchestra (ACO), a new honor for Elfman and a challenge that he welcomed.
  2. To support professional development for the chapters of American Composers Forum. (Web site)
  3. American Composers Forum, $50,000 To support the expansion of the innova- Recordings label.

Aaron Copland

  1. Aaron Copland was the pioneer of American music -- he showed the world how to write classical music in an American way. (Web site)
  2. Aaron Copland was a wonderful influence on me though I never studied with him formally. (Web site)
  3. Aaron Copland: The Essence of America Having heard MTT perform Copland live and with astounding impact I was delighted with this set.

Alan Hovhaness

  1. Alan Hovhaness is a highly prolific composer, with 65 symphonies at the last count and Opus numbers in the 400s, He is well worth investigating. (Web site)
  2. Alan Hovhaness is an American composer who produces "spiritual" sorts of works usually with an Oriental or Middle Eastern flavor. (Web site)
  3. Alan Hovhaness is one of America’s most prolific composers, having over 400 compositions credited to him.
  4. Alan Hovhaness was an enigmatic composer with a taste for exotic influences and a mystical orientation. (Web site)
  5. Alan Hovhaness was an inspired genius, and not afraid to blaze his own path.

Alfred Reed

  1. Alfred Reed, 84, prominent American composer of concert band music. (Web site)
  2. In his Armenian Dances, Alfred Reed has captured many of the styles, tempos, and subtleties of the Armenian folk songs and dances. (Web site)
  3. The chorale upon which this Alfred Reed arrangement is based is number 727 in the BWV index of Bach's works and was written between 1708 and 1717. (Web site)

Alvin Curran

  1. Alvin Curran is an American composer who writes music for all occasions. (Web site)

Alvin Lucier

  1. Alvin Lucier is a major American composer whose pioneering work in sound art has inspired a generation of younger composers.

Amy Beach

  1. Amy Beach is the only woman composer on the granite wall.

Andrew Imbrie

  1. Andrew Imbrie (Born April 6, 1921) is an American composer of classical music. (Web site)
  2. Yahoo! Shopping is the best place to comparison shop for Andrew Imbrie - by Andrew Imbrie.

Angelo Badalamenti

  1. Angelo Badalamenti is one of the most original musical voices in film.

Annea Lockwood

  1. ANNEA LOCKWOOD was born in 1939 in Christchurch, NewZealand where she received her early training as a composer. (Web site)
  2. Annea Lockwood is a New Zealand born American composer and teacheselectronic music at Vassar College. (Web site)
  3. Annea Lockwood was born in 1939 in Christchurch, New Zealand, where she received her early training as a composer. (Web site)

Anne Lebaron

  1. Anne LeBaron is an internationally noted composer widely recognized for her work in instrumental, electronic, and performance realms. (Web site)

Anthony Philip Heinrich

  1. Anthony Philip Heinrich was the foremost American composer of his day.
  2. Anthony Philip Heinrich was theforemost American composer of his day. (Web site)

Anthony Braxton

  1. Anthony Braxton is a seminal figure in contemporary music, widely and critically acclaimed as a composer and saxophonist. (Web site)
  2. Anthony Braxton is an American composer and woodwind improviser, one of the most prolific artists in free jazz. (Web site)

Anthony Davis

  1. Anthony Davis was born on February 20, 1951, in Paterson, New Jersey, and grew up in a family with a long history of academic achievement. (Web site)

Arnold Dreyblatt

  1. Arnold Dreyblatt is one of the most misunderstood contemporary composers on the scene.

Arnold Schoenberg

  1. Arnold Schoenberg is one of the most significant figures in 20th century music. (Web site)

Arthur Berger

  1. The composer Arthur Berger served as Irving G. Fine Professor of Music from 1969 to 1980 (and as Emeritus Professor until his death in 2003). (Web site)
  2. Fromm's modesty, humanity, and generosity are abundantly evident in a statement he made to composer Arthur Berger in 1959. (Web site)
  3. Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Arthur Berger, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies. (Web site)

Benjamin Boretz

  1. Benjamin Boretz is a twentieth- and twenty-first-century American composer and music theorist.
  2. Benjamin Boretz is a twentieth- and twenty-first-century American music theorist and composer. (Web site)

Ben Johnston

  1. Ben Johnston is an American composer internationally known for his work with extended just intonation.

Bernard Rands

  1. So a composer says he studied with Bernard Rands. (Web site)
  2. In 1987 he attended the Aspen School of Contemporary Music where he participated in masterclasses with American composer Bernard Rands.

Beth Anderson

  1. Beth Anderson is a composer of new romantic music, text-sound works, and musical theater.
  2. Beth Anderson is an American composer of acclaimed avant-garde works that have been performed internationally, as well as a critic, pianist and vocalist.
  3. Beth Anderson is an American neo-romantic composer.


  1. Bolcom is a good, good blacksmith. (Web site)
  2. Bolcom is a master of using contrast for optimal artistic purposes. (Web site)
  3. Bolcom is a professor of music composition at the University of Michigan. (Web site)
  4. Bolcom is an American composer of remarkable range, composing works of chamber, operatic, vocal, choral, cabaret, ragtime and symphonic music.
  5. Bolcom is an important composer in his prime, who writes confidently in an eclectic style that is musically sophisticated but always accessible.

Brian Wilson

  1. Brian Wilson is arguably the greatest American composer of popular music in the rock era.
  2. In 1995 Parks teamed up again with Brian Wilson, this time to create the album Orange Crate Art.
  3. In 1966 Brian Wilson commissioned Parks to write lyrics for the Beach Boys' next LP, the ambitious but ill-fated Smile.


  1. Carey's main influences include Mahler, Rachmaninoff and Ravel.
  2. Mariah Carey is an 1 in a billion talent.
  3. Her songs are what Carey had been doing in the 90's.

Carlisle Floyd

  1. Carlisle Floyd is a contemporary American composer.
  2. Carlisle Floyd is the most important American opera composer and librettist in our nation’s history. (Web site)

Carlos Wendy

  1. MetaSearch results for famous music artists - carlos wendy (1 to 20 of21), page 1 - 2 next. (Web site)
  2. Name at birth Walter carlos wendy Carlos studiedmusic and physics and found work in New York as a recording engineer. (Web site)

Carl Stalling

  1. Carl Stalling was also a master at telling a story through music, with gestures so clear, that there is never any doubt as to his intentions.
  2. Carl Stalling was one of the foremost composers of music for cartoons and wrote virtually all of the scores for Warner Brothers cartoons from 1936 to 1958.
  3. Carl Stalling was the chief music arranger for Warner Brothers cartoons from 1936 to 1958.

Carl Stone

  1. Carl Stone is a computer music authority and his work is mature and precise. (Web site)
  2. Carl Stone is an American composer, primarily working in the field of live electronic music. (Web site)

Charlemagne Palestine

  1. The compact disc will feature the 60 minutes recordings of a lecture that Charlemagne Palestine gave on March 7th, 1975 at ArtNow Centre in Canada.
  2. Charlemagne Palestine and Alga Marghen have decided to make the two CDs available in a new 2CD set edition. (Web site)
  3. Then, in 1969, Tony Conrad asked Charlemagne Palestine to make some carillon music for his film 'Coming Attractions'.

Charles Martin Loeffler

  1. Charles Martin Loeffler was a distinguished American composer and musician who was really French in his heart and soul. (Web site)

Charles Amirkhanian

  1. -Charles Amirkhanian is a highly imaginative sound poet of the first order- - Stereo Revew.
  2. Charles Amirkhanian (Woodside, CA) is a composer, percussionist, sound poet, and radio producer. (Web site)

Charles Ives

  1. Charles Ives is a uniquely individualistic American composer.
  2. Charles Ives was born in the small manufacturing town of Danbury, Connecticut, on October 20, 1874, two years before Brahms finished his First Symphony. (Web site)


  1. Creston is an important business centre with a thriving diverse economy.
  2. Creston was diagnosed with cancer in 1984, and died on August 24, 1985.
  3. Creston was largely self-taught in composition. (Web site)
  4. Creston was the most performed American composer of the 1940s. (Web site)
  5. Creston was the recipient of many awards and honors including a Guggenheim Fellowship and the New York Music Critics' Circle Award for his Symphony No. (Web site)


  1. Danielpour is a brilliant craftsman and a fine writer.
  2. Danielpour is a new American classic.
  3. Danielpour is one of the best composers and shows it here.
  4. The Danielpour is the strongest work on this disc.

Daniel Read

  1. Daniel Read 1757-1841 was an early American composer of sacred music.
  2. Early American composers included William Billings and Daniel Read, who worked as itinerant singing masters.
  3. Jenks was a prolific exponent of the American music idiom developed by Daniel Read and other Connecticut composers during the late eighteenth century.

Dave Douglas

  1. To support a commission to composer and trumpeter Dave Douglas for new works to accompany early silent films of Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle. (Web site)
  2. Over the last decade, trumpeter Dave Douglas has become one of the leading voices in modern jazz.

David Del Tredici

  1. A student of Roger Sessions and mentor to David Del Tredici, Imbrie focused on the German school. (Web site)
  2. David del Tredici, an American composer of Italian descent, writes three pieces in an ancient Greek form that classical Romans would have appreciated.
  3. The disc finishes with the dreamily haunting Acrostic Song from Final Alice by David del Tredici. (Web site)

David Amram

  1. Jack Kerouac's friend and musical collaborator, the composer David Amram, talks of their life and times in a Jerry Jazz Musician interview.
  2. Also, David Amram is a composer, pianist and French horn player without boundaries.
  3. David Amram (born November 17, 1930 in Philadelphia) is an American composer, musician and writer.

David Diamond

  1. David Diamond is a composer who has "stuck" firmly to his tonal "guns" through decades of turmoil in American music. (Web site)

David Newman

  1. American composer David Newman (1954-) is son of Alfred Newman and member of a singularly talented musical family, especially in film scoring.
  2. He worked closely with David Newman on the film's score as well. (Web site)
  3. Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of David Newman, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies. (Web site)


  1. DeRose was born in New York City and as a boy exhibited a gift for things musical.

Dominick Argento

  1. Dominick Argento taught music theory and composition for nearly forty years at the University of Minnesota. (Web site)
  2. Dominick Argento, perhaps the greatest American composer of lyric opera, created an amazing assortment of legendary works. (Web site)
  3. Dominick Argento home page at

Don Gillis

  1. Don Gillis was an American composer who lived from 1912 to 1978.
  2. Don Gillis was born in Missouri in 1912 and he died of a sudden heart attack in South Carolina in 1978. (Web site)

Douglas Moore

  1. Douglas Moore, his mentor at Columbia University, encouraged Laderman---s concern with prosody and the setting of American texts.
  2. Douglas Moore singing one of his original bawdy songs-- "Destroyer Life"--as performed in the Moore home 'Salt Meadow' in Cutchogue, Long Island, circa 1950. (Web site)
  3. She studied composition at Columbia University under Douglas Moore and others.

Edward Macdowell

  1. Edward MacDowell was a famous American composer.
  2. Edward MacDowell was born in New York City, the son of a milkman and his musically inclined spouse.
  3. Edward MacDowell was the first American composer to be acclaimed by both Europeans and Americans as an outstanding figure in western culture. (Web site)

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