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Adorno, Theodor

Alan Sica.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political Theory; Education; Philosophy; Composition. 1174 words.

Adorno, Theodor (11 September 1903–06 August 1969), social and political theorist, aesthetician, and atonalist musical composer, was born Theodor Ludwig Wiesengrund in Frankfurt, Germany,...

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Cage, John

Laura Kuhn.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Philosophy; Composition. 3274 words.

Cage, John (05 September 1912–12 August 1992), composer and philosopher, was born John Milton Cage, Jr., in Los Angeles, California, the son of John Milton Cage, Sr., an inventor, and...

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Mannes, Leopold Damrosch

Deborah Griffith Davis.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Education and Pedagogy; Earth Sciences and Geography; Philosophy; Composition; Keyboard. 1163 words.

Mannes, Leopold Damrosch (26 December 1899–11 August 1964), pianist, educator, and scientist, was born in New York City, the son of David Mannes and Clara Damrosch Mannes, musicians....

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