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The Boy from Philadelphia

Howard Pollack

in Marc Blitzstein

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780199791590
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199949625 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791590.003.0001
                   The Boy from Philadelphia

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This chapter covers basic geneological information and family history, including material about the Blitzstein Bank; the composer’s childhood in Philadelphia; his closeness to his sister Josphine; his years as a piano prodigy; his earliest poems and music; his years at the University of Pennsylvania; his personality (both as a child and in later life); and an overview of his sexual and romantic life, which included relationships with men and women.

Keywords: Blitzstein Bank; Philadelphia; prodigy; University of Pennsylvania

Chapter.  8925 words. 

Subjects: American Music ; Popular Music

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