Ernst Bacon


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(b Chicago, 1898; d Orinda, Cal., 1990). Amer. composer, conductor, and critic. Works are mainly for v. with various accs. and incl. settings of Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson. Also 4 syms., incl. one with narrator (No.3, 1956), and 2-act ‘music play’ A Tree on the Plains (1940, rev. 1962); 2 pf. concs. (1963, 1982); Remembering Ansel Adams, elegy, cl., str. (1986); A Life, vc. (1986); pf. trio (1987). Wrote over 250 songs.

From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Music.

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