(b San Francisco, 1891; d NY, 1952). Amer. composer, conductor, and pianist. Ass. cond. NY Met 1913–17. Studied mus. of Pueblo Indians, living among them in New Mexico and Arizona. Indian themes and Jewish liturgical mus. are the main influences on his works. Taught at Juilliard Sch. 1936–50. Comp. opera The Prodigal Son (1943–4), 2 syms., Indian Dances for orch., Sabbath Evening Service, Ode to Zion, vc. conc., pf. conc., vn. conc., 3 str. qts., pf. pieces, songs.
From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.