Chester Kallman


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(b Brooklyn, NY, 1921; d Athens, 1975).

Amer. poet and librettist. Joint librettist with Auden for Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress and Henze's The Bassarids and Elegy for Young Lovers. Also joint translator, with Auden, of Die Zauberflöte. Trans. libs. of Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea, Verdi's Falstaff, Donizetti's Anna Bolena, Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail, and Bartók's Bluebeard's Castle.

Subjects: Music — Literature.

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