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Leon Kirchner

(1919—2009)


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(b Brooklyn, NY, 1919).

Amer. composer, pianist, and conductor. Taught at Univ. of S. Calif., Los Angeles 1951–4, Mills Coll., Oakland, 1954–61, and Harvard Univ. 1961–89 (prof. of mus. from 1966). Comp., in idiom of Berg and Schoenberg but not 12‐note, incl.: opera Lily (1973–6); Sinfonia; 2 pf. concs.; 3 str. qts.; conc. for vn. vc., 10 winds, perc.; pf. sonata; choral mus.; etc.

Subjects: Music.


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