Jan Meyerowitz


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(b Breslau [now Wroclaw, Poland], 1913; d Colmar, nr Labaroche, 1998). Ger.-born composer (Amer. cit. 1951). Settled in USA 1946, teaching at Tanglewood 1948–51, Brooklyn 1954–61, and in NY from 1962. Works incl. 9 operas, e.g. Esther (1957); choral works incl. The Glory Around His Head (1955), Stabat Mater, e. e. cummings Cantata (1949–56), Emily Dickinson Cantata (1948), Robert Herrick Cantata (1948–54); Sym. Midrash Esther (1957); fl. conc., vc. sonata, songs, etc.

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