Robert Walter Moevs

(b. 1920)

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(b La Crosse, Wisconsin, 1920).

Amer. composer and pianist. Taught at Harvard Univ. 1955–63. On mus. staff Rutgers Univ., NJ, from 1964 (prof. from 1968, chairman, mus. dept. 1974–81). Influenced by Boulez and describes his method of comp. as ‘systematic chromaticism’, a modified serial technique. Works incl. ballet Endymion; 3 Symphonic Pieces; concerto grosso for pf., perc., orch. (1960, rev. 1968); Cantata sacra; other choral works incl. A Brief Mass, ch., org., vib., gui., db. (1968); 3 str. qts. (1957, 1989, 1995); sonata for solo vn.; pf. sonata, etc.

Subjects: Music.

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