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Robert Palmer

(b. 1915)


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(b Syracuse, NY, 1915).

Amer. composer. On faculty Kansas Univ. 1940–3. Teacher of comp. at Cornell Univ. 1943–80. Influenced by Quincy Porter and Bartók. Works incl.:

orch.:

Concerto for Orchestra

(1940);

Symphonic Variations

(1945); sym. No.1 (1953), No.2 (1966);

Centennial Overture

(1966); pf. conc. (1968–70);

Symphonia Concertante

, 9 instr. (1972);

Organon II

, str. (1975); conc., 2 pf., 2 perc., str., brass (1984).

choral:

Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight

(1948);

Slow, Slow, Fresh Fount

(1953);

Nabuchodonosor

, oratorio (1960–4);

Portents of Aquarius

, ch., org. (1975).

chamber music:

str. qts. Nos. 1–4 (1939–59); pf. sonatas No.1 (1938, rev. 1946), No.2 (1942, rev. 1948), No.3 (1979); pf. qt. No.1 (1947), No.2 (1974); pf. quintet (1950); va. sonata (1951); wind quintet (1951); cl. quintet (1952); pf. trio (1958); 2 vc. sonatas (1976, 1983).

Subjects: Music.


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