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Tobias Picker

(b. 1954)


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(b Manhattan, NY, 1954).

Amer. composer. Started to compose aged 8, encouraged by Menotti. Studied at Manhattan Sch. of Mus. (comp. with C. Wuorinen, orch. with J. Corigliano), Juilliard Sch., and Princeton Univ. (with Babbitt). Won many prizes, incl. Charles Ives Scholarship and Guggenheim Foundation fellowship. Comp.‐in‐res. Houston SO 1985–90. Comps. incl.:

operas:

Emmeline

(1996);

Fantastic Mr Fox

(1997–8);

Thérèse Raquin

(1999–2000);

An American Tragedy

(2005–6).

orch.:

sym. No.1 (1982), No.2, sop., orch. (1986), No.3, str. (1988); pf. conc. No.1 (1980), No.2 (1983), No.3 (1986); vn. conc. (1981);

The Encantadas

, narr., orch. (1983);

Old and Lost Rivers

(1986);

Romances and Interludes

, ob., orch. (1989);

Bang!

amp. pf., orch. (1992);

And Suddenly it's Evening

(1994); va. conc. (1994); vc. conc. (1999);

Tre sonetos de amour

, bar., orch. (2000).

vocal:

Aussöhnung

, medium/high v., pf. (1984);

Half a Year Together

, medium/high v., pf. (1987);

The Rain in the Trees

, fl., v., orch. (1993);

Irrational Exuberance

, medium‐high/high v., pf. (2001);

I am in Need of Music

, medium/high v., pf. (2004).

chamber music:

Rhapsody

, vn., pf. (1978);

Nova

, pf. quintet (1979);

The Blue Hula

, fl., cl., vib., glock., maracas, vn., vc., pf. (1981);

Dedication Anthem

, band (1984); str. qt. No.1 (1987), No.2, with bass (1988);

Invisible Lilacs

, vn., pf. (1991);

Suite

, vc., pf. (1998).

piano:

Pianorama

, 2 pf. (1984);

Old and Lost Rivers

(1986);

The Blue Hula

(1990);

4 Etudes for Ursula

(1996).

Subjects: Music.


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