Ralph Shapey


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(b Philadelphia, 1921; d Chicago, 2002). Amer. composer, conductor, and teacher. Ass. cond. Philadelphia Nat. Youth Admin. SO 1938–47. Founder and mus. dir. Contemporary Chamber Players, Chicago Univ. 1954. Prof. of mus. Chicago Univ. 1964–85 and from 1986. Prof. of mus. Aaron Copland Sch. of Mus., Queen's Coll, City Univ. of NY 1985–6. Works incl sym. (1952); cl. conc. (1954); conc. for vn., vc., orch. (1983); conc. for pf., vc., str. (1986); 7 str. qts. (1946–72); pf. quintet (1946–7); vn. sonata (1949–50); vc. sonata (1953); brass quintet (1963); 2 for 1, snare drum (1988); Concerto fantastique, orch. (1989); Movts. of Varied Moments for Two, fl., vib. (1993).

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