Seymour Shifrin


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(b Brooklyn, NY, 1926; d Boston, 1979). Amer. composer. Teacher at Univ. of Calif., Berkeley, 1952–66 (prof. of mus. from 1964); and prof. of mus., Brandeis Univ. 1966–79. Mus., in intensely chromatic style, uses highly contrasted material. Works incl. 5 str. qts., chamber sym., Satires of Circumstance (Hardy) for mez. and chamber ens., vc. sonata, etc.

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