Halsey Stevens


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(b Scott, NY, 1908; d Long Beach, Calif., 1989). Amer. composer and writer. Held various univ. teaching posts from 1935, becoming prof. and chairman of mus. dept. at Univ. of S. California, Los Angeles, Sch. of Mus. 1948–76. Author of Life and Music of Béla Bartók (NY 1953, rev. 1964). Prolific composer, works incl. 3 syms.; vc. conc.; cl. conc.; double conc.; va. conc.; choral pieces (many unacc.); songs; and much chamber mus., incl. 3 str. qts.

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