Randall Thompson


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(b NY, 1899; d Boston, Mass., 1984).

Amer. composer and teacher. Various teaching posts, then prof. of mus., Univ. of Calif. at Berkeley, 1937–9. Dir., Curtis Inst. 1938–40. Head of mus. dept., Virginia Univ., 1941–6. Prof. of mus., Princeton Univ. 1946–8, Harvard Univ. 1948–65. Comp. 2 operas; ballet; 3 syms. (1929–49); many choral works, incl. St Luke Passion (1965); unacc. Requiem and Americana, and str. qt. The Wind in the Willows.

Subjects: Music.

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