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Yehudi Wyner

(b. 1929)


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(b Calgary, 1929).

Canadian‐born Amer. composer, pianist, conductor, and teacher. Mus. dir., Turnau Opera Co., Woodstock, NY, 1962–4. Taught in NY before joining Yale mus. faculty 1964–77 (chairman, mus. orch. 1969–73). Prof. of Mus., State Univ. of NY at Purchase, 1978–90 (dean of mus. division 1978–82), prof. of comp. Brandeis Univ. from 1989. Wrote liturgical mus. for Jewish synagogue; Partita for pf.; pf. sonata; Serenade, 7 instr.; Passover Offering, Torah Service, ch., 4 brass, db.; Da camera (pf. conc.); Cadenza! cl., hpd.; and Leonardo Vincitore, 2 sop., db., pf., for Bernstein's 70th birthday (1988); Trapunto Junction, 3 brass, perc. (1991); Brandeis Sunday, str. qt (1994); Praise ye the Lord, sop., ens. (1996); Madrigal, str. qt. (1999); Voices of Women (1999); Tuscan Triptych, str. (2002); Commedia, cl., pf. (2002); Chiavi in mano, pf. conc. (2004); vn. conc. (2005).

Subjects: Music.


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