Tapes and program booklet for 1979 festival in Santa Barbara honoring composer Ernst Krenek.
Ernest Krenek (1900-1991) was an Austrian American composer known for his chamber music, opearas, orchestral works and electronic
music. He studied in Vienna and Berlin. In 1925 he became a conductor at the opera house in Kassel. His jazz opera Johnny
Stikes Up (1926) was translated into many languages. In 1928 he returned to Vienna. In the 1930s he gradually adopted the
twelve-tone technique used by Arnold Schoenberg. In 1937, he moved to the United States, where became a citizen in 1945. There,
he taught and composed chamber, orchestral, choral, and electronic music and wrote operas.
0.42 linear feet
(1 document box, 42 audiotape reels, 2 videocassettes)
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