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Portrait of a contemporary composer : oral history transcript / 2000.
BANC MSS 2001/117 c; Phonotape 3176 C:1-7
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Title:

Portrait of a contemporary composer : oral history transcript / 2000
American composers series of oral histories

Creator/Contributor:

Imbrie, Andrew, 1921-2007, creator, interviewee.

Creator/Contributor:

Crawford, Caroline (Caroline Cooley), interviewer.

Creator/Contributor:

Bancroft Library, Regional Oral History Office.

Abstract:

Early years, studies with Ann Abajian, Leo Ornstein, Olga Samaroff, Rosalyn Tureck; Paris and Nadia Boulanger, 1937; Roger Sessions, 1939-1946; education at Princeton and UC Berkeley; Composer's Forum, 1946-1966: programming and commissions, critics, the California Quartet; fellow at American Academy in Rome, 1947-1949; comments on Elliott Carter, Robert Commanday, SF Symphony conductors; teaching at UC Berkeley, 1941-1991: Albert Elkus, Manfred Bukofzer, Joaquin Nin-Culmell, David Boyden, Griller Quartet, committee work, teaching theory; marriage to Barbara Cushing; the process of composing, Angle of Repose, Prometheus Bound; 1990s, teaching, Chicago, NYU, and festivals, Tanglewood, Sandpoint; thoughts on the contemporary music scene, awards, frustrations. Appendices include list of compositions, and "A Grain of Salt," "Is Experimentation Dead?" and other writings by Imbrie.

Date:

2000 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca
University of California, Berkeley. -- Department of Music.
Composers -- United States -- 20th century -- Interviews
Music -- Instruction and study -- California -- Berkeley
Music -- United States -- 20th century

Note:

Andrew Imbrie ; with an introduction by Robert P. Commanday. Interviews conducted by Caroline C. Crawford in 1998 and 1999. Regional Oral History Office, the Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley,
Forms part of the Composers of the twentieth century oral history series.
AUDIO/VISUAL MATERIALS RESTRICTED. Requests for use of original must be approved by the appropriate curator. CU-BANC
Also available online.
Duplicate transcript: Dept. of Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles Library.
This manuscript is made available for research purposes only. All publication rights are reserved to The Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley. Requests for permission to quote for publication should be addressed to the Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Volume includes index.

Type:

biography
Oral histories.

Physical Description:

print
1 v. (ix, 241 p.) : ill., ports. ; 29 cm.
7 sound cassettes.

Language:

English

Identifier:

http://nma.berkeley.edu/ark:/28722/bk0005z0w93
BANC MSS 2001/117 c
Phonotape 3176 C:1-7

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

AUDIO/VISUAL MATERIALS RESTRICTED. Requests for use of original must be approved by the appropriate curator. CU-BANC
This manuscript is made available for research purposes only. All publication rights are reserved to The Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley. Requests for permission to quote for publication should be addressed to the Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

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