Lee Hoiby

Lee Hoiby

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Lee Henry Hoiby was an American composer and classical pianist. Best known as a composer of operas and songs, he was a disciple of composer Gian Carlo Menotti. Like Menotti, his works championed lyricism during a time when such compositions were deemed old fashioned and irrelevant to modern society. His most well known work is his setting of Tennessee Williams's Summer and Smoke which premiered at the St Paul Opera in 1971. Hoiby was born in Madison, Wisconsin. A child prodigy, he began playing the piano at the age of 5. He studied at the University of Wisconsin under notable pianists Gunnar Johansen and Egon Petri. He then became a pupil of Darius Milhaud at Mills College. Hoiby became influenced by a variety of composers, particularly personalities in the twentieth century avant garde, including the Pro Arte String Quartet led by Rudolf Kolisch, brother-in-law of Arnold Schoenberg. During his youth, Hoiby played with Harry Partch's Dadaist ensemblesshow more

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  • Paperback | 18 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 1mm | 41g
  • Aud Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136583356
  • 9786136583358