Composers of Today: A Comprehensive Biographical and Critical Guide to Modern Composers of All Nations

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ness, ingenuity, frequent picturesqueness of fancy and adroitness of expression."The Victory Ball, after Alfred Noyes' poem, is probably Schelling's most famous work to date--and after its first performance by Leopold Stokowski and the Philharmonic Orchestra in 1923, it became a permanent addition to the library of modern symphonic music. This is, no doubt, Schelling at his best--composing music of a graphic nature in a conservative idiom. "The gaiety of the dancers," explains John Tasker Howard, "is halted by sounds of war, by the spirits of the fallen, the roll of the drums and taps. It is vivid music, uncompromising in its reminder of war."Recently, Ernest Schelling has brought great prestige to his name by conducting annual series of concerts for children in New York, Philadelphia and Los Angeles. His charm, taste and tact have done much in transmitting a love for great music, and a technical knowledge of the art, to children who adore his concerts. Radio broadcasts on Saturday mornings of his Children's concerts with the Philharmonic Symphony Society have made Schelling something of a national figure.Ernest Schelling, when he is at work on a composition, usually labors twenty- four hours a day until the work is finished. It is impossible for him to stop at any set time to have luncheon; interruptions may be the death of a phrase, or the death of an idea. His favorite composers are Bach and Chopin; and he idolizes Paderewski, both as a musician and as a personality.Schelling is enormously fond of sport, and is very adept at it. He skates well; he is fond of tobogganing; he is a fine pistol shot; he can fence with aptitude; and he finds relaxation in fishing. His most absorbing interest, however, is teaching music-appreciation to children --and he is often tempted to believe that this phase of his artistic career is, perhaps, the most significant of all.Principal works by Ernest Schelling:
ORCHESTRA: Suite Fantastique; Symphony in C-Minor; Légende Symphonique; Concerto for Violin and Orchestra; Impressions of an Artist's Life; Victory, Ball; Morocco.
Pieces for piano.

About Ernest Schelling:

Howard John Tasker. Our American Music.

Herald-Tribune Magazine December 7, 1930.

Important recordings of music by Ernest Schelling:

VICTOR : Victory Ball (Mengelberg).


Joseph Schillinger 1895-

JOSEPH SCHILLINGER, one of the more interesting composers of modern Russia, was born in Kharkov on September 1, 1895. His first musical education was acquired without teachers, from books and personal experimentation with the piano. It was not until 1914 that he pursued systematic musical training, when he entered St. Petersburg Conservatory, studying composition under Tchernov and Tcherepnine. Upon graduation, in 1917, he served for a short while as the conductor of the Student Symphony Orchestra, and then entered upon the study of pedagogy which has since been one of the major pursuits of his musical career. From 1918 until 1924 he was professor and dean of the State Conservatory in Kharkov. Since Autumn 1922, he has led the composition class at the State Institute of Musical Education in Leningrad, and from 1926 until 1928 he held a similar position at the State Institute of the History of Art in Leningrad. During the summer of 1927, Professor Schillinger was delegated by the State Institute of the History of Art to the region of the Caucasus, where he succeeded in making a number of phonograph records of the native folk-songs of Georgian tribes, heretofore unknown to the scientific world. In 1928, he was made an officer of the committee of Contemporary Music of the State Institute of the History of Art.

Shortly thereafter, Joseph Schillinger came to America, making his home in New York where he has since been enormously active as teacher of composition. He has also distinguished himself as the inventor of the "Principles of Automatic Composition" applied to sound, light and action. These principles are based on mathematics and

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Schillinger: shĭl' ĭn-jĕr

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Books of the Same Author ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Introduction vii
  • Key to Pronunciations xiv
  • Joseph Achron 1886- 1
  • George Antheil 1900- 3
  • Kurt Atterberg 1887- 4
  • Louis Aubert 1877- 6
  • Georges Auric 1899- 7
  • Granville Bantock 1868- 8
  • Béla Bartók 1881- 10
  • Arnold Bax 1883- 15
  • Robert Russell Bennett 1894- 16
  • Lord Berners 1883. 20
  • Julius Bittner 1874- 22
  • Arthur Bliss 1891- 23
  • Marc Blitzstein 1905- 24
  • Ernest Bloch 1880- 25
  • Rutland Boughton 1878- 26
  • Walter Braunfels 1882- 29
  • Frank Bridge 1879- 31
  • Alfred Bruneau 1857-1934 32
  • Charles Wakefield Cadman 1881- 35
  • Alfredo Casella 1883- 36
  • Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco 1895- 38
  • Juan José Castro 1895- 40
  • Gustave Charpentier 1860. 41
  • Frederick Shepherd Converse 1871- 46
  • Henry Cowell 1897- 49
  • Sir Frederic H. Cowen 1852- 51
  • Sir Walford Davies 1869- 53
  • Claude Debussy 1862-1918 55
  • Frederick Delius 1863-1934 56
  • Ernst Von Dohnányi 1877. 60
  • Arcady Dubensky 1890- 62
  • Paul Dukas 1865- 64
  • Paul Dupin 1865- 67
  • Georges Enesco 1881- 68
  • Manuel De Falla .1876- 70
  • Gabriel Fauré 1845-1924 72
  • Henri Gagnebin 1886- 79
  • Philippe Gaubert 1879- 80
  • George Gershwin 1898- 80
  • Umberto Giordano 1867- 82
  • Alexander Glazunov 1865- 84
  • Reinhold Glière 1874- 86
  • Michael Gniessin 1883- 90
  • Paul Graener 1872- 91
  • Percy Grainger 1882- 93
  • Alexander Gretchaninoff 1864- 94
  • Louis Gruenberg 1883- 96
  • Alois Hába 1893- 98
  • Henry Hadley 1871- 99
  • Reynaldo Hahn 1874- 101
  • Howard Hanson 1896- 103
  • Sandor Harmati 1892- 104
  • Roy Harris 1898- 106
  • Edward Burlingame Hill 1872- 110
  • Paul Hindemith 1895- 112
  • Gustav Holst 1874-1934 115
  • Arthur Honegger 1892- 117
  • Herbert Howells 1892- 119
  • Jacques Ibert 1890- 120
  • Vincent D'Indy 1851-1931 122
  • Michael Ippolitov-Ivanov 1859- 123
  • John Ireland 1879- 125
  • Frederick Jacobi 1891- 128
  • Leoš Janáček 1854-1928 130
  • Werner Janssen 1900- 131
  • Joseph Jongen 1873. 133
  • Werner Josten 1888- 134
  • Paul Juon 1872- 135
  • Heinrich Kaminski 1886- 136
  • Wilhelm Kienzl 1857- 139
  • Lyof Knipper 1898- 140
  • Zoltan Kodály 1882- 141
  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold 1897- 142
  • A. Walter Kramer 1890- 147
  • Alexander Kreyn 1883- 148
  • Ladislas Lajtha 1892- 151
  • Constant Lambert 1905- 151
  • Charles Martin Loeffler 1861- 152
  • Nikolai Lopatnikoff 1903- 153
  • Igor Markevitch 1912- 157
  • Frank Martin 1890- 159
  • Bohuslav Martinu 1890- 161
  • Joseph Marx 1882- 162
  • Pietro Mascagni 1863- 164
  • Daniel Gregory Mason 1873- 165
  • Nikolai Medtner 1880- 167
  • Nikolai Miaskovsky 1881- 168
  • Georges Migot 1891- 170
  • Darius Milhaud 1892- 171
  • Italo Montemezzi 1875- 175
  • Harold Morris 1890- 176
  • Alexander Mossolov 1900- 177
  • Leo Ornstein 1895- 179
  • Ignace Jan Paderewski 1860- 181
  • Hans Pfitzner 1869- 185
  • Willem Pijper 1894- 189
  • Paul Pisk 1893- 191
  • Walter Piston 1894- 192
  • Ildebrando Pizzetti 1880- 193
  • Francis Poulenc 1899- 194
  • John Powell 1882- 196
  • Serge Prokofieff 1891- 198
  • Henri Rabaud 1873- 199
  • Serge Rachmaninoff 1873- 201
  • Maurice Ravel 1875- 205
  • Rhené-Baton 1879- 210
  • Wallingford Riegger 1885. 212
  • Vittorio Rieti 1898- 213
  • Roger-Ducasse 1875- 215
  • Dane Rudhyar 1895- 218
  • Carl Ruggles 1876- 220
  • Victor De Sabata 1892- 221
  • Lazare Saminsky 1882- 224
  • Ernest Schelling 1876- 226
  • Joseph Schillinger 1895- 228
  • Max Von Schillings 1868-1933 230
  • Florent Schmitt 1870. 232
  • Arnold Schönberg 1874- 234
  • Cyril Scott 1879- 238
  • Alexander Scriabin 1871-1915 240
  • Bernhard Sekles 1872- 242
  • Roger Sessions 1896- 245
  • Dmitri Shostakowitch 1906- 246
  • Christian Sinding 249
  • Leone Sinigaglia 1868- 252
  • David Stanley Smith 1877­ 253
  • Leo Sowerby 1895- 255
  • William Grant Still 1895- 256
  • Albert Stoessel 1894- 258
  • Richard Strauss 1864- 259
  • Igor Stravinsky 1882- 260
  • Edwin J. Stringham 1890- 268
  • Alexander Tansman 1897- 270
  • Deems Taylor 1885- 271
  • Alexander Tcherepnine 1899- 273
  • Nikolai Tcherepnine 1873- 275
  • Virgil Thomson 1896- 276
  • Ernest Toch 1887- 278
  • Vincenzo Tommasini 1880- 279
  • Joaquin Turina 1882. 281
  • Edgar Varèse 1885- 283
  • Ralph Vaughan-Williams 1872- 284
  • Hector Villa-Lobos 1886- 286
  • H. Waldo-Warner 1874- 288
  • William Walton 1902- 290
  • Anton Webern 1883- 291
  • Kurt Weill 1900- 292
  • Jaromir Weinberger 1896- 295
  • Leo Weiner 1885- 296
  • Adolph Weiss 1891- 298
  • Egon Wellesz 1885- 300
  • Alexander Weprik .1899- 301
  • Riccardo Zandonai 1883- 305
  • Bibliography of Modern Music 309
  • Index 313
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