|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, 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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Publication information: Book title: Composers of Today:A Comprehensive Biographical and Critical Guide to Modern Composers of All Nations. Contributors: David Ewen - Editor, David Ewen - Compiler. Publisher: H. W. Wilson. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 1934. Page number: 230.
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