|ORCHESTRA : Danse de la Sorcière; Symphony in A-Minor; Sinfonietta; Ouverture Symphonique; Toccata; two concertos for piano and orchestra; Impressions; Intermezzo Sinfonico; Quatre Danses Polonaises; Deux Moments Symphoniques; Triptyque; Concertino for Piano and Orchestra.|
|CHAMBER MUSIC : Four string quartets; Suite Divertissement; Mazurkas (for nine instruments); Triptyque.|
|THEATRE : La Nuit Kurde; Sextuor; Lumières; La Grande Ville.|
|Pieces for piano; songs, etc.|
About Alexander Tansman:
Schwerké Irving. Alexander Tansman: Compositeur Polonais.
Guide du Concert 15:535February 8, 1929; Revue Musicale 10:46February 1929.
Important recordings of music by Alexander Tansman:
FRENCH COLUMBIA : Suite Divertissement; Mazurkas, for piano ( Tansman).
DEEMS TAYLOR was born in New York City on December 22, 1885, and was educated in New York city public schools. As a student at New York University, he collaborated with William Le Baron in writing student shows, and one of them, The Echo, was of sufficient merit to deserve a Broadway performance with Bessie McCoy. Upon graduating from college, Taylor began the study of music, taking a course in harmony under Oscar Coon. The major part of his knowledge of composition and orchestration was learned by himself from textbooks and personal study of scores.
His experiences, after college days, are as amazingly versatile as they are numerous. He enjoyed a brief career on the vaudeville stage, and was once offered "top billing" to do a comic skit with a variety of hats. He began carpentering, and acquired such skill that he was offered, in Stamford, Connecticut, a salary of $17 a day as assistant to an expert cabinet-maker. He was also assistant editor of technical journals, a foreign correspondent, the editor
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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: 273.
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