American composer Vincent Persichetti (1915-1987) was born and died in Philadelphia. In-between times, he spent most of his career in the City of Brotherly Love. Persichetti studied under masters and later taught another generation of noted musicians and composers, including Philip Glass and Thelonius Monk. He wrote for almost every genre in a variety of styles.
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Emily Dickinson Songs, Opus 77: Vincent Persichetti
John Koopman's Unsung Songs features an analysis of the pieces, comparing them somewhat with Copland's treatment of the poet's work and also evaluating them on their own.
Persichetti (Vincent) Collection, 1945-1987
New York Public Library listing of recordings of his own and others' works collected by the composer. Includes summary, administrative information, biography, scope and contents, organization and arrangement, and collection listing.
Persichetti, Vincent (1915 - 1987), United States
Biographical data, noted works and writings, recommended CDs, books, and sheet music, general bibliography, and links from Dr. Estrella's Incredibly Abridged Dictionary of Composers.
Listing at Musicalics summarizes life and major works. Also notes certain famous students.
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