- Ann P. Basart
(b New York, Sept 30, 1907; d Vienna, June 6, 1971). American composer of Russian-Lithuanian descent. He studied harmony and counterpoint with Rubin Goldmark (1928–30), composition with Webern (1932–5) and conducting with Arthur Fiedler (1939). In addition he attended City College, CUNY (BA 1930), Columbia University (MA 1932) and Harvard University (PhD 1939). He was an instructor in composition at the Longy School of Music, Cambridge, Massachusetts (1939–40), and also taught at Cambridge Junior College (1938–40), the University of Oregon (1941–58) and the University of California, Berkeley (1958–71), where he was professor of music. The Berkeley period saw his finest achievements as a composer, though the chamber opera ...