Blitzstein, Marc [Marcus](Samuel)
- David Z. Kushner
(b Philadelphia, March 2, 1905; d Fort-de-France, Martinique, Jan 22, 1964). American composer. His early works reflect his admiration for the craft of musical composition, an aesthetic encouraged by both of his otherwise antipodal teachers in Europe, Boulanger and Schoenberg. Thereafter, his style changed from an abstract neo-classicism, in which form and structure were primary, towards a more functional agit-prop style, crystallized in his stage works. Well-known examples, such as ...