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  • Robert Tomaro


(b Bay Shore, NY, June 23, 1922). American composer, grandson of the writer Gustav Kobbé. His father was a ragtime pianist and his grandfather a Wagner critic. His music reflects these disparate influences in its jazz rhythms and what the composer described, in homage to Wagner, as its ‘sensuous chromaticism’. He studied at Yale University with Hindemith before entering the Navy in ...

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