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Rorem, Ned locked

  • Anthony Tommasini,
  • James Holmes
  •  and Arlys McDonald

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(b Richmond, IN, Oct 23, 1923). American composer and writer. He grew up in Chicago, where he studied the piano with Bonds and music theory with Sowerby. His interests focussed early on 20th-century music, especially the works of Stravinsky and the French Impressionists. Billie Holiday, whose artistry he has written about eloquently, also made a lasting impression....

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