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date: 22 August 2019

Kolb, Barbaralocked

  • David Metzer
  •  and Lawrence Starr


(b Hartford, CT, Feb 10, 1939). American composer. She studied the clarinet, and composition with Arnold Franchetti at Hartt College of Music (BM 1961, MM 1964); she also studied with Foss and Schuller at the Berkshire Music Center (1964, 1968). From 1960 to 1966 she was a clarinettist in the Hartford SO. She was the first American woman to receive the Prix de Rome (1969–71); among many other awards, enabling her to study in Vienna and Paris and at Mills College (electronic music), have been a Fulbright Scholarship, several MacDowell Colony fellowships, two Guggenheim fellowships and the Kennedy Center Friedheim Award (1987, for Millefoglie). Major commissions include Trobar Clus and a work for chamber orchestra for the Fromm Foundation, Soundings for the Koussevitzky Foundation, The Enchanted Loom for the Atlanta SO and All in Good Time for the New York PO. She was composer-in-residence at the Marlboro Music Festival (...

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