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date: 17 August 2019

Scarmolin, Anthony Louislocked

  • Helen Benham

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(b Schio, July 30, 1890; d Wyckoff, NJ, July 13, 1969). American composer, conductor, pianist and teacher of Italian birth. He studied at the New York German Conservatory of Music (diploma 1907). In 1909 when a debilitating hand condition frustrated his aspirations as a concert pianist, he began to focus on composition. Naturalized as an American citizen in 1911, he served in the US Army during World War I. Upon his return from Europe, he became a supervisor of instrumental music in the Union City, New Jersey, public schools (1919–49). He remained active as a composer, conductor and pianist throughout his life.

Among the most striking aspects of Scarmolin’s compositional style are the forward-looking hyperchromaticism and tonal ambiguity of many of his early works (1904–9); a representative example from this period is his dramatic Piano Quintet ‘Una lotta col destino’ (1907). After ...

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