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date: 15 September 2019

Manning, Kathleen Lockhartlocked

  • Barbara L. Tischler

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(b Hollywood, CA, Oct 24, 1890; d Los Angeles, March 20, 1951). American composer and singer. She studied composition in Paris with Moritz Moszkowski in 1908 and then toured France and England between 1909 and 1914, spending the 1911–12 season as a singer with the Hammerstein Opera Company in London. She performed briefly in the USA in 1926 and joined ASCAP in 1932. As a composer, Manning specialized in vocal compositions, for which she usually wrote her own texts, and was influenced by the orientalisms used by impressionist composers. This is most apparent in ‘Nang-Ping’ and ‘Pagoda Bells’ (from Chinese Impressions). Several of her song cycles evoke the cities and countries of their titles and one of these, ‘In the Luxembourg Gardens’ (from the Sketches of Paris), was so popular that she arranged it for women’s choir.

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