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Andrew Imbrie was born in New York City in 1921. He is a composer. After studies with Nadia Boulanger in France and Roger Sessions in the U.S.A., he taught at the University of California: Berkeley. His music is noted for a firmly controlled use of modernist materials.
Imbrie's works were played in an Grammy Winning performance, Forty-Second Annual Awards
Mikhail Mikhaylovich Ippolitov-Ivanov lived from 1859 until 1935. After musical training at the Moscow Conservatory, he was appointed director of the Tbilisi Conservatory in Georgia. In 1905 he returned to Moscow to teach at the Conservatory, where he worked until his death in 1935. He served as a conductor and continued the nationalist traditions established by the Five, with the firmer technical basis now provided by the Conservatory. He shared with Rimsky-Korsakov and Balakirev an interest in the relatively exotic, enhanced through his experience of musical life in Georgia.
Anniversary of Ippolitov-Ivanov's death
Charles Ives lived between 1874 and 1954. He is considered to be a romantic American composer. He learned a great deal from his bandmaster father, not least a love of the music of Bach. At the same time he was exposed to a variety of very American musical influences, later reflected in his own idiosyncratic compositions. Ives was educated at Yale and made a career in insurance, reserving his activities as a composer for his leisure hours. Ironically, by the time that his music had begun to arouse interest, his own inspiration and energy as a composer had waned, so that for the last thirty years of his life he wrote little, while his reputation grew.
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