Elinor Remick Warren

Elinor Remick Warren

by Virginia Bortin
     
 

Elinor Remick Warren's distinguished career as a composer, concert pianist, and accompanist for renowned singers spanned seventy-five years of American musical history. She began writing music in 1904 at age four. Her first published composition, a song, was accepted by G. Schirmer in 1916. Thereafter, her compositions appeared regularly through 1990. Her full

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Elinor Remick Warren's distinguished career as a composer, concert pianist, and accompanist for renowned singers spanned seventy-five years of American musical history. She began writing music in 1904 at age four. Her first published composition, a song, was accepted by G. Schirmer in 1916. Thereafter, her compositions appeared regularly through 1990. Her full oeuvre is cataloged here along with performance information, discography, and review and critical commentary, all of which is carefully documented, cross-referenced, and indexed. A biographical sketch is supplemented by a long interview conducted by the author with Warren four years before the composer's death in 1991. Among the useful appendixes are textual sources for Warren's many vocal compositions.

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Warren's (1900-1991) distinguished career as a composer, concert pianist, and accompanist for renowned singers spanned 75 years of American musical history. Her complete oeuvre is cataloged here along with performance information, discography, and review and critical commentary. A biographical sketch is supplemented by a long interview conducted by the author with Warren four years before her death. Three appendices provide additional information. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313258794
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/30/1993
Series:
Bio-Bibliographies in Music Series, #46
Pages:
298
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.69(d)

Meet the Author

VIRGINIA BORTIN is a Los Angeles writer who has written three other published books, among them a novel, Image of a Man, co-authored with her husband George Bortin. She is the author of the first full-length biography of Warren, Elinor Remick Warren: Her Life and Her Music published in 1987. The latter won the 1988 Pauline Alderman Prize for New Scholarship on Women in Music.

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