Berckman, Evelyn Domenica (fem) 18.oct.1900-18.sep.1978 USA Pennsylvania, Philadelphia - England, London Kensington
pianist, writer of fiction and history, self-taught in composition, paralysis caused by piano practice hampered her career for seven years, wrote articles for magazines and program notes for the New York Philharmonic Symphony Chamber Orchestra, 1920 studied at Columbia University New York City, 1925 residing with sister Charlotte (Philadelphia 5.jan.1903-) and brother Leon (Philadelphia 15.apr.1910-) at the home of her parents at 1020 Upsal Street in Germantown Philadelphia, 1931-1940 piano teacher with own studio at North Main Street in New York City, 1949 as writer residing at the Brown Hotel London, by 1954 she had devoted herself entirely to writing books, 1955 as writer residing for 6 months at the Cumberland Hotel London, 1959 she sold her house in New Hope Doylestown near Philadelphia and 1960-1978 resided permanently in London, 1960-1964 at 73 Cromwell Road, 1965-1975 at 20 Wetherby Gardens ; daughter of woolen goods merchant Aaron Berkman (Polish Russia, Warsaw 18.sep.1865-) and Hannah 'Anne' Berkman (Polish Russia 1872-) who emigrated 15.jun.1891 to the USA New Jersey and 1900-1936 residing in Germantown Philadelphia ; she was never married (although in an interview in 1975 she said she was married and widowed twice)

[Howard 1946 gives erroneously born Brooklyn New York]

Title Parts


[] Die nebelstadt (La ville des nuages). Soprano and piano (also orchestrated)
words Heinrich Heine
pub Maurice Senart, Paris 1924
copyright Evelyn Berckman of England 28jun1926

[] Sturm (L'Orage). Soprano and piano (also orchestrated)
words Heinrich Heine
pub Maurice Senart, Paris 1924
copyright Evelyn Berckman of England 28jun1926

[] Swans. Soprano and orchestra. 1925
[] The return of song, after a fable of Lord Dunsany. c1927
[] The quiet pool. Soprano and string quartet. 1929
[] Springtime in the orchard. Soprano and string quartet. 1929
[] The far land. Soprano and 7 instruments. 1930
[] The soldier's trade. Soprano and 7 instruments. 1930
[] From the Odyssey. Ballet. Female choir and 7 instruments. 1931
[] Aboard the Morning Star. Voice and orchestra. 1932
[] Incantations. Harp, flute and cello. 1934 [] 1 - Percussion
[] 2 - The web
[] 3 - Circus day
[] Dr. Johnson's tour to the Hebrides. Soprano and flute. 1936
[] Tours, XVIIth Century. Voice and orchestra. 1936
[] Sorbonne. Soprano and orchestra. 1937
[] Punch and Judy dances. Choir and orchestra. 1937
[] County Fair. Ballet. 1937
[] Abord the l'Etoile Matutine. Orchestra
[] Archangels. Suite. 3 Harps
[] Suite. Harp, flute and cello
[] A page from Homer. Ballet
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