Blitzstein, Marcus 'Marc' Samuel 2.mar.1905-22.jan.1964 USA Pennsylvania, Philadelphia - Martinique, Fort de France (killed)
pianist, jewish, 1912 debuted as pianist with his piano teacher Constantine von Sternberg, 1921 studied at the University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, 1924 composition with Rosario Scalero at the Curtis Institute of Music Philadelphia, 1926-1927 with Nadia Boulanger in Paris and Arnold Schoenberg in Berlin, 1962 taught playwriting at Bennington College in Vermont, nov.1963 left New York to spend the winter at Martinique where he was beaten to death by 3 sailors whom he had met at a bar, awards include 2 Guggenheim fellowships, American Academy of Arts and Letters grant, Ford Found grant, American Aeronautical Institute award ; son of banker Samuel Marcus Blitzstein (Russia, Odessa 8.jun.1880-a1942 Philadelphia) and Anna E Levitsky (Baltimore 1881-) who married 30.apr.1901 in Philadelphia and divorced a1918 ; 2.mar.1933 in Philadelphia inspite his homosexuality he married novelist and critic Eva Goldbeck (Germany, Berlin 1901-26.may.1936 from anorexia)

Title Parts

[] Regina. Opera. New York 1949
libretto on Lillian Hellman's The little foxes
- Largo. Orchestra. 1:50, followed by "The rain quartet" 5:20 words: Isn't it nice, it's a nice quiet day, it's a quiet nice rain
[] The cradle will rock. Theatre. 1937
[] The harpies. 1931
revived at the Composers Showcase, New York 5dec1973

[] Airborne. Cantata
Tulsa Philharmonic / Skitch Henderson with the Metropolitan Opera's general manager Schuyler Chapin as narrator, 26nov1973

[] Airborne symphony. 1946
[] Piano sonata. 1927
[] Romantic piece. Orchestra. 1930
[] Piano concerto. 1931
[] Serenade. String quartet. 1932
[] Freedom morning. Male choir and orchestra. 1943
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