Vincent Persichetti biography

Vincent Persichetti

Composer

1915 – 1987

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Who was Vincent Persichetti?

Vincent Ludwig Persichetti was an American composer, teacher, and pianist. An important musical educator and writer, Persichetti was a native of Philadelphia. He was known for his integration of various new ideas in musical composition into his own work and teaching as well as for training many noted composers in composition at the Juilliard School.

His students at Juilliard included Philip Glass, Michael Jeffrey Shapiro, Kenneth Fuchs, Richard Danielpour, Robert Dennis, Peter Schickele, Lowell Liebermann, Robert Witt, Elena Ruehr, Randell Croley, William Schimmel, Leonardo Balada, and Leo Brouwer. He also taught composition to conductor James DePreist at the Philadelphia Conservatory.

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Born
Jun 6, 1915
Philadelphia
Also known as
  • Persichetti, Vincent
  • Persichetti, Vincent Ludwig
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Curtis Institute of Music
  • Combs College of Music
  • Doctor of Music, University of the Arts
    ( - 1945)
Employment
  • Juilliard School
Lived in
  • Philadelphia
    (1915/06/06 - 1987/08/14)
Died
Aug 14, 1987
Philadelphia

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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