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GRUENBERG, Louis

b near Brest-Litovsk (then Poland), 3 August 1884

d Beverly Hills, 10 June 1964, aged seventy-nine

He was taken to the USA at the age of two. At nineteen he went to Berlin to study with Busoni and Koch, and in 1912 was appointed teacher at the Vienna Conservatory. In 1919 he abandoned performing as a pianist and concentrated on composition. He was head of the composition department at the Chicago Musical College from 1933 to 1936.

1912 (28)

Sonata for violin and piano

The Witch of the Brocken, children's opera

1913 (29)

The Bride of the Gods, opera

1914 (30)

Suite for violin and piano

Puppet Suite, for orchestra

Piano Concerto No 1

1919 (35)

Sonata for violin and piano

The Hill of Dreams, for orchestra

Symphony No 1

1920 (36)

Vagabondia, for orchestra

1922 (38)

Four Indiscretions, for string quartet

Four Bagatelles, for cello and piano

The Sleeping Beauty, children's opera

1925 (41)

Four Whimsicalities, for string quartet

Poem in the Form of a Sonata, for cello and piano

Jazz Suite

1926 (42)

Jazzettes, for violin and piano

1929 (45)

Jack and the Beanstalk, children's opera

The Enchanted Isle, symphonic poem

Nine Moods, for orchestra

Music for an Imaginary Ballet

1930 (46)

Four Diversions, for string quartet

1931 (47)

The Emperor Jones, opera

The Dumb Wife, opera

1934 (50)

Serenade to a Beauteous Lady, for orchestra

1936 (52)

Helena of Troy, opera

1937 (53)

Green Mansions, radio opera

Piano Quintet

1938 (54)

String Quartet

Piano Concerto No 2

1942 (58)

Symphonies No 2 and 3

1944 (60)

Violin Concerto

1945 (61)

American Suite, for orchestra

Volpone, opera

One Night of Cleopatra, opera

The Miracle of Flanders, mystery play

1946 (62)

Dance Rhapsody, for violin and orchestra

Symphony No 4

1948 (64)

Variations for orchestra

1949 (65)

Cello Concerto

1959-62 (75-8)

A Song of Faith, oratorio

Gruenberg also wrote other vocal and piano works.

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