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MENNIN, Peter
b Erie, Pennsylvania, 17 May 1923
d New York, New York, USA. June 17, 1983, aged sixty

He is of Italian parentage. He studied at the Oberlin Conservatory, then served in the US Army Air Force. After demobilisation he resumed his music studies at the Eastman School, under Howard Hanson and took a summer course in conducting with Koussevitzky at Tanglewood. From 1947 to 1958 he taught at the Juillard School, then served as director of the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore from 1958 to 1962. In 1962 he was appointed president of the Juillard School.

1945 (22)

Concertino for flute, strings and percussion

1946 (23)

Symphony No 3

1947 (24)

Fantasia for string orchestra

1949 (26)

Symphony No 4, The Cycle, for choir and orchestra

The Christmas Story, cantata

1950 (27)

Symphony No 5

Violin Concerto

Canto and Toccata, for piano

Five Pieces for piano

1951 (28)

Canzona, for band

1952 (29)

Concertato for orchestra, Moby Dick

Quartet No 2

1953 (30)

Symphony No 6

1956 (33)

Cello Concerto

Sonata Concertante for violin and piano

1958 (35)

Piano Concerto

1963 (40)

Symphony No 7 (1963-4)

Canto, for orchestra

1967 (44)

Piano Sonata

1968-9 (45-6)

Cantata de virtute, for chorus and orchestra, children's chorus

soloists and narrator

1971 (48)

Sinfonia for orchestra

1973 (50)

fp Symphony No 8

1976 (53)

Voices, for violin, piano, harp, harpsichord and percussion

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