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ROCHBERG, George
b Paterson, New Jersey, 5 July 1918

After graduating from Montclair State Teachers' College, he studied composition at the Mannes School of Music in New York from 1939 to 1942. He continued his studies at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, and the University of Pennsylvania. From 1948 to 1954 he was a member of the faculty of the Curtis Institute, and from 1951 to 1960 was director of publications for a publisher. He became acting chairman of the music department at the University of Pennsylvania, and chairman from 1961 to 1968, and then continued there as professor of composition.

1949 (31)

Night Music, for chamber orchestra

Symphony No 1

1952 (34)

Twelve Bagatelles for piano

String Quartet No 1

1953 (35)

Chamber Symphony for nine instruments

1954 (36)

Three Psalms for chorus

David the Psalmist, cantata

1955 (37)

Duo Concertante for violin and cello

1956 (38)

Sinfonia Fantasia

1958 (40)

Symphony No 2

Dialogues, for clarinet and piano

Cheltenham Concerto, for chamber orchestra

1959 (41)

La Bocca della verita, for oboe and piano

String Quartet No 2

1960 (42)

Time-Span, for orchestra (revised 1962)

1961 (43)

Songs of Innocence and Experience, for soprano and chamber

orchestra

1963 (45)

Piano Trio

1965 (47)

Music for the Magic Theater

Zodiac, orchestral version of the Twelve Bagatelles

Contra mortem et tempus, for violin, flute, clarinet and piano

Black Sounds, for winds and percussion

1968 (50)

Tableaux, for soprano and eleven players

Symphony No 3, A Twentieth-century Passion, for orchestra, four solo voices, eight-part chamber choir and double chorus

1970 (52)

Songs of Krishna, for soprano and piano

Mizmor L'Piyus, for bass-baritone and small orchestra

1972 (54)

Electrikaleidoscope, for violin, cello, flute, clarinet and electric piano

Ricordanza, for cello and piano

String Quartet No 3

1974 (56)

Imago Mundi, for orchestra

1975 (57)

Violin Concerto

Piano Quintet

1980 (62)

Octet, A Grand Fantasia

Trio, for clarinet, horn and piano

1982 (64)

String Quintet

The Confidence Man, opera

1983 (65)

Oboe Concerto

Rochberg also composed a Book of Songs (1937-69).

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