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ROGERS, Bernard
b New York, 4 February 1893
d Rochester, New York, 24 May 1968, aged seventy-five

He learned piano from the age of twelve, then studied composition with Bloch, and in 1921 went to the Institute of Musical Art. He taught, and worked as a music critic, and held Guggenheim Fellowships which enabled him to work with Bridge in England and Boulanger in Paris. He taught at the Eastman School until his retirement in 1967, and received honorary degrees from Valparaiso and Wayne State universities.

1918 (25)

String Quartet No 1

Free Variations and Fugue for string quartet

1922 (29)

Deidre, opera

1925 (32)

String Quartet No 2

1926 (33)

Symphony No 1, Adonais

1928 (35)

Symphony No 2

1929 (36)

The Raising of Lazarus, for chorus and orchestra

1931 (38)

The Marriage of Aude, opera

The Exodus, for chorus and orchestra

1936 (43)

Symphony No 3, On a Thanksgiving Song

1940 (47)

Symphony No 4

1942 (49)

The Passion, oratorio

1944 (51)

The Warrior, opera

1947 (54)

A Letter from Pete, cantata

1950 (57)

The Veil, opera

The Prophet Isaiah, cantata

1953 (60)

String Trio

1954 (61)

The Nightingale, opera

1959 (66)

Symphony No 5, Africa

1962 (69)

Sonata for violin and piano

1964 (71)

The Light of Man, for chorus and orchestra

Rogers also composed other choral and vocal works with orchestra, works for large and small orchestras, chamber works, twelve songs, four solo instrumental pieces, and eight transcriptions.

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