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TAYLOR, Deems
b New York, 22 December 1885
d New York, 3 July 1966, aged eighty

He began to study piano in 1895. In 1906 he graduated from New York University. He worked in publishing and journalism, and became a music critic, broadcaster and author. He received four honorary doctorates.

1912 (27)

The Siren Song, for orchestra

1914 (29)

The Highwayman, for baritone, women's voices and orchestra

The Chambered Nautilus, for chorus and orchestra

1918 (33)

The Portrait of a Lady, for eleven instruments

1919 (34)

Through the Looking-glass, suite for chamber orchestra (version for full orchestra, 1922)

1923 (38)

A Kiss in Xanadu, pantomime in two scenes, for two pianos

1925 (40)

Jurgen, for orchestra

Fantasy on Two Themes, for orchestra

Circus Days, for jazz orchestra (version for full orchestra, 1933)

1926 (41)

The King's Henchman, opera

1930 (45)

Peter Ibbetson, opera

1936 (51)

Lucrece, for string quartet

1937 (52)

Ramuntcho, opera

Casanova, ballet

1941 (56)

Processional, for orchestra

1943 (58)

Christmas Overture, for orchestra

1945 (60)

Elegy, for orchestra

1950 (65)

Restoration Suite, for orchestra

1954 (69)

The Dragon, opera

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