John Kirkpatrick

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Birthday
18, 1905
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Nov 8, 1991 (86)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
18, 1905
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Nov 8, 1991 (86)

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Classical musician and scholar who was an advocate for the works of Charles Ives, Aaron Copland, Carl Ruggles, and Roy Harris.

Before Fame

He studied at Princeton University beginning in 1922 at a time when Princeton lacked a music department.

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He helped to bring attention to Charles Ives after being the first to publicly perform Ives' Concord Sonata completely.

Family Life

His father John ran a profitable jewelry business.

Associated With

He and Aaron Copland attended The American Conservatory in Fontainebleau at the same time, becoming close friends and collaborators.

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