Robert Beaser

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Birthday
29, 1954
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
29, 1954 (age 65)
Birthplace
Massachusetts

About

Early advocate of New Tonality. He was known for the dramatic flair in his vocal writings and his innovative use of folk.

Before Fame

He made his debut with the Greater Boston Youth Symphony at age 16 for which he conducted his own orchestral work 'Antigone.' This was followed by studies with the famed Yehudi Wyner and Jacob Druckman at Yale College.

Trivia

He became the youngest composer to win the Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome in 1977.

Family Life

He was born into a nonmusical family. His father was a physician and his mother was a chemist.

Associated With

He collaborated with playwright Terrence McNally on the opera "The Food of Love," which was shown on PBS and nominated for a 2000 Emmy Award.