Moore, Douglas Stuart

Moore, Douglas Stuart,

1893–1969, American composer and teacher, b. Cutchogue, N.Y. Moore studied with Horatio ParkerParker, Horatio William,
1863–1919, American composer, b. Auburndale, Mass.; pupil of Rheinberger in Munich. He was an organist and choirmaster in Boston and New York City and taught at the National Conservatory, New York.
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, Vincent D'IndyD'Indy, Vincent
, 1851–1931, French composer. D'Indy was a pupil of César Franck. In 1894, Charles Bordes, Guilmant, and d'Indy founded the Schola Cantorum, Paris, of which d'Indy was composition teacher and, from 1911 until his death, director.
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, Nadia BoulangerBoulanger, Nadia
, 1887–1979, French conductor and musician, b. Paris. Boulanger was considered an outstanding teacher of composition. She studied at the Paris Conservatory, where in 1945 she became professor.
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, and Ernest BlochBloch, Ernest
, 1880–1959, Swiss-American composer. Among his teachers were Jaques-Dalcroze and Ysaÿe. He taught at the Geneva Conservatory, 1911–15, and at the Mannes School, New York, 1917–19; he was director of the Cleveland Institute of Music,
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. In 1926 he joined the music faculty of Columbia Univ. and was its chairman from 1940 to 1962. His major works include Pageant of P. T. Barnum (1924) and Moby Dick (1929) for orchestra; the operas for children The Headless Horseman (1937; libretto by Stephen Vincent Benét) and The Emperor's New Clothes (1949); the operas The Devil and Daniel Webster (1939), Giants in the Earth (1951; awarded a Pulitzer Prize), The Ballad of Baby Doe (1956); The Wings of the Dove (1961), and Carrie Nation (1966); two symphonies (1945, 1948); chamber music; and settings of poetry by Donne, MacLeish, Benét, and Vachel Lindsay. Moore's music is outstanding for its theatricality and use of the American vernacular. His prose works include Listening to Music (1932) and From Madrigal to Modern Music (1942).
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