Morton Gould

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Morton Gould
NazionalitàStati Uniti Stati Uniti
GenereMusica contemporanea
Periodo di attività musicale1935 – 1996

Morton Gould (New York, 10 febbraio 1913Orlando, 21 febbraio 1996) è stato un compositore, pianista e direttore d'orchestra statunitense.

Biografia[modifica | modifica wikitesto]

Nato a New York, viene considerato un bambino prodigio quando a sei anni scrive le sue prime opere. Si è formato presso la Juilliard School. Durante la grande depressione ha lavorato come pianista in teatro. Dopo l'apertura della Radio City Music Hall, è diventato qui pianista. Ha lavorato anche in radio, presso la WOR (AM), e poi in televisione.

Ha composto e/o musicato diverse piece per Broadway tra cui Billion Dollar Baby e Arms and the Girl. Inoltre, per quanto riguarda le colonne sonore, ha realizzato tra l'altro quelle di Delightfully Dangerous (1945), Cinerama Holiday (1955) e Windjammer (1958).

Ha lavorato con le orchestre di tutti gli Stati Uniti, dal momento che i suoi lavori sono stati commissionati dalla Biblioteca del Congresso, dalla Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, dall'American Ballet Theatre, dal New York City Ballet e dal comitato dello United States Bicentennial.

Tra i riconoscimenti che ha ricevuto vi sono il Grammy Award alla carriera (2005), l'inserimento nella American Academy of Arts and Letters e il Pulitzer Prize for Music.

Onorificenze[modifica | modifica wikitesto]

Kennedy Center Honors - nastrino per uniforme ordinaria Kennedy Center Honors
— 1994

Opere[modifica | modifica wikitesto]

  • Abby Variations (piano) (1964)
  • A Capella (1987)
  • Adeste Fidelis
  • American Ballads, Settings of American Tunes for Orchestra (1976)
  • American Caprice
  • American Salute (1942)[1][2]
  • American Sing: Settings of Folk Songs (1984)
  • American Symphonette no 2 (1939)
  • American Youth March
  • Americana
  • The Anniversary Rag (piano) (1994)
  • Apple Waltzes (In Tribute to George Balanchine) (7 movements from Audubon) (1969)
  • At the Piano (1964)
  • Audubon (Birds of America) (1969)
  • Ballad for Band (1946)
  • Battle Hymn (1950)
  • Benny's Gig (1962)
  • Big City Blues (1950)
  • Boogie Woogie Etude (for piano and orchestra) (1943)
  • Buckaroo Blues (1954)
  • Burchfield Gallery (1978–1979)
  • Café Rio (1957)
  • Calypso Souvenir (1964)
  • Celebration Strut for Orchestra (1981)
  • 'Cellos (1984)
  • Centennial Symphony, Gala for Band (1983)
  • Cheers! — A Celebration March (1979)
  • Christmas Time (1992)
  • Cinerama Holiday: Suite (1955)
  • Classical Variations on Colonial Themes (1984)
  • Columbia: Broadsides for Orchestra (1967)
  • Come Up From the Valley, Children (1964)
  • Concertette for Viola and Band (1943)
  • Concerto Concertante (for violin and orchestra) (1981–1982)
  • Concerto for Flute (1984)
  • Concerto for Orchestra (1944)
  • Concerto for Piano (1938)
  • Concerto for Viola (1943)
  • Cowboy Rhapsody (1943)
  • Dance Gallery
  • Dance Variations for Two Pianos & Orchestra (1953)
  • Dancing Days (1966)
  • Declaration: Suite (1956)
  • Derivations for Solo Clarinet and Band (1955)
  • Deserted Ballroom (1936)
  • Dialogues (for piano and orchestra) (1958)
  • Diversions: for Tenor Saxophone and Orchestra (1990)
  • Dixie (1949)
  • Dramatic Fanfares from CBS-TV documentary “World War I” (orchestra) (1964)
  • Duo for Flute and Clarinet (1982)
  • Fall River Legend (1947)
  • Family Album: Suite (1951)
  • Fanfare for Freedom (1942)
  • Festive Fanfare (1991)
  • Festive Music (1964)
  • Flares and Declamations (1987)
  • Flourishes and Galop (1983)
  • Folk Suite (1941)
  • Formations (1964)
  • Foster Gallery (1939)
  • Ghost Waltzes (piano) (1991)
  • Global Greetings for Symphonic Band (1994)
  • Guajira (for clarinet and orchestra) (1949)
  • Hail to a First Lady (1991)
  • Hamma'ariv aravim (1947)
  • Harvest (1945)
  • Holiday Music (1947)
  • Holocaust: Suite (from the NBC-TV series) (1978)
  • Home for Christmas
  • A Homespun Overture (1939)
  • Hoofer Suite (for Tap Dancer and Orchestra) (1956)
  • Hosedown: A Firefighter Fable (1995)
  • Housewarming (1982)
  • I'm Old Fashioned, The Astaire Variations (1983)
  • Interplay (American Concertette) (for piano and orchestra) (1945)
  • Inventions (for Four Pianos and Orchestra)(1953)
  • It's A Living
  • Jeeps and Peeps (1944)
  • Jekyll and Hyde Variations (1956)
  • Jericho
  • Jingle Bells (1952)
  • The Jogger and the Dinosaur (for rapper and orchestra) (1992)
  • Latin-American Symphonette (Symphonette No. 4) (1940)
  • Lincoln Legend (1942)
  • Main Street March
  • Main Street Waltz
  • Mini-Suite for Band (1968)
  • Minstrel Show (1946)
  • Minute-Plus Waltz/Rag (1990)
  • New China March
  • No Longer Very Clear (for baritone or mezzo-soprano and piano) (1994)
  • Notes of Remembrance (1989)
  • Of Time and the River (1945)
  • Parade (for Percussion) (1956)
  • Patterns (piano) (1984)
  • Philharmonic Waltzes (1948)
  • Pieces of China (piano) (1985)
  • Prelude and Toccata
  • Prisms (1962)
  • Quotations (1983)
  • Rag Waltz (piano) (1984)
  • Recovery Music (for Clarinet) (1984)
  • Red Cavalry March
  • Rhythm Gallery (1959)
  • Saint Lawrence Suite for Band (1958)
  • Salutations (1966)
  • Santa Fé Saga (1956)
  • Serenade of Carols (1949)
  • Show Piece for Orchestra (1954)
  • Something To Do—Labor Cantata (1976)
  • Sonata No. 1 (piano) (1930)
  • Sonata No. 2 (piano) (1932)
  • Sonata No. 3 (piano) (1936)
  • A Song of Freedom (1941)
  • Soundings (1969)
  • Spirituals in Five Movements (1941)
  • Spirituals for String Orchestra and Harp (1959)
  • StringMusic (1995)
  • Suite (for Cello and Piano) (1981)
  • Suite (for Violin and Piano) (1945)
  • Symphonette No. 3 (Third American Symphonette)
  • Symphonette No. 4 (Latin-American Symphonette) (1933)
  • Symphonic Serenade (195?)
  • Symphony No. 1 (1943)
  • Symphony No. 2 "Symphony on Marching Tunes" (1944)
  • Symphony No. 3 (1946)
  • Symphony No. 4 "West Point" (1952)
  • Symphony of Spirituals (1975)
  • Tap Dance Concerto (1952)
  • Ten for Deborah (piano) (1965)
  • There Are (No) Children Here (1996)
  • Troubadour Music (1969)
  • Tuba Suite (1971)
  • Two for Chorus (1966)
  • Two Pianos (1987)
  • Venice for Double Orchestra and Brass Choirs (1967)
  • Vivaldi Gallery for String Quartet and Divided Orchestra (1968)
  • Windjammer (1958)
  • World War I: Selections (Musica per serie TV CBS) (1964)
  • Yankee Doodle (1945)

Note[modifica | modifica wikitesto]

  1. ^ [1][collegamento interrotto] Chicago Tribune, August 16, 1942. Gould's "American Salute" was performed in Chicago.
  2. ^ [2] Goodman, Peter W. "Morton Gould: American Salute," Amadeus Press, 2003, page 138. ISBN 978-1-57467-055-4. Gould premiered "American Salute" on radio on "Cresta Blanca Carnival," on NBC, November 11, 1942. Retrieved September 18, 2010.

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Controllo di autoritàVIAF (EN51875344 · ISNI (EN0000 0001 1472 602X · LCCN (ENn79145900 · GND (DE118964011 · BNF (FRcb13894637s (data) · NDL (ENJA00995263 · WorldCat Identities (ENn79-145900