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Dean Eckertsen (1928–2007): Into and out of the Spotlight

Dean Eckertsen (1928–2007): Into and out of the Spotlight mY r Na l a YTo N Dean e ckertsen (1928–2007): Into and out of the Spotlight It was 1955. In New York City, the Symphony of the a ir announced a series of four concerts featuring works by Pulitzer Prize–winning com- posers. Held in February and m arch, each concert would have a different conductor: Howard Hanson, Izler Solomon, Dean e ckertsen, and l éon barzin would take the podium. The third program, held on march 6, 1955, under the baton of Dean e ckertsen, included music by Pulitzer Prize winners Gail Kubik (1952), l eo Sowerby (1946), Douglas moore (1951), and Gian Carlo m enotti (1950). Two premieres were to be played: the u S premiere of Gail Kubik’s Thunderbolt Overture and the New York premiere of the a dagio from l eo Sowerby’s Sinfonietta for Strings. Sowerby had composed the sinfonietta in 1934, although the title was spelled “Symphonietta” on the program of the 1948 a merican music Series, held in Chicago. This concert series had been cosponsored by one l eopold e gerinsky, who was also the conductor for the series, and by the board of directors of the a merican musical Society. Their intent http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Music University of Illinois Press

Dean Eckertsen (1928–2007): Into and out of the Spotlight

American Music , Volume 36 (3) – Dec 5, 2018

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mY r Na l a YTo N Dean e ckertsen (1928–2007): Into and out of the Spotlight It was 1955. In New York City, the Symphony of the a ir announced a series of four concerts featuring works by Pulitzer Prize–winning com- posers. Held in February and m arch, each concert would have a different conductor: Howard Hanson, Izler Solomon, Dean e ckertsen, and l éon barzin would take the podium. The third program, held on march 6, 1955, under the baton of Dean e ckertsen, included music by Pulitzer Prize winners Gail Kubik (1952), l eo Sowerby (1946), Douglas moore (1951), and Gian Carlo m enotti (1950). Two premieres were to be played: the u S premiere of Gail Kubik’s Thunderbolt Overture and the New York premiere of the a dagio from l eo Sowerby’s Sinfonietta for Strings. Sowerby had composed the sinfonietta in 1934, although the title was spelled “Symphonietta” on the program of the 1948 a merican music Series, held in Chicago. This concert series had been cosponsored by one l eopold e gerinsky, who was also the conductor for the series, and by the board of directors of the a merican musical Society. Their intent

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American MusicUniversity of Illinois Press

Published: Dec 5, 2018

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