Berger, Arthur, 1912-2003 Edit

Summary

Agent Type
Person

Dates

  • 1912-05-15 – 2003-10-07 (Existence)

Name Forms

  • Berger, Arthur, 1912-2003
  • Berger, Arthur Victor, 1912-2003

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Notes

  • Biography/Historical Note

    Arhur Berger, was born on May 15, 1912 in New York City of Jewish descent. As an undergraduate at New York University, he joined the Young Composer's Group and studied under Walter Piston at Harvard. Under a Paine Fellowship, he was able to study under Nadia Boulanger and at the Sorbonne. Throughout the 1940's and early 1950's he worked at the New York Sun and New York Hearld Tribune. In 1953, he left the tribune to work at Brandeis University. Along with Benjamin Boretz, in 1926, co-founded the music journal Perspectives of New Music. His style of composition is grouped in the "Boston school" alongside Luks Foss, Irving Fine and Harold Shapero