Title

Compensation (baritone, piano, and tape)

Publication Information

from Black Poems (1976)

Original Listing

Paul Laurence Dunbar, Compensation

Biographical Information

(1927-2013) Robert received a degree in Music Education from New York University in 1951 and continued private study in composition with Wallingford Riegger and Josef Schmid. He studied the flute under Harold Bennett. As a flute-player, he performed with the New York City Opera, the New York Philharmonic, the Modern Jazz Quartet, and the Bach Aria Group, among others. As a teacher, he taught the flute privately and had served on the faculties of the Greenwich House Music School and the Henry Street Settlement. In 1969, he joined the faculty of the New England Conservatory of Music and eventually became dean. His opera The Balcony (1972) premiered at the Bolshoi, with Sarah Caldwell conducting. Among his awards are a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1972, and commissions from the Goethe Institute of Boston and the Plymouth Symphony.


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