Ross Lee Finney

Chamber Music


Ross Lee Finney (1906-1997)
A student of Alban Berg and Nadia Boulanger, Ross Lee Finney was an American composer and professor of music at Smith College from 1929 to1949; then professor of composition and composer in residence at the University of Michigan from 1949 to 1973. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1927 for his First String Quartet, and was awarded two Guggenheim Fellowships, one Rome Prize and elected to the National Institute of Arts and Letters in 1962. Influential in modern composition and electronic music, his students include George Crumb as well as Roger Reynolds, who also may be found on Bronze by Gold.

Chamber Music -- (1951-1952). A setting of Joyce's entire Chamber Music cycle of poems for voice and piano.

Links/CDs/Sound Samples

Ross Lee Finney -- A Bio-Bibliography is a book written by Susan Hayes Hitchens and published by Greenwoood.

You may listen to sound samples and/or purchase Ross Lee Finney CDs online from Amazon.com below:

Finney: Chamber Music / Jeanette Lombard, Mary Norris
Ross Lee Finney(Composer), et al / Audio CD / Released 1994
(Out of stock)

--A. Ruch &
Bill Winter
15 December 2000
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