Period: Early 20th Century
Born: Friday, January 24, 1919 in Brooklyn, New York (USA)
Died: Thursday, September 17, 2009 in New York, New York (USA)
Nation of Origin: United States
He won the Pulitzer Prize in Music for Quartet No. 3 in 1967.
Here is a note about Kirchner I received on July 28, 2001.
Leon Kirchner is very much alive and still composing. He has in addition to winning the Pulitzer Prize and numerous other awards- recently won a Grammy on Sony records- best classical album of the year in 1999. Updated biographical information can be acquired from his publishers at Schirmers in New York who will have all the details and can give absolutely accurate information as to recent works and awards.
A note from his daughter-Lisa Kirchner- who for one is thrilled about and has first hand knowledge of Leon Kirchner being very much alive and well!
Slonimsky, Nicolas, Music Since 1900, Schirmer Books, July 1994, ISBN: 0028724186
Salzman, Eric, Twentieth Century Music: An Introduction, Pearson, October 2001, ISBN: 0130959413
Slonimsky, Nicolas and Kuhn, Laura; Editors, Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, Gale Group, December 2000, ISBN: 0028655257
Sadie, Stanley and Tyrrell, John; Editors, The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Groves Dictionaries, Inc., January 2004, ISBN: 0195170679
Rutherford-Johnson, Tim, Kennedy, Michael, and Kennedy, Joyce The Oxford Dictionary of Music, Oxford University Press, 6th Edition, 2012, ISBN: 0199578109
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Twentieth Century Music: An Introduction
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