Sunday, December 9, 2007

The Reaper was busy that day

Andrew Imbrie, a distinguished composer and teacher in the San Francisco area, died December 5th in his home in Berkeley, CA. He was 86 years old. He studied with Nadia Boulanger and and composed an enormous amount of work. 

He taught at UC Berkeley, San Francisco Conservatory, as well as the Universities of Chicago, Alabama, British Columbia, Harvard, New York and Northwestern. And was composer in residence at Tanglewood for many years. He won many awards and citations.

His compositions ranged a wide variety of style and ensemble. 

He will be missed.

(they say it comes in threes, but do they all have to be great composers)

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