Ernst Bacon

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General Information

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Name: Ernst Bacon

Pen Name: None

Born: May 26, 1898 in Chicago

Died: March 16, 1990 in Orinda California



Illinois Connection

Bacon was born in Chicago. He attended Northwestern University where he pursued a degree in mathematics and after three years of study, he moved to the University of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Ernst Bacon was an American composer, pianist, and conductor. He was a prolific author and composed over 250 songs during his career. He was awarded three Guggenheim Fellowships and the Pulitzer Prize for his First Symphony. In addition to his songs, Bacon has written two important essays on music; Words on Music and Notes on the Piano.

Published Works

  • Words on Music, Syracuse University Press, 1960
  • Notes on the Piano, Syracuse University Press, 1963

Titles at Your Library

Literary Awards

Pulitzer Prize for his First Symphony

External Links

Ernst Bacon on WorldCat

Ernst Bacon on Wikipedia

The Ernst Bacon Society


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