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Born: May 26, 1898 in Chicago
Died: March 16, 1990 in Orinda California
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.
- Words on Music, Syracuse University Press, 1960
- Notes on the Piano, Syracuse University Press, 1963
Titles at Your Library
Pulitzer Prize for his First Symphony
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