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General Information

Name:  Ernst Bacon  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Children;

Born: May 26, 1898 in Chicago

Died: March 16, 1990 in Orinda California

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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''.


Pulitzer Prize for his First Symphony

Selected Titles At Your Library

28 American art songs :
ISBN: 1495000702. OCLC Number: 900612100

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Notes on the piano
ISBN: 1306393116. OCLC Number: 869523265

Dover Publications,. .

An accomplished composer, pianist, writer, and teacher offers an easy and entertaining guide for players at all levels of expertise. Tips on working, listening, and playing habits cover The Performer, The Learner, The Player and Writer, The Observer, and Technically Speaking. Should be a bedside reader for every author, composer, singer, critic, or layman interested in music. ⁰́₄ Critic's Choice.

Words on music.
ISBN: 083716768X. OCLC Number: 572618

Greenwood Press. .