The Full Wiki

More info on Abram Chasins

Abram Chasins: Map


Wikipedia article:

Map showing all locations mentioned on Wikipedia article:

Abram Chasins (August 17, 1903 – June 21, 1987) was an American composer and pianist.

Born in New Yorkmarker, he studied at the Juilliard School of Musicmarker, Columbia University and Curtis Institute of Musicmarker, under teachers including Ernest Hutcheson, Rubin Goldmark and Józef Hofmann.

Chasins' career as a pianist lasted from 1927 until 1947. On January 1, 1929, he made his debut playing his own Piano Concerto with the Philadelphia Orchestra. From 1926 to 1935 he taught piano as a member of the faculty of the Curtis Institute. Chasins was associated with the radio station WQXRmarker from 1941 to 1965, becoming the music director in 1946. In 1949 he married Constance Keene, a pianist and former student of his, with whom he performed and recorded piano duos. In 1972 he joined the University of Southern Californiamarker as musician-in-residence, and reorganized the student-run radio station KUSC into a channel for classical and modern music. He retired in 1977, and died of cancer at his home in Manhattan on June 21, 1987.

Chasins wrote over 100 compositions, mostly for the piano, and was the first American composer to have his works performed by Toscanini. His Three Chinese Pieces were performed by celebrated pianists including Josef Lhévinne and Józef Hofmann. He also wrote a number of books on music and musicians, including Speaking of Pianists (1958), The Van Cliburn Legend (1959), The Appreciation of Music (1966), Music at the Crossroads (1972) and Stoki, the Incredible Apollo (1978), a biography of Leopold Stokowski.


Embed code:

Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address