Lee Hoiby

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    I Was There: II. I Was ThereLee Hoiby
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    I Was There: I. Beginning My StudiesLee Hoiby
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    I Was There: IV. O Captain! My Captain!Lee Hoiby
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    I Was There: V. Joy, Shipmate, Joy!Lee Hoiby
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    Two Songs of Innocence: The LambLee Hoiby

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        Lee Hoiby continued the neo-Romantic tradition of Samuel Barber and Gian Carlo Menotti (under whom he studied), forging an idiom that is both melodic and accessible. He studied piano under Gunnar Johansson and Egon Petri, originally planning to become a pianist, but Menotti invited him to study composition at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia. Early on, he recognized Hoiby's potential, manifested by his first opera The Scarf, performed at the opening of the 1957 Spoleto Festi... Read more

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