Allan Blank

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Allan Blank (December 27, 1925, New York City – November 12, 2013, Bon Air, Virginia) was an American composer who has more than 60 published works. He attended the Juilliard School of Music (1945-47) and obtained a bachelor's degree from Washington Square College (1948). He received a Master's degree from the University of Minnesota (1970) and also studied at the University of Iowa. He was a violinist in the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (1950-52). He taught composition at Western Illinois University (1966-68), Paterson State Teachers College (1968-70), Lehman College (1970-77), and at Virginia Commonwealth University (1978-96).[1] In 1990 he was awarded a grant from the Virginia Commission of the Arts.

Blank died at age of 87 on November 12, 2013 due to complications from the effects of a brain tumor.[1]

Works[edit]

  • Stage
    • Aria da Capo, chamber opera (1960)
    • The Magic Bonbons, opera (1983)
    • The Noise, opera (1986)
    • Othello, incidental music (1983)
    • Measure for Measure, incidental music (1984)
  • Orchestra
    • Music for Orchestra (1967)
    • Concertino for Bassoon and Strings (1984)
    • Concertino for Strings (1987)
    • Overture for a Happy Occasion (1987)
  • Chamber
    • String Quartet No. 1 (1958)
    • String Quartet No. 2 (1981)
    • Wind Quintet (1970)

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