Arthur H. Bird

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Arthur Homer Bird (23 July 1856 – 22 December 1923) was an American composer, for many years resident in Germany. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, he studied in Europe and spent a year at Weimar with Franz Liszt. He composed a symphonic poem, Eine Karneval-Szene op. 5, and a symphony in A Major, op. 8 (both in 1886); three orchestral suites; some works for wind instruments alone; some music for the ballet; a comic opera; and some chamber music; he was also commissioned by the Mason and Hamlin company to write a suite of short pieces for the reed organ. Bird died in Berlin in 1923.


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