Arthur Kreutz

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Arthur R. Kreutz (July 25, 1906 in La Crosse, Wisconsin – March 12, 1991 in Oxford, Mississippi) was an American composer. He composed the Paul Bunyan Suite, the Dixie Concerto, the score to Martha Graham's 1942 ballet Land Be Bright,[1] and Symphonic Blues (for orchestra) (1947); some of his orchestral pieces were played by the New York Philharmonic, with whom he appeared at times as a guest conductor.[2] Among his other works is a 1954 opera about the University Blues of the University of Mississippi.[3] Kreutz taught from 1954 until 1961 at the University of Mississippi; he died of cancer.[2] The University holds his papers in its libraries.[4]


  1. ^ "Kreutz,Arthur". Retrieved 13 July 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Arthur R. Kreutz, 84, Composer and Teacher". 1991-03-13. Retrieved 2016-07-13. 
  3. ^ Margaret Ross Griffel; Adrienne Fried Block (1999). Operas in English: A Dictionary. Greenwood Press. ISBN 978-0-313-25310-2. 
  4. ^ "Finding Aid for the Arthur Kreutz Collection MUM00085". Retrieved 2016-07-13.