26 March 2005

Gideon, Miriam (1906-1966)

American/German Jew, she lived in Boston for a while. She studied piano with Felix Fox, and French at University. Her musical language developed from heavy romanticism to freely atonal works. Her compositions are chamber pieces, often for voice and mixed instrumental accompaniment. She has set works in a number of languages, The Condemned Playground (1963) uses text in four languages.

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