Claremont Avenue

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The Manhattan School of Music has occupied the former Juilliard School building at 130 Claremont Avenue since Juilliard moved to Lincoln Center in 1969. For the northernmost few blocks, apartment buildings line the street. An outcropping of the Manhattan schist interrupts the row of buildings on the west side of the street between La Salle Street and Tiemann Place. The intersection of 116th Street and Claremont has been cited as one of the windiest in New York City. Strong winds from the direction of Riverside Park are commonly believed to be "funneled" by the opposing curved façades of The Paterno and The Colosseum. The protagonists in F.

Carmen Jones (film)

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The soundtrack recording featuring Marilyn Horne and LeVern Hutcherson was originally released on LP by RCA Victor Red Seal (LM-1881). RCA reissued the album on compact disc in the late 1980s. 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment released the film on DVD on January 22, 2002. It is in anamorphic widescreen format with an audio track in English and subtitles in English and Spanish. Fox released a second DVD and a high definition Blu-Ray, both derived from a new 4K restoration, on December 3, 2013. * Dorothy Dandridge as Carmen Jones, who pursues Joe because he alone ignores her; her singing voice is dubbed by Marilyn Horne.

Olga Kern

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In September 2017, Kern joined the piano faculty of the Manhattan School of Music. In 2016, Kern launched the Olga Kern International Piano Competition for pianists between the ages of 18 and 32. Taking place every three years in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the competition's mission is to "provide the venue for young pianists to develop international careers through a competition that is recognized globally for its value and excellence." Kern serves as Artistic Director and President of the Jury. The inaugural competition took place in Albuquerque November 13–20, 2016.

Luis Bonilla

When later moving to New York City, he earned a master's degree in Jazz Performance and Composition from the Manhattan School of Music. Bonilla moved to New York City in 1989 in hope of playing with one of his musical heroes, drummer Art Blakey. Bonilla eventually landed with Lester Bowie as the group's trombonist and continues to draw inspiration from Bowie with whom he toured and recorded with extensively. Bonilla refers to Bowie as his "father away from home", with whom he has learned a great deal about music and the creative process.

Robert Ashley

Later, he studied at the Manhattan School of Music, and then became a musician in the US Army. After moving back to Michigan, Ashley worked at the University of Michigan's Speech Research Laboratories. Although he was not officially a student in the acoustic research program there, he was offered the chance to obtain a doctorate, but turned it down to pursue his music. From 1961 to 1969, he organised the ONCE Festival in Ann Arbor with Roger Reynolds, Gordon Mumma, and other local composers and artists. He was a co-founder of the ONCE Group, as well as a member of the Sonic Arts Union, which also included David Behrman, Alvin Lucier, and Gordon Mumma.

Karin Branzell

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Three of her students – Nell Rankin, Jean Madeira and Mignon Dunn - distinguished themselves at the Met. Her other appearances included the Munich State Opera, the Colon Theatre, Buenos Aires, the Bayreuth Festival (1930–31), Florence, and San Francisco (1941). In 1934-35, she sang the contralto role in the Philadelphia Orchestra's first performance of Gustav Mahler's Kindertotenlieder, under Leopold Stokowski. In 1936 she was appointed a singer to the Swedish Court (Hovsångerska), and was elected a member of the Swedish Academy of Music in 1937. On 17 February 1949, she and Ellen Faull sang in the first Chicago performance of Mahler's Symphony No. 2 Resurrection, under Fritz Busch.

Horacio Gutiérrez

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He is currently teaching at Manhattan School of Music. He has played with most of the world’s great orchestras and conductors, including Lorin Maazel, Andrew Davis, Josef Krips, Mstislav Rostropovich, David Zinman, Gerard Schwarz, Andrew Litton, Kurt Masur, James Levine, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Christoph Eschenbach, Zubin Mehta, Eugene Ormandy, Valery Gergiev, Seiji Ozawa, André Previn, Erich Leinsdorf, Yuri Ahronovitch, Klaus Tennstedt, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Daniel Barenboim. Gutiérrez is best known for his interpretation of the Romantic repertoire. He has been highly praised for performances of the Classical style in music of composers such as Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, and Brahms.

Bloomingdale Insane Asylum

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The Manhattan School of Music currently occupies the property on Claremont Avenue. In 1889, the Bloomingdale Asylum moved to a new campus in White Plains, New York. The campus was renamed the Payne Whitney Psychiatric Clinic, after Payne Whitney (March 20, 1876 – May 25, 1927) bequeathed a large gift to New York Hospital specifically for mental health. Whitney was an American businessman and member of the influential Whitney family. Today the campus is known as NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester Behavioral Health Center after the 1998 merger of NewYork and Presbyterian Hospitals.

Philippe Muller

After thirty-five years of teaching at the Paris Conservatoire, he now continues his career as a professor at the prestigious Manhattan School of Music in New York City. His pupils include Gautier Capuçon, Henri Demarquette, François Salque, Marc Coppey, Emmanuelle Bertrand, Xavier Phillips, Raphaël Pidoux, Jérôme Pernoo, Ophelie Gaillard, Friedrich Kleinhapl, Alexander Gebert, Sung-Won Yang, Pablo de Naverán, Dimitri Maslennikov, Christian-Pierre La Marca, Katharina Deserno, Bruno Delepelaire, Aurélien Pascal, Camille Thomas, Yan Levionnois, Edgar Moreau, Hee-Young Lim, Sophia Bacelar, Johnny Lin.

List of numbered streets in Manhattan

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Seminary Row also runs by the Manhattan School of Music, Riverside Church, Sakura Park, Grant's Tomb, and Morningside Park. 122nd Street is mentioned in the movie Taxi Driver by main character Travis Bickle as the location where a fellow cab driver is assaulted with a knife. The street and the surrounding neighborhood of Harlem is then referred to as "Mau Mau Land" by another character named Wizard, slang indicating it is a majority black area. 40.813°N, -73.9575°WLa Salle Street is a street in West Harlem that runs just two blocks between Amsterdam Avenue and Claremont Avenue. West of Convent Avenue, 125th Street was re-routed onto the old Manhattan Avenue.

Midori (violinist)

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In 2001, Midori had returned to the stage and took a teaching position at the Manhattan School of Music. In 2001, with the money Midori received from winning the prestigious Avery Fisher Prize, she established the Partners in Performance program focusing on classical music organizations in smaller communities. In 2004, Midori launched the Orchestra Residencies program in the U.S. for youth orchestras, which was expanded to include collaborations with orchestras outside the U.S. in 2010. In 2004, Midori was named a professor at University of Southern California's Thornton School of Music where she is holder of the Jascha Heifetz Chair.

Flower Drum Song (film)

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The torch song "Love, Look Away" sung by Helen Chao (portrayed by Reiko Sato) was also dubbed in by the American opera singer Marilyn Horne, who was offered the job by Alfred Newman, the film's conductor and musical supervisor, after Horne's triumphant début with the San Francisco Opera in Wozzeck. Horne and Newman were friends through her extensive background singing on film soundtracks. In addition, Dr. Han Li (portrayed by Kam Tong) is dubbed by John Dodson. The film soundtrack was reissued on CD by Decca Broadway on September 24, 2002, which added a bonus track of "Love, Look Away" (2:27), recorded by Rosemary Clooney around 1958.

Franck Amsallem

Amsallem moved to New York City in 1986 to earn a Masters in Jazz composition at the Manhattan School of Music. He went on to study with Bob Brookmeyer from 1986 to 1990, all the while continuing his classical piano studies with Phillip Kawin. Amsallem has augmented his formal education by participating in the BMI Jazz Composers' Workshop under the direction of Manny Albam & Bob Brookmeyer.

Andrea Carroll (soprano)

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A graduate of Walt Whitman High School and the Manhattan School of Music (MSM), Carroll grew up in Bethesda, Maryland. She performed in several operas while a student at the MSM, including the Wife in Schubert's Die Verschworenen and Despina in Così fan tutte. She also studied voice with Phyllis Curtin and Stephanie Blythe at the Tanglewood Music Center. She then served in the Young Artist Program at the Glimmerglass Opera and for two years as a member of the Young Artist Program at the Houston Grand Opera (HGO) before becoming a resident artist at the Vienna State Opera (VSO).


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A major revival at the Aix-en-Provence Festival in 1980 featured Montserrat Caballé in the title role with Marilyn Horne as Arsace. It was not until the Met's 1990 revival after almost 100 years that a production based on a new critical edition was mounted. It alternated Lella Cuberli and June Anderson in the title role with Marilyn Horne again as Arsace. Among other performances, the work was given by the Rossini in Wildbad Festival in 2012, which was recorded with Alex Penda in the title role. In November 2017, the Royal Opera House, London, mounted its first production of the opera since the 1890s, with Joyce DiDonato in the title role. .

Marko Ciciliani

From 1993 to 1994 he spent a year in New York City, studying at the Manhattan School of Music with Nils Vigeland. After returning to Hamburg he continued his studies until his graduation with Manfred Stahnke. In 1996 he emigrated to Amsterdam, Netherlands, where he studied until 1998 as a post-graduate student at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague. His principal teachers during that time were Clarence Barlow and Louis Andriessen. Ciciliani remained in Amsterdam until 2010, living primarily as a free-lance composer and playing an active role in the Dutch music scene. Since the early 2000 he was also increasingly active as a sound-engineer and performer of electronic music.

Renato Cellini

These young singers included Harry Theyard, Mignon Dunn, Norman Treigle, John Reardon, Audrey Schuh, André Turp, Chester Ludgin, John Macurdy, Stanley Kolk, Ara Berberian, Enrico di Giuseppe, Ticho Parly and Benjamin Rayson.

John Corigliano

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In 1984, he became Distinguished Professor of Music at Lehman College and left his position at Manhattan School of Music in 1986. In 1987, Corigliano was the first composer ever to serve as Composer-in-Residence for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. During his residency, he composed his first symphony, which was inspired by the AIDS epidemic and to honor the friends he lost. His first symphony won him the University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition in 1991 and his first Grammy Award for Best Classical Contemporary Composition in 1992.

Judith Bettina

Bettina was born in Manhattan to a violinist mother, Lilo Kantorowicz Glick, and a violist father, Jacob Glick, who was noted for his championship of new music. She earned her bachelor's and master's degrees from New York's Manhattan School of Music. While there she performed in the school's 1975 premiere of Wuorinen's The W. of Babylon. After graduation from the Manhattan School of Music, she sang in New York City but moved to Stanford University in 1986. She is married to pianist James Goldsworthy whom she met at Stanford where she was on the music faculty from 1986 until 1993. The two often perform together both in concerts and recordings.

Harry Connick Jr.

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Following an unsuccessful attempt to study jazz academically, and having given recitals in the classical and jazz piano programs at Loyola University, Connick moved to the 92nd Street YMHA in New York City to study at Hunter College and the Manhattan School of Music. There he met Columbia Records executive, Dr. George Butler, who persuaded him to sign with Columbia. His first record, Harry Connick Jr., was a mainly instrumental album of standards. He soon acquired a reputation in jazz because of extended stays at high-profile New York venues. His next album, 20, featured his vocals and added to this reputation.

Ezio Flagello

Flagello first studied at the Manhattan School of Music—where he was a pupil of Friedrich Schorr and John Brownlee—and then at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory, Rome, with Luigi Ricci. Flagello made his professional debut at the Empire State Festival, in Ellenville, New York in 1955, as Dulcamara in L'elisir d'amore. He made his Metropolitan Opera debut on November 9, 1957, as the Jailer in Tosca. Four days later, as a last minute replacement, he sang Leporello in Don Giovanni. He quickly became a favorite with the audience in comic roles, such as Bartolo in The Barber of Seville and Dulcamara in Elisir d'amore, though he also excelled in more lyrical and dramatic repertory.

Susan Graham

May 2008, Honorary Doctorate, Manhattan School of Music. 1992. Pulcinella'' (Stravinsky) Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Gerard Schwarz (conductor) Delos Records 3100. 1995. Scenes from Goethe's Faust (Schumann) Bryn Terfel, Karita Mattila, Jan-Hendrik Rootering, Barbara Bonney, Endrik Wottrich, Iris Vermillion, Brigitte Poschner-Klebel, Susan Graham, Hans Peter Blochwitz, Harry Peeters, Berliner Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado (conductor). Sony Classical 66308. 1996.

Mark Delpriora

Biography at the Manhattan School of Music. Picking Through the Repertoire: A HyperHistory of the Contemporary American Classical Guitar (Article by Mark Delpriora; June 1, 2004). Interview with Urban Guitar Magazine, September 2006. Preface to Mark Delpriora's Sonata by Angelo Gilardino. Manuale di storia della chitarra. 2: La chitarra nel ventesimo secolo. Free Scores on Mark Delpriora MSM Faculty Profile. New York Times Recital Delpriora on Guitar.

Bel canto

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That situation changed significantly after World War II with the advent of a group of enterprising orchestral conductors and the emergence of a fresh generation of singers such as Montserrat Caballé, Maria Callas, Joan Sutherland, Beverly Sills and Marilyn Horne, who had acquired bel canto techniques. These artists breathed new life into Donizetti, Rossini and Bellini's stage compositions, treating them seriously as music and re-popularizing them throughout Europe and America. Today, some of the world's most frequently performed operas, such as Rossini's The Barber of Seville and Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor, are from the bel canto era.