Applebaum, Edward, American composer; b. Los Angeles, Sept. 28, 1937. He had piano lessons in his youth, and later studied composition with Lazarof and Foss at the Univ. of Calif. at Los Angeles (Ph.D., 1966). In 1969 he was composer-in-residence of the Oakland Sym. Orch. In 1971, became a prof. of theory and composition at the Univ. of Calif. at Santa Barbara. From 1985 to 1987 he was composer-in-residence of the Santa Barbara Sym. Orch., and then of the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara (1988). In 1989 he became prof. of composition and director of the new-music ensemble at Fla. State Univ. in Tallahassee. He served as dean (1991–92) and as prof. of music (1991–94) at Edith Cowan Univ. in Perth, Australia.
Piano Sonata (1965); String Trio (1966); Concerto for Viola and Chamber Orch. (1967); Montages for Clarinet, Cello, and Piano (1968); Stiantiti for Cello and Piano (1969); 4 syms.: No. 1 (1970), No. 2 (St. Louis, Oct. 6, 1983), No. 3 (1989), and No. 4 (1995); Foci for Viola and Piano (1971); The Face in the Cameo for Clarinet and Piano (1973); The Frieze of Life, chamber opera (1974); To Remember, trio for Clarinet, Cello, and Piano (1976); The Garden for Soprano, Chamber Ensemble, and Tape (1979); Prelude for String Quartet (1984); And with, and to for Men’s Chorus (1984); The Princess in the Garden for String Orch. (1985); Dreams and Voyage, piano concerto (1986); Night Waltz, guitar concerto (1987); The Waltz in 2 for Narrator and Orch. (1988); Whispers of Yesterday for Woodwind Quintet (1988); Song of the Sparrows, oratorio for Soloists, Narrator, Choruses, and Orch. (1988).
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire