Corder, Paul

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Corder, Paul

Corder, Paul , English composer, son of Frederick Corder; b. London, Dec. 14, 1879; d. there, Aug. 6, 1942. He entered the Royal Academy of Music in London in 1895, studying piano with Oscar Beringer and Tobias Matthay, and composition with his father. He was appointed a prof. of harmony and composition there in 1907.


2 Operas Grettir the Strong and Rapunzel (1917); The Moon Slave, terpsichorean fantasy; Cyrano de Bergerac, overture; Dross, music drama without words; op.8, Morar, a “Gaelic fantasy”; The Dryad, ballet; Prelude and Fugue; Sea-Songs; 2 Choral Songs; Heroic Elegy; many piano works (Transmutations, 9 Preludes, Passacaglia, etc.); songs.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire