Dinerstein, Norman (Myron)

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Dinerstein, Norman (Myron)

Dinerstein, Norman (Myron), American music educator and composer; b. Springfield, Mass., Sept. 18, 1937; d. Cincinnati, Dec. 23, 1982. He studied at Boston Univ. (B.M., 1960), the Hartt Coll. of Music in Hartford, Conn. (M.M., 1963), and Princeton Univ. (Ph.D., 1974); also took courses at the Berlin Hochschule für Musik (1962–63), the Berkshire Music Center in Tanglewood (summers, 1962, 1963), and in Darmstadt (1964). He was then on the faculties of Princeton Univ. (1965–66), the New England Cons, of Music in Boston (1968–69; 1970–71), Hartt Coll. (1971–76), and the Univ. of Cincinnati Coll.-Cons. of Music (1976–81), where he was dean (1981–82).


4 Movements for 3 Woodwind Instruments (1961); Terzetto for Brass Trio (1961); Cassation for Orch. (1963); Serenade for Oboe, Clarinet, Harp, Violin, and Cello (1963); Schir ha Schirim for Chorus and Orch. (1963); Intermezzo for Orch. (1964); Pezzi piccoli for Flute and Viola (1966); Contrasto for Orch. (1968); Sequoia for lazz Ensemble (1969); Refrains for Orch. (1971); The Answered Question for Wind Ensemble (1972); Songs of Remembrance for Soprano and Strings (1976–79); Tubajubalee for Tuba Ensemble (1978); Golden Bells for Chorus and Orch. (1980–82; completed by M. Schelle); also choral music; song cycles; piano pieces.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire