Fine, Irving

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Fine, Irving (b Boston, Mass., 1914; d Natick, Mass., 1962). Amer. composer and critic. Ass. prof. of mus., Harvard, 1939–50. Chairman, sch. of creative arts, Brandeis Univ., from 1950. Mus. tended towards neo-classicism; in his last years he was attracted by 12-note technique. Works incl. Sym. (1962); Music for Modern Dance (1941); 3 Choruses from Alice in Wonderland (1949), 2nd series (1953); Mutability, 6 songs for mez. and pf. (1952); The Hour Glass, ch., orch. (1949); Serious Song, orch. (1955); Blue Towers, orch. (1959); Diversions, orch. (1960); vn. sonata; str. qt.; etc.