Flanagan, William

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Flanagan, William (b Detroit, 1923; d NY, 1969). Amer. composer and critic. Promoted recitals of Amer. song with Ned Rorem. Wrote incidental mus. for 4 plays by Albee. Wrote th. and mus. criticism for NY Herald Tribune, etc. Works incl. opera Bartleby (prod. NY 1961); Notations for orch.; song-cycles incl. The Weeping Pleiades ( Housman); and choral mus.