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Fuleihan, Anis

Fuleihan, Anis

Fuleihan, Anis, Cypriot-born American pianist, conductor, and composer; b. Kyrenia, April 2, 1900; d. Palo Alto, Calif., Oct. 11, 1970. He studied at the English School in Kyrenia; went to the U.S. in 1915 and continued his study of the piano in N.Y. with Alberto Jonas. He toured the U.S. and the Near East from 1919 to 1925, then lived in Cairo, returning to the U.S. in 1928. He was on the staff of G. Schirmer, Inc. in N.Y. (1932–39). In 1947 he became a prof, at Ind. Univ. in Bloomington, and, in 1953, director of the Beirut Cons, in Lebanon. In 1962 he went to Tunis under the auspices of the State Dept. and in 1963 organized the Orch. Classique de Tunis, remaining there until 1965.


DRAMATIC Opera : Vasco (1960). ORCH.: Mediterranean Suite (1930; Cincinnati, March 15, 1935); Preface to a Child’s Story Book (1932); 2 syms.: No. 1 (N.Y, Dec. 31, 1936) and No. 2 (N.Y, Feb. 16, 1967); 3 piano concertos: No. 1 (Saratoga Springs, N.Y, Sept. 11, 1937), No. 2 (1938), and No. 3 (1963); Fantasy for Viola and Orch. (1938); 3 violin concertos (1930,1965,1967); Fiesta (Indianapolis, Dec. 1, 1939); Symphonie concertante for String Quartet and Orch. (N.Y, April 25, 1940); Concerto for 2 Pianos and Orch. (Hempstead, N.Y, Jan. 10, 1941); Epithalamium for Piano and Strings (Philadelphia, Feb. 7, 1941); Concerto for Theremin and Orch. (N.Y, Feb. 26, 1945); Invocation to Isis (Indianapolis, Feb. 28, 1941); Concerto for Violin, Piano, and Orch. (1943); Ondes Martenot Concerto (1944); 3 Cyprus Serenades (Philadelphia, Dec. 13, 1946); Rhapsody for Cello and Strings (Saratoga Springs, Sept. 12, 1946); The Pyramids ofGiza, symphonic poem (1952); Toccata for Piano and Orch. (1960); Islands, symphonic suite (1961); Flute Concerto (1962); Cello Concerto (1963); Viola Concerto (1963); Le Cor anglais s’’amuse for English Horn and Strings (1969). CHAMBER: 5 string quartets (1940–67); 14 piano sonatas (1940–68); Overture for 5 Winds (N.Y, May 17, 1947); Horn Quintet (1959); Piano Quintet (1967); Piano Trio (1969); Clarinet Quintet; Violin Sonata; Viola Sonata; Cello Sonata. VOCAL: Choral pieces; songs.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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