Kleinsinger, George

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Kleinsinger, George

Kleinsinger, George, American composer; b. San Bernardino, Calif., Feb. 13, 1914; d. N.Y., July 28, 1982. He studied with Bauer, Haubiel, and James at N.Y.U. (B.A., 1937) and with Jacobi and Wagenaar at the Juilliard Graduate School in N.Y. (1938–0). In 1942 he composed the first of a series of popular melodramas, Tubby the Tuba. Also notable was his chamber opera Shinbone Alley (N.Y., Dec. 6, 1954), which was based on Don Marquis7 popular comic strip Archy and Mehitabel


dramatic: Melodramas: Farewell to a Hero (1941); Tubby the Tuba (1942); Peewee the Piccolo (1945); Pan the Piper (1946); The Story of Celeste (1947); The Tree that Found Christmas (1955). Chamber Opera: Shinbone Alley (N.Y., Dec. 6, 1954). other: Film scores and television music.orch.: Sym. (1942); Cello Concerto (1946); Harmonica Concerto (1947); Violin Concerto (1953).chamber: String Quartet (1940); Clarinet Quintet (1949); Trio for Clarinet, Cello, and Piano (1955); piano pieces.vocal:I Hear America Singing, cantata (1940); Brooklyn Baseball Cantata (1942); songs.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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