Manning, Kathleen Lockhart

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Manning, Kathleen Lockhart

Manning, Kathleen Lockhart, American composer and singer; b. Hollywood, Oct. 24, 1890; d. Los Angeles, March 20, 1951. She was a student of Moszkowski in Paris (1908). She sang in France and England, including an engagement with the Hammerstein Opera Co. in London (1911–12), and later in the U.S. (1926), but she devoted herself principally to composition. Her output reflected her interest in oriental subjects à la the French impressionists.

Works

dramatic: Operetta in Mozartian Style (n.d.); Mr. Wu, opera (1925–26); For the Soul of Rafael, opera (n.d.). orch.: 4 symphonic poems; Piano Concerto.chamber: String Quartet; many piano pieces.songs:Water Lily (1923); Japanese Ghost Songs (1924); Sketches of Paris (1925); Sketches of London (1929); Chinese Impressions (1931); 5 Fragments (1931); Vignettes (1933); Sketches of N.Y.(1936).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire