Street, Tison

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Street, Tison

Street, Tison, American composer; b. Boston, May 20, 1943. He studied violin with Einer Hansen in Boston (1951-59) and composition with Kirchner and Del Tredici at Harvard Univ. (B.A., 1965; M.A., 1971). He was a composer-in-residence at the Marlboro Music Festival (1964, 1965, 1966, 1972) and a visiting lecturer at the Univ. of Calif., Berkeley (1971-72); taught at Harvard Univ. (1979-82). He was the recipient of an award from the National Inst. of the American Academy of Arts and Letters (1973), the Rome Prize Fellowship (1973), and grants from the NEA (1978) and the Guggenheim Foundation (1981).


orch: Adagio in E-flat for Oboe and Strings (1977); Montsalvat for Orch. (1980); Variations on a Ground for Organ and Orch. (1981). CHAMBER: String Trio (1963); Variations for Flute, Guitar, and Cello (1964); String Quartet (1972); String Quintet (1974; rev. 1976); Piano Phantasy (1975); 3 Pieces for consort of Viols and Harpsichord (1977); John Major’s Medley for Guitar (1977); Arias for Violin and Piano (1978). Piano: Romanza (1989). VOCAL: 6 Odds and Ends from “So Much Depends” for Voices and Diverse Instruments (1964-73).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire