Warren, Elinor Remick

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Warren, Elinor Remick

Warren, Elinor Remick, American pianist and composer; b. Los Angeles, Feb. 23, 1900; d. there, April 27, 1991. She studied piano as a small child with Kathryn Cocke, taking up composition studies at 14; her first works were publ. while she was still in high school. After attending Mills Coll. in Oakland, Calif., she studied with Olga Steeb, Paolo Gallico, Frank La Forge, and Clarence Dickinson in N.Y.; much later, she received training from Boulanger in Paris (1959). She was mainly active as a piano accompanist to such singers as Bori and Tibbett.


orch: The Fountain (1942); Suite (1955; rev. 1958); The Crystal Lake (1958); Along the Western Shore: Dark Hills, Nocturne, Sea Rhapsody (1963); Intermezzo (1970); Sym. in 1 Movement (1971). CHAMBER: Woodwind Quintet; various piano pieces. VOCAL: Sacred and secular choral pieces; numerous songs.


V. Bortin, E.R. W.: Her Life and her Music (Metuchen, N.J., 1987); idem, E.R. W.: A Bio-Bibliography (Westport, Conn., 1993).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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