Paul Nordoff

Fellow: Awarded 1933

Field of Study: Music Composition

Fellow: Awarded 1935

Field of Study: Music Composition

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 06-04-1909

Died: 01-18-1977

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1933–34:

NORDOFF, PAUL: Appointed for creative work in musical composition, abroad; tenure, twelve months from November 1, 1933.

Born June 4, 1909, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Education: studied with D. Hendrik Ezermann, H. Lang, Olga Samaroff and Rubin Goldmark.

Principal Compositions: Prelude and Variations, performed by the composer in New York, 1930, at the Modern Arts Festival in St. Louis, 1931, and by Katherine Lippincott in Philadelphia, 1933; Song for Voice and Piano, performed by Eva Gauthier in New York, 1932; Fantasia, performed by the composer in New York and St. Louis, 1932; Sonata, performed by Sadah Schuchari in New York, 1932; New York Sonata, performed at the Society for Contemporary Music in Philadelphia, 1932; Prelude and Three Fugues, performed by Judith Sidorsky and the composer in Philadelphia, and at the League of Composers Concert in New York, 1933; String Quartet, performed at the Juilliard School, New York, 1933; Concerto for Piano and String Orchestra, performed by the composer and the Juilliard Orchestra, 1933.

Photograph credit: Mortimer Offner, New York