Carl Bricken

Carl Bricken

Fellow: Awarded 1930
Field of Study: Music Composition

Competition: US & Canada

David Mannes School

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1929–30:

Bricken, Carl Ernest:  Appointed for creative work in musical composition, abroad; tenure, twelve months from September 10, 1930.

Born December 28, 1898, at Shelbyville, Kentucky. Education: Yale University, B.A., 1922; studied piano with Berthe Bert at Mannes School of Music and Alfred Cortot in Paris; studied counterpoint and composition with Rosario Scalero. Pulitzer Prize in Music, 1929.

Instructor in Theory and Harmony, 1928–29, Institute of Musical Art, New York City.

Principal Compositions: Variations for Two Pianos on an Old English Theme, performed by Frank Sheridan and the composer, New York City, 1927; String Quartet in C minor, performed by Wolfe Wolfinssohn and a quartet, New York City, 1928, and by Buxbaum String Quartet, Vienna, January, 1930; Songs for Children, 1928.

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