America Martin

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Born in Kansas City, Missouri in 1896, Virgil displayed an extraordinary intelligence. After graduating from Harvard he studied in Paris on fellowship. He lived in Paris from 1925-1940. During this time he forged relationships with such prominent cultural figures as James Joyce, Ernest Hemingway, E.E. Cummings, Aaron Copland and Ezra Pound. His most important friend from this period was Gertrude Stein, who was an artistic collaborator and mentor to him.An American composer and critic. He was instrumental in the development of the “American Sound” in classical music. He has been described as a modernist, a neoclassicist, a composer of “an Olympian blend of humanity and detachment” whose “expressive voice was always carefully muted,” until his late opera Lord Byron which, in contrast to all his previous work, exhibited an emotional content that rises to “moments of real passion”. Check him out he’s cool!

Born in Kansas City, Missouri in 1896, Virgil displayed an extraordinary intelligence. After graduating from Harvard he studied in Paris on fellowship. He lived in Paris from 1925-1940. During this time he forged relationships with such prominent cultural figures as James Joyce, Ernest Hemingway, E.E. Cummings, Aaron Copland and Ezra Pound. His most important friend from this period was Gertrude Stein, who was an artistic collaborator and mentor to him.

An American composer and critic. He was instrumental in the development of the “American Sound” in classical music. He has been described as a modernist, a neoclassicist, a composer of “an Olympian blend of humanity and detachment” whose “expressive voice was always carefully muted,” until his late opera Lord Byron which, in contrast to all his previous work, exhibited an emotional content that rises to “moments of real passion”. Check him out he’s cool!