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  1. Counterpoint, by Walter Piston, 1947-02
  2. Harmony: Fifth Edition by Walter Piston, 1987-03-17
  3. Orchestration by Walter Piston, 1955-03-17
  4. Harmony Third Edition by Walter Piston, 1969
  5. Walter Piston (Studies in musicology) by Howard Pollack, 1982
  6. Harvard Composers: Walter Piston and His Students, from Elliot Carter to Frederic Rzewski by Howard Pollack, 1992-09-01
  7. Principles of Harmonic Analysis by Walter Piston, 1983-01-01
  8. Three Pieces for Flute, Clarinet, and Bassoon (1926) (Miniature score) by Walter Piston, 1963-01-01
  9. Harvard Composers: Walter Piston and His Students, from Elliott Carter to Frederic Rzewski.: An article from: Notes by Bill F. Faucett, 1994-03-01
  10. Harmony by Walter Piston,
  12. Eastman-Rochester Symphony Orchestra, Walter Piston Symphony No.3 - Vinyl LP by Eastman-Rochester Symphony Orchestra, 1955
  13. Walter Piston by No Author Listed, 1964-01-01

1. Walter Piston - Biography
Biography, key works, selected discography, links.Category Arts Music Composers P Piston, Walter Hamor, Jr.......Home Composers Walter piston walter Piston. updated 4 May 1999.Walter Piston Photo Associated Music Publishers, Inc. Born
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Born 20 January 1894 in Rockland, Maine, Walter Piston was recognized in his lifetime as the ultimate musical craftsman, producing a body of orchestral and chamber work distinguished by its quintessential neo-classic qualities of clarity and proportion. Also a noted educator, Piston taught at Harvard from 1926 to 1960 and wrote three significant music textbooks: Harmony Counterpoint (1947), and Orchestration (1955). Among Piston's many noted students were Elliott Carter , Leonard Bernstein, and Arthur Berger. Following graduation from Harvard in 1924, Piston traveled to Paris for studies with Nadia Boulanger and Paul Dukas. There he became enamored of French neo-classicism and the later works of Faure and Roussel. A musical climate celebrating a revival of Bach and the discovery of jazz infiltrated his work. Returning to the United States, Piston developed a sophisticated and witty compositional style, capturing with precise accuracy the many cultural and philosophic trappings of his native New England. His Symphonies Nos. 3

2. Walter Piston
Classical Composers Database entry with musical heritage, instruction, and influences, related composers, teachers, and students. Also biographical details including his general relationship with other American composers.

3. PBS - Leroy Anderson - Walter Piston
PBS article includes biography, quotes from Leroy Anderson and Leonard Bernstein, compliments on his Category Arts Music Composers P Piston, Walter Hamor, Jr.......Walter Piston, Harvard Professor. Leroy Anderson recounted in a 1953interview for the Boston Sunday Post how Piston taught him to
Walter Piston, Harvard Professor Leroy Anderson recounted in a 1953 interview for the Boston Sunday Post how Piston taught him to be objective:
"The general tendency of a composer is to fall in love with what he does. Piston always advised us to listen to our compositions as though someone else had written them. My biggest disappointment came the day he handed me back one of my pieces with the comment that it sounded like improvisation. I was crushed...But he was right. Every church organist improvises and that was my trouble. I had been playing the organ at the East Congregational Church in Milton for $10 a Sunday and sure enough, I had fallen into the habit of improvising to fill the gaps that always occurred. Piston's advice was good and I've never forgotten it."
Walter Piston, composer and educator, taught at Harvard for 34 years, from 1926 to 1960. During this time scores of eminent composers and musicologists studied with him, most notably Leonard Bernstein, Eliot Carter and Leroy Anderson.
Bernstein said of Piston "Everything he taught me has stuck - especially the example of his highly refined ear, and his non-pedantic approach to such academic subjects as fugue...I love his own music (and still do) although I cannot say that I was particularly influenced by it stylistically (as I was by Copland) - except in the matter of the highest standards of craftsmanship and clarity of sonic intention".

4. Classical Net - Basic Repertoire List - Piston
Biography, select works.Category Arts Music Composers P Piston, Walter Hamor, Jr.......Walter Piston. (1894 1976). Walter Piston, the grandson of an Italian seaman(the original family name was Pistone), was born in Maine in 1894.
Walter Piston
Walter Piston, the grandson of an Italian seaman (the original family name was Pistone), was born in Maine in 1894. The family settled in Boston in 1904, and Walter was educated there at the Mechanic Arts High School. He worked as a draftsman for the Boston Elevated Railway, eventually entering the Massachusetts Normal School of Art; meanwhile he had learned enough piano and violin to play pickup engagements. In 1916 he enlisted and spent three years in the Navy, assigned to play the saxophone in a Navy band. He entered Harvard in 1920 as a full-time music student, and was graduated summa cum laude in 1924. As the winner of the John Knowles Paine Fellowship, Piston traveled to Paris for a few lessons with Paul Dukas and, primarily, two years of study with the legendary Nadia Boulanger. Piston returned to America in 1926 and was appointed to the faculty of Harvard, where he remained until 1960, composing, teaching, and writing. He was an excellent teacher; his students included such American luminaries as Elliott Carter, Irving Fine, Harold Shapero, and Leonard Bernstein. Among his numerous honors, awards, and commissions were a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1934, two Pulitzer prizes for his third (1948) and seventh (1960 ) symphonies, and in 1951 he became the first recipient of the Walter W. Naumberg Chair of Music. He attained full professorship in 1944, and was named professor emeritus in 1960. Piston's music is beautifully crafted and technically assured, qualities which, combined with his reputation as a pedagogue, have occasionally given the mistaken impression (as is also true of Hindemith) that he is little more than a conservative, dry, academic composer. As Gerard Schwarz says of him

5. Walter Piston
Music overview, life, and links from the Classical Composers Database.

6. Piston,Walter
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Written Duration Comments Commissioned by Mario di Bonaventura. A harsh, atonal work that is of limited appeal. Requires an advanced performer. Publisher Associated
Inst. Clarinet in Bb, Orchestra Grade Comments Reduction for clarinet and Piano by the composer. Publisher Unknown
Inst. Clarinet in Bb, Orchestra Grade Comments Quintet for Wind Instruments
Written Duration Comments Publisher Associated
Inst. Flute, Oboe, Clarinet in Bb, Bassoon, Horn Grade Comments Three pieces
Written Duration Comments Publisher Associated
New Music Edition
Inst. Flute, Clarinet in Bb, Bassoon Grade Comments Prepared on Thu Sep 5 21:13:16 2002

7. Walter Piston
Classical Music Hall of Fame homage with life story, analysis, influences, and a Real Audio RAM sound clip of Con No.1 for Vn and Orch (1939) III. Allegro con spirito.

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9. Sound Judgment - Walter Piston
Walter Piston Chamber Music. Various players (Naxos). Walter Piston(18941976) had a profound impact on American music in his
Walter Piston
"Chamber Music." Various players
Walter Piston (1894-1976) had a profound impact on American music in his long tenure at Harvard and through influential texts he authored on harmony and counterpoint. But his muscular music neo-classic in form and full of wily harmony, melodic breadth and buoyant rhythms should be heard more often. His orchestral music gets more attention than his chamber music, so this survey is particularly welcome, even if some scores reveal more perspiration than inspiration. The music includes a neo-Brahmsian Piano Quintet (1949), a cleverly scored Quintet for Flute and String Quartet (1942), and, from 1964, a glassy Piano Quartet and a String Sextet of great density. By Mark Stryker Free Press music critic BACK INDEX NEXT

10. EConcertBand - Walter Piston
Walter Piston. Scores. Tunbridge Fair. Books. Harvard Composers Walter Piston andHis Students, from Elliott Carter to Frederic Rzewski by Howard Pollack. Links.
Walter Piston
Overview Recordings Scores Books ... Links Born: January 20, 1894, Rockland, Maine, USA
Died: November 12, 1976, Belmont, Massachusetts, USA Tunbridge Fair , like Peter Mennin's Canzona , is a 5-minute classic that packs a lot of music into its short duration. The Concerto for String Quartet was his last completed piece and is a noteworthy contribution to the wind ensemble literature.
Works Performers Reviews Stores Tunbridge Fair Cincinnati Wind Symphony
Eugene Corporon North Tower
Concerto for String Quartet, Winds and Percussion Emerson String Quartet
Juilliard Orchestra
Sixten Ehrling Johnson Tower
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11. Walter Piston
Walter Piston b.1894, Rockland, Maine, USA d.1976, Belmont, Mass, USA Studied firstas an art draughtsman, then music at Harvard University and with Nadia
Walter Piston b.1894, Rockland, Maine, USA d.1976, Belmont, Mass, USA
Studied first as an art draughtsman, then music at Harvard University and with Nadia Boulanger and Paul Dukas in Paris • On return to USA in 1926, forged friendship with Koussevitzky and started association with Boston Symphony Orchestra who premiered 11 of his works • His early music is predominantly neo-classical, showing the Parisian influence of Stravinsky Symphony No.3 was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1948 • Also revered as a scholar and teacher, he taught at Harvard between 1926 and 1960 • His pupils included Carter Bernstein and Fine • Influential text books included Harmony Counterpoint (1947) and Orchestration
Works include:
Violin Concerto No.1
(1941) for chamber orchestra
Symphony No.3
(1948) for orchestra
"A consummate craftsman.. his writing is everywhere graced by a consistently superior brand of refinement, transparency and unerring good taste." — Gramophone

12. Move Records - Composer - Walter Piston
Walter Piston Composer, Rush, The Adventures of Sebastian the Fox andOther Goodies composed by George Dreyfus An enjoyable collection
Catalogue Search Australian Baroque Choral Christmas Classical Cross cultural Early Music Folk Jazz Keyboard Orchestra Organ Sampler Vocal Australia's longest-running classical music label Home About Advanced Search Samplers ... Contact Walter Piston Composer Rush, The Adventures of Sebastian the Fox and Other Goodies composed by George Dreyfus
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13. ABC Walter Piston
Walter Piston. 18941976. Walter Piston studeerde eerst schilderenen tekenen. Na zijn militaire dienst die hem in nauw kontakt
Walter Piston
Tunbridge Fair
intermezzo for Symphonic Band
Tunbridge Fair (1951) is geschreven in opdracht van de Leage of Composers en heeft als ondertitel intermezzo for band . Het is een contrapuntisch opgezet stuk. Verder worden op vrije wijze ouderwetse jazz-ritmes gebruikt; anderzijds treden de verschillende instrumentele groepen is meer strakke vormen op. Tunbridge Fair is een vrolijk en uitgelaten stuk, met een vleugje subtiele humor: een evocatie van een kermis aan de Tunbridge.
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15. M.L.A. Obituary Index--Piston, Walter
walter piston composed music which adhered mostly to the traditional "classical" models symphony, concerto, string
Piston, Walter
Composer, and teacher, died 12 Nov 1976, in Belmont, Mass
Obituary Citations
, Jan./Feb. 1977, p59 Musical Times , Jan. 1977, p64 New York Times , Nov. 13
Dictionary Citations
AlgemenaMuziek-Encyclopedie Biographical Dictionary of Musicians (1984 and after, 7th edition unless otherwise specified) Grove, George Sir. Dictionary of Music and Musicians Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart Musik-Lexikon Enciclopedia della Musica (1972) Thompson, Oscar. International Cyclopedia of Music and Musicians (1964)
Information from 1977 M.L.A. Obituary Index

16. Walter Piston : Biographie - Médiathèque De L'Ircam © 2003
walter piston biographie du compositeur, catalogue des oeuvres, disques, sites internet Biographie. walter piston. Se déplacer. Biographie. Sites Internet
Walter Piston: biographie du compositeur, catalogue des oeuvres, disques, sites internet.

17. Composer
Brief biographical sketch, family background, musical education, musical and other highlights, major awards and honors, noted compositions and books, and Naxos discography., Walter

18. WQXR: Classical Music Scene
Grove Concise Dictionary of Music entry at WQXR radio includes basic biography, notable works, and his academic abilities.

19. Walter Piston, Practical Theorist
Mark DeVoto fondly remembers the composer on the 100th anniversary of his birth. Focus is on his clarity of thought as musician, composer, and writer.
Walter Piston, Practical Theorist
Mark DeVoto, Tufts University
Invited colloquium, Harvard University, 1994. 12 pages + 4 pp. handout. Complete text available from the author. It hardly seems possible that Walter Piston would be a century old this year. Or even that it was eighteen years ago that he died. It doesn't even seem thirty-four years ago that he retired from Harvard, so vivid is the memory of the man himself to many of us. But perhaps even more vivid than our personal memories of Walter Piston, which include his total dedication to his art, his quiet wit, his charm, modesty, generosity, and reserve, even more vivid than these is the legacy of his teaching, which so many of us knew so well and continue to know so well today because of the enduring value of his writings. Many others have written about his compositions, which after a period of eclipse that was perhaps inevitable, even in Boston, are beginning to emerge again with the vigorous attention that they deserve. But it's the Piston of his four books that I particularly want to speak about today, in part because of our work together on Harmony, but also because I so much admire his economical, precise prose style. I suppose that everyone knows that Piston got a certificate in draftsmanship from the Massachusetts College of Art even before entering Harvard to study music, and that his calligraphic scores were the basis of facsimile editions of many of his works. But I'm willing to hazard the suggestion that Piston might well have been able to make a decent living as a writer even if he had never become a musician.

20. Walter Piston - Selected Discography
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Walter Piston - Selected Discography
updated 7 May 1999
Concerto for Flute and Orchestra
  • Koch International Classics 3-7142-2
    Doriot Anthony Dwyer/London Symphony Orchestra/James Sedares
The Incredible Flutist Ballet
  • RCA (Red Seal) 60798-2-RC
    St. Louis Symphony Orchestra/Leonard Slatkin
  • Delos DE-3074
    New York Chamber Symphony/Gerard Schwarz
String Quartet No. 5
  • Northeastern (Classical Arts) NR 9002-CD
    Portland String Quartet
Symphony No. 2
  • Delos DE-3074
    Seattle Symphony Orchestra/Gerard Schwarz
Symphony No. 6
  • Delos DE-3074
    Seattle Symphony Orchestra/Gerard Schwarz
Symphony No. 7
  • Albany AR-011
    Louisville Orchestra/Jorge Mester
Three New England Sketches
  • Delos DE 3106
    Seattle Symphony Orchestra/Gerard Schwarz
  • RCA 60798-2-RC
    St. Louis Symphony Orchestra/Leonard Slatkin
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