Paul Schoenfield

Born 1947
Paul Schoenfield
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1947
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Paul Schoenfield

Paul Schoenfield Biography (Wikipedia)

Paul Schoenfeld (born 1947) is a classical composer. He is known for combining popular, folk, and classical music forms.

Schoenfeld was born in 1947 in Detroit, Michigan. He began to take piano lessons at the age of six, and wrote his first composition a year later. Among his teachers were Julius Chajes, Ozan Marsh and Rudolf Serkin. He holds a B.A. degree from Carnegie-Mellon University and a Doctor of Music Arts degree from the University of Arizona.

Schoenfeld was formerly an active concert pianist, as a soloist and with groups including Music from Marlboro. With violinist Sergiu Luca he recorded the complete violin and piano works of Béla Bartók. He gave the premiere of his piano concerto Four Parables with the Toledo Symphony in 1983. Jeffrey Kahane recorded the work in 1994 with John Nelson and the New World Symphony. Also on the Argo CD are Vaudeville, Schoenfeld's concerto for piccolo trumpet, played by Wolfgang Basch, and Klezmer Rondos, concerto for flute, baritone and orchestra, performed by flutist Carol Wincenc. Critic Raymond Tuttle called the CD: "Some of the most life-affirming new music I've heard in a long time", while he characterized Four Parables as "wild silliness in the face of existential dread."

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Four Souvenirs
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Four Souvenirs
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Achat Sha'alti
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Achat Sha'alti
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Four Parables for Piano and Orchestra (fourth movement 'Dog Heaven')
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Four Parables for Piano and Orchestra (fourth movement 'Dog Heaven')
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4 Parables: Dog Heaven
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4 Parables: Dog Heaven
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Fughetta from Peccadilloes
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Fughetta from Peccadilloes
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Peccadilloes: Fughetta
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