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Blitzstein Explained

Blitzstein at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

U.S. composer. Born in Philadelphia, he studied at the Curtis Institute, then with N. Boulanger in Paris and A. Schoenberg in Berlin. His best-known works were for the theater: The Cradle Will Rock (1937), the circumstances of whose production by O. Welles and J. Houseman became legendary; the opera Regina (1949); and his English adaptation of The Threepenny Opera (1952), a Broadway hit. He was working on a Metropolitan Opera commission for an opera about the Sacco-Vanzetti case when he was murdered in Martinique.

Blitzstein at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : United States pianist and composer of operas and musical
plays (1905-1964) [syn: {Marc Blitzstein}]