Born in Berlin in 1922, Lucas Foss came to the United States in 1937 to study at the Curtis Institute of Music from which he graduated with honors at age 18. He has composed works in many different styles from avant-garde to neiclassical. As a conductor he has served as Music Director of the Brooklyn Philharmonic, the Buffalo Philharmonic and the Milwaukee Symphony as well as being guest conductor for many of the world's major orchestras.
Song cycles and individual song based on lyrics from Wallace Stevens, W. H. Auden, A. E. Housman, Franz Kafka, Friedrich Nietzsche, and William Shakespeare. Includes lyrics not under copyright.
His operas from U.S.Opera.
Key works, timeline, recommended recordings, quotes, historical and societal context, photograph, and resources from Humanities Web.
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