Griffes, Charles T(omlinson)

born Sept. 17, 1884, Elmira, N.Y., U.S.
died April 8, 1920, New York City

U.S. composer.

He studied music in Berlin with Engelbert Humperdinck and others, then returned and taught at a boys' school in Tarrytown, N.Y., for the rest of his short life. His early works reflect German Romanticism, but his mature style combined Impressionism and orientalism. His principal works are for piano, though some were later orchestrated: The Pleasure-Dome of Kubla Khan (1912), a piano sonata (с 1912), and Roman Sketches (including "The White Peacock") (1915).

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