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David Burge Papers

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Creator: Burge, David, 1930-2013
Title: David Burge Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1947-2011
Abstract: Burge was born in Evanston, Illinois and studied at the Eastman School of Music and the Cherubini Conservatory, Florence as a Fulbright scholar. He served on the faculty at the University of Colorado in Boulder during the 1960s and 1970s, founded and directed the Colorado Festival of Contemporary Music, and was Musical Director and Conductor of the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra. Later, Burge chaired the Piano Department at the Eastman School of Music. Over his career, he gave more than 1,000 concerts in the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, composed more than 100 works, authored the book Twentieth-Century Piano Music (Shirmer Books, 1990), wrote prize-winning columns for Keyboard Magazine, Clavier and The Piano Quarterly, and published the novel Vanishing Spring (1999). The David Burge Papers contain sheet music, scores, scripts, scrapbooks, photographs, media, and objects which document David Burge's personal and professional life.
Quantity: 19 Linear Feet
Call Phrase: MSS.395