Charles Tomlinson of grasp

Charles Tomlinson of grasp (* 17. September 1884 in Elmira, Federal State New York; † 8. April 1920 in New York town center) was US - an American composer.


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] lives after early piano and organ instruction in its hometown to Berlin, in order to study with Engelbert Humperdinck composition. to 1907 returned to the USA, he received a training order to the Hackley School in Tarrytown, New York (Federal State), a position, which he held some years.

He deceased at the age of 35 years at influenza, possibly the notorious Spanish flu; its grave is in the Bloomfield Cemetery, Essex County, to new jersey.


of grasp is a most well-known American representative of the musical Impressionismus. It was fascinated from the exotic and mysterious sounds of the French Impressionisten, and during its European stay strongly by it was affected. It studied also the works of contemporary Russian composers, for example from Alexander Skrjabin, whose influence is likewise recognizable in its work, for example by the use of synthetic scales and/or. Complete scales.

Its most well-known works are White Peacock for piano (1917), the Klaviersonate in F (1918), the clay packing The Pleasure of cathedrals OF Kubla Khan after a fragment of Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1919) and the Poem for flute and orchestra (1919). It wrote beyond that numerous pieces by program for piano, chamber ensemble and singing. The quantity and quality of its music impress in view of its short life and the simultaneous training obligations, and some of its works are still played.


  • The Concise edition OF Baker's Biographical Dictionary OF Musicians, 8th OD. Revised by Nicolas Slonimsky. New York, Schirmer Books, 1993. ISBN 002872416X

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