Diamond, David

Diamond, David, 1915–2005, American composer, b. Rochester, N.Y. Diamond was trained at the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Eastman School he also studied with Roger Sessions in New York and Nadia Boulanger in Paris. He composed in a variety of styles, beginning with neoclassical works in the 1930s and later developed an intensely lyrical neoromanticism. Diamond wrote much chamber music, including 10 string quartets many preludes and fugues songs and other vocal pieces 11 symphonies ballets and film scores music for Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, and Timon of Athens and Rounds (1944), for strings, his best-known work.

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