A pupil of Arnold Franchetti and subsequently, at Yale, of Jacob Druckman, Toru Takemitsu, Earle Brown and Yehudi Wyner, the American composer Robert Beaser went on to study with Petrassi in Rome. In 1993 he joined the composition staff at New York’s Juilliard School. Beaser’s musical language is tonal, Romantic and allusive, expressed in a wide variety of works.
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