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ROGER SESSIONS  

(1896 - 1985)

A pupil of Ernest Bloch in New York, Roger Sessions went on to spend time in Europe, where he met Berg, Stravinsky, Schoenberg and Milhaud. He established himself in America as a distinguished teacher, notably at Princeton where he spent a number of years, at Berkeley, and at the Juilliard School. He won the American Prix de Rome, among many other awards, and did much to develop new musical trends in America.

Orchestral Music

Sessions wrote nine symphonies, concertos for violin and for piano, and a Concerto for violin and cello. His music reflects the influence of Bloch and then of Stravinsky and Schoenberg.

Chamber Music

Chamber music by Sessions includes three string quartets, a String Quintet, Canons for string quartet, in memory of Stravinsky, a Violin Sonata and Six Pieces for cello.

Role: Classical Composer 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
SESSIONS: Divertimento for Orchestra First Edition
FECD-0012
Orchestral, Vocal
SESSIONS: String Quintet / String Quartet No. 1 / Canons (to the memory of Igor Stravinsky) Naxos
8.559261
Chamber Music, Instrumental, Chamber Music




 
 
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