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    Aitken, Hugh (7th September 1924-Present)

    He is a composer born in New York.  His father was a violinist and his grandmother a pianist.  He studied chemistry at New York University and then became a navigator in the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1943.  After the war he decided to pursue his interest in music and entered the Juilliard School where he studied composition.  He was hired there as a teacher in 1960 and in 1970 he was given the post of Chairman in the music department at the William Patterson College, where he would become a professor in 1973.  He has written the book The Piece As a Whole and his compositions include two operas, orchestral, chamber, dramatic and vocal works.


    Seattle Symphony Orchestra Recordings

    Rameau Remembered: Suite for Flute and Orchestra

    Artek 0004 (CD: Hugh Aitken: Aspen Concerto, Rameau Remembered, In Praise of Ockeghem)

    Conductor Gerard Schwarz

    Flute - Scott Goff



    1. CD Liner Notes Hugh Aitken: Aspen Concerto, Rameau Remembered, In Praise of Ockeghem
    2. http://www.answers.com/topic/hugh-aitken-classical-musician







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