Cumming, Richard

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Name
Cumming, Richard Gender: M
Richard Jackson Cumming
born on 9 June 1928 at 02:15 (= 02:15 AM )
Place Shanghai, China, 31n1320, 121e2729
Timezone AWST h8e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 17°40' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 17°12 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 01°42'



Biography

American composer, conductor, pianist and music teacher, who specialized in music for the radio, television, film and stage. From 1966 to 1986 he was the musical director and composer-in-residence at the Trinity Repertory Company Theatre in Providence, Rhode Island.

His works include "Sonata" (for piano, 1951), "24 Preludes" (for piano, 1968), the screenplay for The House of Mirth (1981 film), a stage adaption of Charles Dickens' novel A Christmas Carol (1996 play, with Adrian Hall).

He was taught by Roger Sessions, Ernest Bloch and Arnold Schoenberg (for composition); and Lili Krause and Rudolf Firkusny (for piano).

He died on 25 November 2009, aged 81.

Relationships

  • (has as) teacher relationship with Bloch, Ernest (born 24 July 1880)

Events

  • Family : Change residence 1941 (Moved to USA)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided U.S. Consular Report of Birth.

Categories

  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (American born in China)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 81)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Conductor
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Pianist)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Music teacher
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director (Musical)