Persichetti, Vincent

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Persichetti, Vincent Gender: M
Vincent Ludwig Persichetti
born on 6 June 1915 at 21:57 (= 9:57 PM )
Place Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 39n57, 75w10
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 15°17' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 13°11 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 22°22'


American composer, teacher, and pianist. An important musical educator and writer, he was known for his integration of various new ideas in musical composition into his own work and teaching, as well as for training many noted composers in composition at the Juilliard School.

He wrote the noted music theory textbook, Twentieth Century Harmony: Creative Aspects and Practice. He and Flora Rheta Schreiber wrote a monograph on William Schuman.

Vincent Persichetti died on 14 August 1987 at age 72.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • (has as) student relationship with Glass, Philip (born 31 January 1937)


  • Relationship : Marriage 1941 (with Dorthea Flanagan)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from Vincent Persichetti: Grazioso, Grit, and Gold by Andrea Olmstead (Rowman & Littlefield, 2018), page 4, cites birth certificate.


  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (a daughter)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Pianist)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Music teacher
  • Vocation : Writers : Biographer
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Music theory)