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Quincy Porter

Full name: Quincy Porter
Gender: Male
Born: February 7, 1897 in New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Died: November 12, 1966 in Bethany, Connecticut, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Art Competitions


Celebrated American composer Quincy Porter studied at Yale University and later in Paris at the Schola Cantorum. He developed a unique music style and sound as a result of his studies in France with Andre Caplet and Vincent d'Indy, and in New York with Ernest Bloch. Porter's music had a singing quality, possessing genuine rhythmic verve and was always fresh, spontaneous, independent, intellectual, and at the same time emotionally vital. As a violist, Porter created an important, enduring and stimulating body of musical literature.

In addition to his symphony, Porter composed several orchestral works including\: Poem and Dance, written for the summer concerts by the Cleveland Orchestra; Dance in Three Time, commissioned by the St. Louis Little Symphony; Two Dances for Radio, commissioned by Columbian Broadcasting Company; and Music for Strings, written for Music Press. Porter was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1954 for his Concerto for Two Pianos.

In 1942, Porter was appointed Director of the New England Conservatory, a position which he held until 1946. In 1946, Porter was named to the faculty of Yale University, where he remained until his retirement in 1965.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 39 Berlin Art Competitions Mixed Music, Compositions For Orchestra United States USA AC

Mixed Music, Compositions For Orchestra

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1936 Summer 39 Berlin Art Competitions United States Final Standings AC Symphonic Ode
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