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Deems Taylor
December 14, 1959
Deems Taylor was born in New York in 1885, played the piano in hotel dining rooms while studying architecture at New York University, started composing with a college operetta, The Isle of Skidoo. Famous as the erudite music critic of the New York World, he made musical history as the first successful American composer of opera (The King's Henchman in 1927 and Peter Ibbetson in 1931) and made musical history also as a pioneer radio commentator at symphonic broadcasts.
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December 14, 1959

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Deems Taylor was born in New York in 1885, played the piano in hotel dining rooms while studying architecture at New York University, started composing with a college operetta, The Isle of Skidoo. Famous as the erudite music critic of the New York World, he made musical history as the first successful American composer of opera (The King's Henchman in 1927 and Peter Ibbetson in 1931) and made musical history also as a pioneer radio commentator at symphonic broadcasts.

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