Abram Chasins (Composer)
Born: 17th August 1903, New York, United States
Died: 21st June 1987, New York, United States
Abram Chasins was an American composer, pianist, piano teacher, lecturer, musicologist, music broadcaster, radio executive and author.
Born in Manhattan, New York, he attended the Ethical Culture schools and undertook additional studies through the Columbia University Extension School. He studied piano with Ernest Hutcheson and composition with Rubin Goldmark at the Juilliard School of Music before proceeding to the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia where he undertook further piano studies with Józef Hofmann. In 1931 he studied music analysis with Sir Donald Tovey in London.
Chasins' career as a pianist lasted from 1927 until 1947.
All Works: Chasins
- Carmen Fantasy on themes by Georges Bizet (1)
- Concert Paraphrase on 'Artists’ Life' (1)
- Fledermaus Fantasy on themes by Johann Strauss (1)
- Flirtation in a Chinese Garden, Op. 5 (1)
- Pieces (3), Op. 6: No. 3 Etude in C sharp minor (1)
- Prelude No. 1 (from Preludes, Book 3, Op. 12) (1)
- Rush Hour in Hong Kong, Op. 6 (4)
- Three Chinese Pieces (6)
- Tricky Trumpet (No. 6 from Piano Playtime) (2)
- Waltz of the Rainbow (No. 1 from Piano Playtime) (2)