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us: Phillips, Robert (Pianist)



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    • found: Kolb, B. Soundings [SR] c1990: container (Robert Phillips, pianist)
    • found: FirstSearch NewsAbs, 11-26-96 (Robert Phillips; d. Feb. 3, 1991, age 57; pianist)
    • found: New York Times WWW site via Proquest, September 27, 2013 (obituary, February 5, 1991: Robert Phillips; pianist and composer; died Sunday [February 3, 1991] at St. Vincent's Hospital, age 57; lived in Manhattan; was a partner in the piano duo Phillips and Renzolli, which was formed in 1964 and performed and recorded throughout the United States; Phillips was born in Tacoma, Washington; studied piano and composition at the University of Washington and the Manhattan School of Music; composed works for solo piano, piano duo, and for chamber and choral groups; was also organist and choir director at St. Charles Borromeo Roman Catholic Church in Brooklyn Heights and taught piano privately)
    • found: Long Island Star-Journal, Thursday, March 13, 1958, via Old Fulton NY postcards WWW site, September 27, 2013: page 26 (Astoria choir director due at Carnegie: "Robert Phillips, the organist and choir director at the Second Reforned Chuch of Astoria will accompany baritone Gerard Russak in his debut solo recital at Carnegie Hall tomorrow at 8:30 P.M. Phillips has composed six songs for Russak which are based on poems by Sir Walter Raleigh, Hart Crane, Kenneth Pitchford, W.B. Yeats, Emily Dickenson, and Herman Melville ... [Phillips] was trained and had his debut in Seattle, Wash. He appeared as a solo pianist and a soloist with orchestra throughout the Northwest before coming to New York to study at the Manhattan School of Music. The recital marks his debut as a composer")
    • found: U.S. Social Security Death Index via Ancestry.com, September 27, 2013 (born September 15, 1933; died February 3, 1991; last residence, New York, New York)
    • notfound: Brit. Mus., 1963, 1956-65 supp., 1966-70 supp.;New Grove dict. of Amer. music;WW in Amer. music, classical, 1st-2nd ed.;American keyboard artists, 1989;Baker's, 7th ed.;Lyle, W. A dict. of pianists;Int'l WW in music, 7th-12th ed.
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