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Klaus George Roy

Klaus George Roy was born in Vienna in 1924 and has lived in the United States since 1940. A graduate of The Cambridge School of Weston(1941), Boston University (1947) and Harvard University (1949), he studied musicology with Karl Geiringer and composition with Walter Piston. Between 1944 and 1946 he served as an information-education officer in the U.S. Army. From 1948 to 1957 he was librarian and instructor at the Boston University School of Fine and Applied Arts, and between 1950 and 1957 was active as a regular contributing music critic to the Christian Science Monitor. He has annotated over 150 recordings, and writen widely for national magazines. Since 1958, he has served as Director of Publications and Program Book Editor of The Cleveland Orchestra. He is the intermission host for the Orchestra's local and nationally syndicated broadcasts originating from WCLV, Cleveland. He has continued to teach and lecture in numerous series and at various schools, including Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Institute of Art. Mr. Roy has written music in virtually all media, performed by leading artists and ensembles in the U.S. and abroad (England, Holland, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Brazil, etc.). His catalogue includes an opera (TV, Boston 1957, staged and conducted by Sarah Caldwell), incidental music for Shakespeare plays (Cleveland 1973 and 1975), choral, chamber, organ and piano music, and 25 songs. He is currently (1975) at work on his Op. 100, a bicentennial commission for youth choir. Fifteen of his compositions are published. In 1965 he was awarded The Cleveland Arts Prize for his creative contribution. A board member or trustee of numerous artistic institutions, he is regarded as a "cultural activist", and also writes occasionally on politics and other social issues

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Piano Music for the Young, Book 2, 1973
Instrumentation: Solo Piano

Serenade for 'Cello Solo (1966), edited by Lynn Harrel
Instrumentation: 'Cello

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