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Goddard Lieberson

Goddard Lieberson, composer, critic, business executive. Recipient 7 Grammy awards National Academy Recording Arts and Sciences. Member Civil War Round Table, Record Industry Association American (past president, chairman, recipient 7 gold record awards), Country Music Association (Vice-President).

Background

  • Lieberson, Goddard was born on April 5, 1911 in Hanley, Staffordshire, England. Son of Davis and Rachel (Lewis) Lieberson.

  • Education

    • Student of University Washington, Eastman School Music. Honorary doctorate, Temple University, 1957, Cleveland Institute Music, 1965, Lincoln College, Illinois. Doctor of Hebrew Literature, U. Rochester.

    Career

    • Came to the United States, 1915, naturalized, 1936. Teacher music Harley Country Day School. Music critic Rochester (New York) Journal-American.

      Lecturer colls. in New York. Radio critic Modern Music. Founder and officer American Composer’s Alliance.

      Associate editor International Cyclopedia of Music and Musicians, 1955-1966. President Columbia Records, 1956-1966. Columbia Broadcasting System Records Group, 1973-1977, Columbia Broadcasting System Group, 1966-1971, senior vice president, 1971-1977, director Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc., 1956-1977.

      Program annotator New York Philharmonic Broadcast, 1943, Philadelphia Orchestra Broadcasts, 1954. Chairman board overseers Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, University of Pennsylvania Advisory Council Performing Arts. Member Yale Council Committee on Music.

      Board directors Metropolitan Opera Association. Member planning section Music Advisory Panel, National Endowment for Arts.

    Works

    • Author: (novel) Three for Bedroom C. Columbia Book of Musical Masterworks. (book and record sets) the Confederacy, 1953.

      The Union, 1956
    • the Revolution, 1960. The Mormon Pioneers, 1965. Mexico, 1964
    • the Badmen, 1963.

      John Fitzgerald Kennedy-As We Remember Him, 1965. The Irish Uprising, 1916-1922, 1966. Medicine, Mind and Music, 1972.

      Composer: String Quartet and Piano Pieces for Advanced Children or Retarded Adults. Homage to Handel. Contributor articles to New York Times Magazine, Reporter, Saturday Review, Gramophone.

    Membership

    Member Civil War Round Table, Record Industry Association American (past president, chairman, recipient 7 gold record awards), Country Music Association (Vice-President).

    Connections

    • Married Vera Zorina; children: Peter, Jonathan Sears.
    • father: Davis Lieberson
    • mother: Rachel (Lewis) Lieberson
    • spouse: Vera Zorina
    • children: Peter Lieberson
    • Jonathan Sears Lieberson
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    Born April 5, 1911
    Died March 29, 1977
    (aged 65)
    Nationality

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