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David Peter Hamilton

David Peter Hamilton, American writer. Recipient Deems Taylor award American Society of Composers, 1975; Woodrow Wilson National fellow, 1956-1957. Member American Musicol. Society (member editorial board journal. 1987-1989), Music Library Association, Music Critics Association, Century Association, Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

  • Hamilton, David Peter was born on January 18, 1935 in New York City. Son of Frank and Elizabeth (Small) Hamilton.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Princeton University, 1956. Master of Fine Arts, Princeton University, 1960. Master of Arts, Harvard University, 1960.

    Career

    • Music librarian Princeton University, 1960-1965. Assistant music editor W.W. Norton & Company, Incorporated, New York York City, 1965-1966, music editor, 1967-1974. Music critic The Nation, 1968-1993.

      Guest music critic New Yorker magazine, 1974. Member faculty Aspen Music School, summer 1973, Juilliard School, 1980-1981, Manhattan School Music, 1989-1992, Juilliard School, since 1994. Member advisory council department music Princeton University, 1970-1978.

      Director american Music Center, 1970-1978. Board directors, member editorial committee New World Records.

    Works

    • Author: Listener's Guide to Great Instrumentalists, 1981, The Metropolitan Opera Encyclopedia, 1987. Contributing editor High Fidelity, 1970-1983, Opera Quarterly, since 1983, Opus, 1984-1988. Co-producer Metropolitan Opera History Broadcast Recordings, since 1981.

    Membership

    Member American Musicol. Society (member editorial board journal. 1987-1989), Music Library Association, Music Critics Association, Century Association, Phi Beta Kappa.
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    Born January 18, 1935
    • 1956
      Princeton University
    • 1960
      Princeton University
    • 1960
      Harvard University
    • 1960 - 1965
      Music librarian Princeton University
    • 1965 - 1966
      assistant, music editor W.W. Norton & Company
    • 1967 - 1974
      assistant, music editor W.W. Norton & Company
    • 1968 - 1993
      music critic The Nation