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violinist , composer

Gaylord Yost, American violinist, composer. famous composers and pedagogical works. member Litteraire e Artistique Institute de France.

Background

Yost, Gaylord was born on January 28, 1888 in Fayette. Ohio. Son of Charles E. and Ada Virginia (Purcell) Yost.

Education

Student Toledo Conservatory of Music, 1903-1904, Detroit Conservatory of Music, 1905-1906, later in Berlin, Germany, with Issay Barmas. Self-taught in composition. Bachelor of Music, Detroit Cons. of Music, 1931.

Doctor of Music, Waynesburg College, 1936.

Career

Concert tours in Europe, Central America and United States, 1907-1911. Head of violin department Indiana College of Music and Fine Arts, Indianapolis, 1915-1921. Head of violin department Pittsburgh Musical Institute, 1921-1942.

Also appears frequently as soloist. President Pittsburgh Violin Teachers’ Guild. Composer: (violin and piano) Reverie.

Abendlied; Serenade; Novellette. American Rhapsody; Berceuse. Canzonetta; Humoresgne.

Danse Characterisque. La Coquette; From the South. Evening; Firefly; Farfalls.

Nostromo; Prelude; Song and Dance. Also transcriptions of famous composers and pedagogical works. (piano) Prelude Solonnelle, Improvisation.

Etude; Caprice Excentrique. Vistas; (songs) A Love Note. Love’s Count; My Heart Must Break.

(orchestra) Louisiana Suite. Many manuscript compositions. Honorary member Litteraire e Artistique Institute de France.

Founded the Yost String Quartet, 1925, and also an annual chamber music series of concerts in Pittsburgh. Conductor Federal Symphony Orchestra of Pittsburgh Made revolutionary discoveries regarding violin technic in 1932, incorporated in a book, The Yost System, author of Basic Principles of Violin Playing. String Quartet album of arrangements and three original compositions published in 1940.

Yost Violin Method in 3 vols., 1946-1947. Contrition; Arlette for Violin and piano, 1947. Bow and Finger Magic for Violin, 1948.

Joint recitals with Barre Hill, 1935-1936. Home and Studio: 1430 Barnesdale St., Pitts.

Achievements

  • Famous composers and pedagogical works.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Composer: (violin and piano) Reverie. Abendlied

    • Serenade

    • Novellette. American Rhapsody

    • Berceuse.

      Canzonetta

    • Humoresgne. Danse Characterisque. La Coquette

    • From the South.

      Evening

    • Firefly

    • Farfalls. Nostromo

    • Prelude

    • Song and Dance. Also transcriptions of famous composers and pedagogical works.

      (piano) Prelude Solonnelle, Improvisation. Etude

    • Caprice Excentrique. Vistas

    • (songs) A Love Note.

      Love’s Count

    • My Heart Must Break. (orchestra) Louisiana Suite. Many manuscript compositions.

      Honorary member Litteraire e Artistique Institute de France. Founded the Yost String Quartet, 1925, and also an annual chamber music series of concerts in Pittsburgh. Conductor Federal Symphony Orchestra of Pittsburgh Made revolutionary discoveries regarding violin technic in 1932, incorporated in a book, The Yost System, author of Basic Principles of Violin Playing.

      String Quartet album of arrangements and three original compositions published in 1940. Yost Violin Method in 3 vols., 1946-1947. Contrition

    • Arlette for Violin and piano, 1947.

      Bow and Finger Magic for Violin, 1948. Joint recitals with Barre Hill, 1935-1936. Home and Studio: 1430 Barnesdale St., Pitts.

Membership

Member Litteraire e Artistique Institute de France.

Connections

Married Rose Natalie Strebe, April.; married second, Ruth Margaret Steuernagel, March 30, 1931.

father:
Charles E. Yost

mother:
Ada Virginia (Purcell) Yost

spouses:
Rose Natalie Strebe

Ruth Margaret Steuernagel