Brehm, Alvin

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Born: February 08, 1925

Country: New York City, U.S.A.

Studies: Juilliard School of Music (1943), Columbia University (B.S.1946, M.A.1951)

Teachers: Wallingford Riegger

Relentlessly active as composer, performer, teacher, and administrator, Alvin Brehm's credentials are well established in virtually all areas of music. A distinguished composer, Brehm has received numerous commissions from such organizations as the Naumburg Foundation, American Brass Quintet, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and the Y Orchestra. He has been guest composer at the American Academy in Rome, Chairman of the National Endowment Chamber Music and New Music Committees, Chairman of the New York State Arts Council Music Panel, and Dean of Music at the Purchase campus of the State University of New York. His performance credits as a double bassist include guest appearances with the Guarneri, Budapest, Lenox, and Manhattan Quartets; the Jacques Thibaud Trio; and many other groups. A former artist-member of the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society, when he is not busy pursuing the muse, Brehm sails a 31 foot sloop, builds furniture, and suffers an addiction to spy stories. Colloquy and Chorale (four bassoons). Audio sample mp3 from Leonarda CD #LE348.[1]

Works for Percussion

Dialogues - Percussion Duo; Bassoon