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Marc BlitzsteinHis Life, His Work, His World$
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Howard Pollack

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199791590

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791590.001.0001

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The Boy from Philadelphia

The Boy from Philadelphia

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(p.7) 1 The Boy from Philadelphia
Source:
Marc Blitzstein
Author(s):

Howard Pollack

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791590.003.0001

This chapter covers basic geneological information and family history, including material about the Blitzstein Bank; the composer’s childhood in Philadelphia; his closeness to his sister Josphine; his years as a piano prodigy; his earliest poems and music; his years at the University of Pennsylvania; his personality (both as a child and in later life); and an overview of his sexual and romantic life, which included relationships with men and women.

Keywords:   Blitzstein Bank, Philadelphia, prodigy, University of Pennsylvania

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