Christopher Berg

Composer Christopher Berg has set the poetry of several American poets in his songs, including Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Frank O'Hara, Gertrude Stein, and Walt Whitman.

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About

Born in Detroit, Christopher Berg studied piano at Manhattan School of Music and is largely self-taught as a composer.

Berg’s most well-known compositions are his twelve Songs on Poems by Frank O’Hara, composed from 1985-88. He has been the recipient of grants from Meet the Composer, American Music Center, The National Endowment for the Arts, the Martha Baird Rockefeller Fund for Music, and has been a Yaddo fellow.

–Christie Finn (compiled from online sources)

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Recordings

The Three-Paneled Mirror

(Christopher Berg, Tom Cipullo and Richard Pearson Thomas)

2013

Cosmic & Domestic Matters

(Christopher Berg and Daron Aric Hagen)

2008

Songs and Encores: American Songs

(Christopher Berg)

2006

Secrets

(Christopher Berg, Tom Cipullo and Richard Pearson Thomas)

2004

Un Américain à Paris

(Christopher Berg)

2003

Paul Sperry Sings American Song Cycles & Sets

(Robert Beaser, Christopher Berg and Louise Talma)

1990

Songs

Sheet Music

Christopher Berg Sheet Music

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"Don't Let That Horse--"

Composer(s): Christopher Berg

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"From Calamus"

Composer(s): Christopher Berg

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