Richard Danielpour

Acclaimed for his opera Margaret Garner, Richard Danielpour is a champion of American music, having set the texts of Maya Angelou, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Toni Morrison, and Walt Whitman.

Photo: Richard Danielpour, G. Schirmer Website, by Mike Minehan

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About

Born in New York, Richard Danielpour studied at Oberlin College and the New England Conservatory of Music. He finished his D.M.A. at the Juilliard School.

He currently teaches at Manhattan School of Music and the Curtis Institute of Music. Danielpour’s music has often been labeled as neo-romantic, and much of his music includes the voice. In his compositions, Danielpour draws freely from American musical traditions, such as folk and jazz music, with a special interest in creating a programmatic or narrative arch in his pieces.

–Christie Finn

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Recordings

Richard Danielpour: Songs of Solitude & War Songs

(Richard Danielpour)

2016

An American Requiem

(Richard Danielpour)

2001

Richard Danielpour: Elegies

(Richard Danielpour)

2001

Songs

Sheet Music

A Woman's Life

Composer(s): Richard Danielpour

Song(s): I. Little Girl Speakings
II. Life Doesn't Frighten Me
III. They Went Home
iV. Come and Be My Baby
V. Let's Majeste
VI. My Life Has Turned to Blue
VII. Many and More

Voice Type: Soprano

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Come Away, Death

Composer(s): Richard Danielpour

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Richard Danielpour Sheet Music

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Pastime

Composer(s): Richard Danielpour

Voice Type: Baritone

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Portraits

Composer(s): Richard Danielpour

Song(s): 1. The Chinese bride (18th century)
2. The War Widow (American Civil War)
3. The Plains Woman (Native American woman, mid 19th century)
4. Afro-American woman (20th century)

Voice Type: Mezzo-Soprano

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Spirits in the Well

Composer(s): Richard Danielpour

Voice Type: Soprano

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Sweet Talk

Composer(s): Richard Danielpour

Voice Type: Mezzo-Soprano

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