Ralph Shapey (né le 12 mars 1921 à Philadelphie – mort le 13 juin 2002 à Chicago) est un compositeur et chef d'orchestre américain du XXe et du début du XXIe siècle.

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  • Ralph Shapey (né le 12 mars 1921 à Philadelphie – mort le 13 juin 2002 à Chicago) est un compositeur et chef d'orchestre américain du XXe et du début du XXIe siècle.
  • Ralph Shapey (Philadelphia, March 12, 1921 – Chicago, June 13, 2002) was an American composer and conductor. He is well known for his work as a composition professor at the University of Chicago, where he founded and directed the Contemporary Chamber Players. Shapey was a MacArthur Fellow in 1982. Although Shapey's style is characterized by Modernist angularity, irony, and technical rigor, his coincident concern for sweeping gesture, frenetic passion, rhythmic vitality, lyrical melody, and dramatic arc recall Romanticism. Shapey was dubbed by critics Leonard Meyer and Bernard Jacobson as a "radical traditionalist," which pleased him immensely—he held a deep respect for the masters of the past, whom he regarded as his finest teachers.[citation needed]The French-American composer Edgard Varèse was among Shapey's most important influences. Both composers shared a fascination with unusual sonorities, counterpoint masses, and the outer extremes of pitch space. The coordination of static "sound blocks" in Shapey's music also reminds one of another great French composer, Olivier Messiaen, though Shapey reportedly found Messiaen's music saccharine and maudlin. Shapey also studied with Stefan Wolpe.[citation needed]Although comparisons are useful, Shapey's compositional voice is undoubtedly personal and distinctive. Many listeners would call his music "atonal," but Shapey himself denied the label. He considered himself a tonal composer, and indeed his work, though couched in a highly dissonant harmonic idiom rich in interval classes 1 and 6, does adhere to certain organizational features of tonal music, including pitch hierarchy and object permanence.[citation needed]In 1992 the Pulitzer Prize for Music jury, which that year consisted of George Perle, Roger Reynolds, and Harvey Sollberger, selected Shapey's "Concerto Fantastique" for the award. However, the Pulitzer Board rejected that decision and choose to give the prize to the jury's second choice, Wayne Peterson. The music jury responded with a public statement stating that they had not been consulted in that decision and that the Board was not professionally qualified to make such a decision. The Board responded that the "Pulitzers are enhanced by having, in addition to the professional's point of view, the layman's or consumer's point of view," and they did not rescind their decision. [1]Shapey created a body of over 200 works, many of which have been published by Presser. Presser also offers his textbook A Basic Course in Music Composition, written after over fifty years of teaching the subject. Recordings of Shapey's music are available on the CRI, Opus One, and New World labels. Shapey's works have been catologued by Dr. Patrick D. Finley in A Catalogue of the Works of Ralph Shapey, published by Pendragon PressHis students include Gerald Levinson, Robert Carl, Gordon Marsh, Michael Eckert, Philip Fried, Matt Malsky, Lawrence Fritts, James Anthony Walker, Frank Retzel, Jorge Liderman, Jonathan Elliott, Deborah Drattell, Ursula Mamlok, Shulamit Ran, Terry Winter Owens, and a very broad and exceptional list of others.The composer Robert Black was particularly influenced by him, and as a conductor he also premiered Shapey's Three for Six.[citation needed]
  • Ralph Shapey (* 12. März 1921 in Philadelphia; † 13. Juni 2002 in Chicago) war ein US-amerikanischer Dirigent und Komponist.Shapey studierte Violine bei Emanuel Zeitlin und Komposition bei Stefan Wolpe. 1954 gründete er die Contemporary Chamber Players an der Universität von Chicago, mit denen er zeitgenössische Werke aufführte. Nachdem er von 1963 bis 1964 an der University of Pennsylvania unterrichtet hatte, wurde er Professor für Komposition an der Universität von Chicago, wo er bis zu seiner Emeritierung 1991 wirkte. Zu seinen Schülern zählten u.a. Gerald Levinson, Gordon Marsh, Lawrence Fritts, James Anthony Walker, Frank Retzel, Jorge Liderman, Jonathan Elliott und Deborah Drattell. Daneben wirkte er als Gastdirigent an verschiedenen Orchestern, u.a. dem Chicago Symphony Orchestra, dem Philadelphia Orchestra, dem Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, dem London Symphony Orchestra und der London Sinfonietta. 1982 wurde er MacArthur Fellow, 1989 Mitglied der American Academy of Arts and Letters und 1994 der American Academy of Arts and Sciences.Er komponierte mehr als zweihundert Werke, darunter eine Sinfonie, eine sinfonische Dichtung und eine Orchesterfantasie, mehrere Konzerte, darunter ein Violinkonzert und ein Konzert für Klarinette, Violine, Cello, Klavier, Tomtom und Basstrommel, kammermusikalische Werke und Klavierstücke, eine Kantate und weitere Vokalwerke sowie Lieder für Frauenstimmen und Tonband.1982 war er MacArthur Fellow.
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  • Ralph Shapey (né le 12 mars 1921 à Philadelphie – mort le 13 juin 2002 à Chicago) est un compositeur et chef d'orchestre américain du XXe et du début du XXIe siècle.
  • Ralph Shapey (* 12. März 1921 in Philadelphia; † 13. Juni 2002 in Chicago) war ein US-amerikanischer Dirigent und Komponist.Shapey studierte Violine bei Emanuel Zeitlin und Komposition bei Stefan Wolpe. 1954 gründete er die Contemporary Chamber Players an der Universität von Chicago, mit denen er zeitgenössische Werke aufführte.
  • Ralph Shapey (Philadelphia, March 12, 1921 – Chicago, June 13, 2002) was an American composer and conductor. He is well known for his work as a composition professor at the University of Chicago, where he founded and directed the Contemporary Chamber Players. Shapey was a MacArthur Fellow in 1982.
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