William Bergsma

Biography

Born: April 1, 1921; Oakland, CA   Died: 1994  
Bergsma studied at Stanford University and at the Eastman School, and in 1946 he took a position at the Juilliard School. He participated in the curricular reforms made at the school during the 1940's. He later moved on to the University of Washington, Seattle. A tonal composer, Bergsma's works are lyrical and texturally orthodox, although he is known for his fine technical skills. He later employed avant-garde ideas in his work. Bergsma studied at Stanford University and at the Eastman School, and in 1946 he took a position at the Juilliard School. He participated in the curricular reforms made at the school during the 1940's. He later moved on to the University of Washington, Seattle. A tonal composer, Bergsma's works are lyrical and texturally orthodox, although he is known for his fine technical skills. He later employed avant-garde ideas in his work. Read less

William Bergsma


MOST POPULAR WORKS
1. Siesta
2. Parade
3. Elegant Dance
4. Furious Dance of the Bearded Russians
5. Sinister Dance
6. Chinese Dance
7. Tender Dance
8. Chase Music
9. Happy Dance
WORKS
1. Siesta
2. Parade
3. Elegant Dance
4. Furious Dance of the Bearded Russians
5. Sinister Dance
6. Chinese Dance
7. Tender Dance
8. Chase Music
9. Happy Dance


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