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Peter Child

Biography

Born: 1953; London, England  
Born in the U.K. in 1953, Peter Child is professor of music at M.I.T. in Boston. He has lived in the U.S. since enrolling at Reed College under a junior-year exchange program. Child received his Ph.D. in composition from Brandeis University in 1981; his principal composition tutors have included William Albright, Arthur Berger, Martin Boykan, Jacob Druckman, and Seymour Shifrin.

Child's works have been selected for awards and
Read more commendations from Tanglewood, WGBH Radio, East and West Artists, the New England Conservatory, the League/ISCM, and the M.I.T. Council for the Arts. He also received fellowships from the Massachusetts Artists Foundation, the Watson Foundation, the MacDowell Colony, and the Composers' Conference, as well as four new works commissions from the Massachusetts Council for the Arts and Humanities.

Several of his works have been recorded commercially, mainly on the New World, CRI, Neuma, Centaur, and Rivoalto labels. Child's favored media include orchestra, chorus, solo voice, computer synthesis, and various chamber groups. His works have been premiered by many prominent performing ensembles in the Greater Boston area and have been heard farther afield in concerts throughout the U.S., as well as in London, Sydney, Padua, Moscow, and elsewhere. Read less
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  • 1.
    Shatin: Ruah;  Child: Wind Quintet, Sonatina For Oboe, Etc
    Label: Composers Recordings, Inc. (Cri)   Catalog: 605 Release Date: 11/25/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Judith Shatin,  Peter Child
    Performer:  Renée Siebert,  Peggy Pearson,  Joan Heller
    Conductor:  Robert Black,  David Hoose
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  PRISM Orchestra,  Ariel Woodwind Quintet,  Collage (Classical)
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  • 2.
    American Music For Percussion Vol 2 / New England Conservatory Percussion Ensemble
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8559684 Release Date: 05/31/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Elliott Carter,  Peter Child,  Edward Cohen,  John Harbison  ... 
    Conductor:  Frank Epstein
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  New England Conservatory Percussion Ensemble
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  • 3.
    Pantomime: Chamber Music Of Peter Child
    Label: Lontano   Catalog: 131 Release Date: 04/11/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Peter Child
    Performer:  Olivia Robinson,  Sophie Harris,  Bozidar Vukotic,  Rose Redgrave  ... 
    Conductor:  Odaline de la Martinez
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lontano
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  • 4.
    Doubles - Music Of Peter Child
    Label: Albany Records   Catalog: 1114 Release Date: 05/12/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Peter Child
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  • 5.
    Tableaux - Music Of Peter Child / Martinez, Lontano Ensemble
    Label: Lorelt   Catalog: 125 Release Date: 12/11/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Peter Child
    Performer:  Maggie Cole
    Conductor:  Odaline de la Martinez
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lontano,  BBC Singers Women' s Voices
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    Bronze Music - Levison, Et Al / New England Conservatory
    Label: Albany Records   Catalog: 913 Release Date: 02/13/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gerald Levinson,  Linda Dusman,  Joshua Feltman,  Malcolm Peyton  ... 
    Conductor:  William Drury
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  New England Conservatory Orchestra
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  • 7.
    The Contemporary Harpsichord / Kroll
    Label: Albany Records   Catalog: 668 Release Date: 06/29/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Robert Starer,  Peter Child,  Ronald Caltabiano,  Alvin Singleton  ... 
    Performer:  Mark Kroll,  Fenwick Smith,  Carol Lieberman
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  • 8.
    Waking Winds - Schuller, Child, Et Al / Mit Wind Ensemble
    Label: Innova   Catalog: 621 Release Date: 05/25/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Peter Child,  Evan Ziporyn,  Gunther Schuller,  Brian Robinson
    Performer:  Young-Nam Kim,  Evan Ziporyn
    Conductor:  Frederick Jr. Harris
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  MIT Wind Ensemble
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  • 9.
    Child: Estrella, String Quartet No 2, Trio / Hoose, Et Al
    Label: New World Records   Catalog: 80594 Release Date: 02/26/2002   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Peter Child
    Performer:  Rhonda Rider,  Daniel Stepner,  Judith Eissenberg,  Mary Ruth Ray  ... 
    Conductor:  David Hoose
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lydian String Quartet,  Cantata Ensemble,  Cantata Singers
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  • 10.
    Label: Centaur Records   Catalog: 2361 Release Date: 01/13/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Claudio Monteverdi,  Daniel Pinkham,  Graciano Tarrago,  Peter Child  ... 
    Performer:  Barbara Winchester,  Robert Ward
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  • 11.
    Child's Play - Child: Tableaux Ii, String Quartet No 1, Trio
    Label: Neuma   Catalog: 98 Release Date: 12/15/1998   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Peter Child
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Musica Viva,  MIT Chamber Ensemble,  Lydian String Quartet
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  • 12.
    Divinations - Child, Etler, Korde, Et Al / Dean Anderson
    Label: Neuma   Catalog: 93 Release Date: 02/18/1997   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  William Kraft,  Matt Marvuglio,  Peter Child,  Alvin Etler  ... 
    Performer:  Dean Anderson,  Fenwick Smith
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  • 13.
    Label: Neuma   Catalog: 75 Release Date: 12/12/1995   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Peter Child,  John Duesenberry,  James Dashow,  Jonathan Berger  ... 
    Performer:  Luca Paccagnella
    Conductor:  Richard Pittman
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Musica Viva,  Electric Phoenix
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