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Lee Hyla

Biography

Born: 1952; Niagara Falls, NY   Died: June 6, 2014; Chicago, Illinois   Country: USA   Period: 20th/21st Centuries
Venerated modern composer and pianist Lee Hyla was the focus of many awards, grants and commissions for several decades. Hyla was born in Niagara Falls, New York and raised in Greencastle, Indiana. He left Indiana for New York to study composition at SUNY Stony Brook with David Lewin, and then went on to Boston to continue his studies with Malcolm Peyton at the New England Conservatory. By the late '90s, Hyla worked at the NEC as co-chairman of Read more the composition department. He was the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship, two NEA fellowships, the Stoeger Prize, the Rome Prize and many other high honors. He composed works for the Kronos Quartet with Allen Ginsberg, jazz saxophonist Tim Berne, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and the London Sinfonietta, who performed a chamber orchestra work of his in 1980. Hyla was commissioned by many organizations including the Concert Artist's Guild, Meet the Composer, and the Quintet of the Americas, for whom he composed Amnesia Breaks,which they performed in 1990. Hyla two recordings with Jim Pugliese on CRI, Avant and Tzadik which released Riff and Transfiguration in 1999, presenting four compositions that span 1989-98. Recordings of Hyla's works are also available on the New World and Nonesuch labels. Read less
Browse 1-13 of 13 Available Recordings
  • 1.
    Citizens Of Nowhere
    Label: Albany Records   Catalog: 1439 Release Date: 09/10/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gregory Wanamaker,  Nickitas J. Demos,  Lansing McLoskey,  Perry Goldstein  ... 
    Performer:  Jan Berry Baker,  Kenneth Long
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  • 2.
    Lee Hyla: My Life On The Plains
    Label: Tzadik   Catalog: 8093 Release Date: 01/29/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Lee Hyla
    Performer:  Sarah Bob,  David Russell,  Amy Advocat,  Kate Vincent  ... 
    Conductor:  Jeffrey Means
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    Label: Composers Recordings, Inc. (Cri)   Catalog: 513 Release Date: 05/01/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Matthew Greenbaum,  Lee Hyla,  Elaine Barkin,  Stephen Jaffe
    Performer:  Susan Palma,  David Holzman,  Maxine Neuman,  Harvey Sollberger  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Contemporary Trio,  Dinosaur Annex
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    Innocence Lost - Debussy, Berg, Currier, Hyla, Tredici, Etc / Nessinger, Golan
    Label: Albany Records   Catalog: 1113 Release Date: 04/14/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Claude Debussy,  Eleanor Sandresky,  Jorge Martín,  Sebastian Currier  ... 
    Performer:  Jeanne Golan,  Mary Nessinger
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    Hyla: Lives of the Saints / Rose, BMOP
    Label: Bmop/Sound   Catalog: 1003 Release Date: 05/06/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Lee Hyla
    Performer:  David Russell,  Gabriela Diaz,  Wendy Richman,  Mary Nessinger  ... 
    Conductor:  Gil Rose
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Modern Orchestra Project
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    American Voices - Glass, Hyla, Spangler, Etc / Saca
    Label: Innova   Catalog: 675 Release Date: 07/17/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Keeril Makan,  Michael Gordon,  Chris Theofanidis,  Lee Hyla  ... 
    Performer:  Brian Sacawa
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    New Waltzes For Piano / Eric Moe
    Label: Albany Records   Catalog: 689 Release Date: 11/30/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ronald Caltabiano,  Anthony Cornicello,  Virgil Thomson,  Matthew Rosenblum  ... 
    Performer:  Eric Moe
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  • 8.
    Trans - Music Of Lee Hyla / Rose, Boston Modern Project
    Label: New World Records   Catalog: 80614 Release Date: 02/24/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Lee Hyla
    Performer:  Laura Frautschi
    Conductor:  Gil Rose
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Modern Orchestra Project
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    Hyla: Riff And Transfiguration / Gordon, Drury, Et Al
    Label: Tzadik   Catalog: 7048 Release Date: 08/17/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Lee Hyla
    Performer:  Judith Gordon,  Mia Chung,  Stephen Drury
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Callithumpian Consort
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    Quintet Of The Americas - Self Portrait
    Label: Composers Recordings, Inc. (Cri)   Catalog: 722 Release Date: 10/29/1996   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Pauline Oliveros,  Lee Hyla,  Christopher Culpo,  Amy Rubin  ... 
    Performer:  Amy Rubin
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quintet of the Americas
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    Howl, U.S.A. / Kronos Quartet
    Label: Nonesuch   Catalog: 79372 Release Date: 06/04/1996   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Lee Hyla,  Scott Johnson,  Harry Partch,  Michael Daugherty
    Performer:  Allen Ginsberg,  Ben Johnston
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kronos Quartet
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    Hyla: We Speak Etruscan, Etc / Speculum Musicae, Et Al
    Label: New World Records   Catalog: 80491 Release Date: 02/29/1996   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Lee Hyla
    Performer:  Aleck Karis,  Tim Berne,  Tim Smith
    Conductor:  Donald Palma,  William Purvis
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Speculum Musicae,  Lydian String Quartet
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    Martino, Berger, Mackey, Et Al: Works For Cello / Rider
    Label: Composers Recordings, Inc. (Cri)   Catalog: 564 Release Date: 06/10/1994   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Donald Martino,  Arthur Berger,  Lee Hyla,  Steven Mackey  ... 
    Performer:  Rhonda Rider,  David Kopp,  James Pugliese,  Lee Hyla
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