An American Composer
Elinor Remick Warren
Elinor Remick Warren and Marilyn Horne
February 23, 2000 marked the 100th birthday of one of
America's outstanding classical composers, Elinor Remick Warren. In
the early part of this century, Warren broke the gender barrier by
becoming a celebrated composer of serious music at a time when males
dominated the field. At the time of her death in 1991, Warren had
lived a career that remains one of the longest and most prolific in
American musical history.
Described by musicologist Christine Ammer as "the only woman among the group of prominent American neo-Romanticists that include Howard Hanson, Samuel Barber and Gian Carlo Menotti," Warren has written more than 200 published compositions, including works for orchestra, chorus and orchestra, chamber ensemble, piano, voice and chorus. Her major works may be heard on Cambria CD recordings, and her music in print is available from various publishers, notably Carl Fischer and Masters Music.
The Elinor Remick Warren Society was founded in 1996 to perpetuate the musical legacy of Elinor Remick Warren and the tonal romantic idiom in serious music, through the contribution of scholarship, performances and recordings of the vocal repertoire, both solo and choral, of the 19th and 20th centuries.