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La Forge, Frank, 1879-1953



  • Existence: 1879 - 1953


Frank La Forge was born October 22, 1879, in Rockford, Illinois to Cornelius and Gracie T, La Forge. He studied music with various individuals during his life time, such as Theodor Leschetizky, Josef Labor, and Karel Navrátil and others.

He also worked alongside various individuals during his musical career, such as Johanna Gadski, Frances Alda, Margarete Matzenauer, Lily Pons and other prominent individuals.

He composed and arranged various works, such as, Schlupfwinkel, House Blessing, Pathway of Song, To a Messenger, Romance, Nocturne, Sunset, Sanctuary, Menuet varié, and among other notable works.

Frank La Forge died May 5, 1953, in New York.

Source: Rogan, Mary Ellen. Guide to the Frank La Forge Scores, 1906-1948. 2004. New York Public Library. 5 May 2008 />.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

American Composers Collection

Identifier: MS-0078
Scope and Contents

The American Composers Collection includes material related to over 150 composers, including manuscript music scores, programs, correspondence, news clippings, and other items. Material varies with composer, from a single item to several folders. The collection was amassed from various donations to the University of Missouri-Kansas City before being given to the Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Department of Special Collections. Provenance is noted when known.

Dates: 1813 - 2006

Frank La Forge, undated

Scope and Contents

See also the MacDowell Colony Collection

Dates: undated

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