Elinor Remick Warren

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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.