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Lukas Foss (born Lukas Fuchs, August 15, 1922 in Berlin, Germany; died February 1, 2009 in Manhattan) is an American composer, conductor, pianist, and professor. He studied with Julius Goldstein. He moved to Paris in 1933 where he studied piano with Lazare Lévy, composition with Noël Gallon, orchestration with Felix Wolfes, and flute with Louis Moyse. In 1937 he moved to America and studied at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, with Sergei Koussevitzky during the summers from 1939… read more

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  • Avatar for storytellingman
    Very open.
  • Avatar for progtrance7
    Hmm he didn't write avant pieces... That means he sucked and I'm so open minded right?
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    I have only just read in April's BBC Music Magazine that Lukas has passed away. The world is a sadder place now he's no longer in it.
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    R.I.P. Lukas Foss

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