Biography All Music Guide
All Music Guide:
Conductor, composer, and organ virtuoso Anthony Newman was born May 12, 1941, in Los Angeles, later studying in Paris under the tutelage of Nadia Boulanger and Pierre Cochereau. The recipient of a Diplome Superieur from the Ecole Normale de Musique, Newman returned to the U.S. to train under composers Leon Kirchner and Luciano Berio; his subsequent output includes no less than include five concertos, three orchestral sinfonias, and an array of works for piano and organ. A prolific recording artist with a catalog of nearly 150 albums spanning material from the 17th century to the modern era, Newman also taught at Juilliard and headed the graduate music program at Purchase College of the State University of New York.