Ross Lee Finney

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI 
"Ross Finney"

Ross Lee Finney Junior (December 23, 1906–February 4, 1997) was an American composer born in Wells, Minnesota who taught for many years at the University of Michigan. He received his early training at Carleton College and the University of Minnesota and also studied with Nadia Boulanger, Edward Burlingame Hill, Alban Berg (from 1931-2) and Roger Sessions (in 1935). In 1928 he spent a year at Harvard University and then joined the faculty at Smith College, where he founded the Smith College Archives and conducted the Northampton Chamber Orchestra.[1] In 1935, his setting of poems by Archibald MacLeish won the Connecticut Valley Prize, and in 1937, his First String Quartet received a Pulitzer Scholarship Award. A Guggenheim Fellowship funded travel in Europe in 1937. During World War II, Finney served in the Office of Strategic Services, and received a Purple Heart and a Certificate of Merit.[1]

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Burge D, Marek C, Wyner Y, et al. (1978) Deux morceaux, Op. 4 (1911) [And] Ballade, Op. 7 (1912)@@@Partita for Piano@@@Variations on a Theme@@@Suite syrienne@@@Hyperbolae for Piano@@@Strides for Piano Solo, 1976@@@Omaggio a Bach, tema e variazioni per pianoforte, 1975@@@Eight etudes@@@Six etudes, 1973-1976 Notes. 35: 428
Hampton B, Sessions R, Finney RL, et al. (1972) Six Pieces for Violoncello@@@Chromatic Fantasy in E Major for Violoncello Notes. 29: 330
Archibald B, Schuller G, Imbrie A, et al. (1968) Quartet for Double Basses@@@Second String Quartet@@@String Quintet@@@String Quartet No. 2@@@String Quartet (1961) Notes. 24: 593
Perle G, Finney RL, Malipiero R, et al. (1960) Piano Trio@@@Quintetto per pianoforte e quartetto d'archi@@@Sonata per violino e pianoforte@@@Trio fur Violine, Violoncello, und Klavier, 1954@@@Serenata n. 2, per 11 strumenti Notes. 17: 308
Finney RL, Kohs EB, Jones C. (1951) String Quartet (1940)@@@String Quartet (1944) Notes. 9: 162
Klenz W, Finney RL. (1950) String Quartet No. 4 in A Minor Notes. 8: 124
Jones C, Gottschalk LM, Kirkpatrick J, et al. (1948) Souvenir de Porto Rico (Marche des Gibaros)@@@Piano Sonata No. 4 in E major (Christmastime, 1945)@@@Variations for an Album Notes. 5: 265
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