Individual Author Record
Name: Ernst BaconPen Name: None Genre: C:CHILD Born: May 26, 1898 in Chicago Sites:
Illinois ConnectionBacon was born in Chicago. He attended Northwestern University where he pursued a degree in mathematics and after three years of study, he moved to the University of Chicago.
Biographical and Professional InformationErnst Bacon was an American composer, pianist, and conductor. He was a prolific author and composed over 250 songs during his career. He was awarded three Guggenheim Fellowships and the Pulitzer Prize for his First Symphony. In addition to his songs, Bacon has written two important essays on music; ''Words on Music'' and ''Notes on the Piano''.
*''Words on Music'', Syracuse University Press, 1960*''Notes on the Piano'', Syracuse University Press, 1963