Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, Vol. 2 by Nicolas Slonimsky, Laura Diane Kuhn

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Mitchenson, Theatrical Companion to C. (London, 1957); M. Levin, N. C. (Boston, 1958); S. Morley, A Talent to Amuse: A Biography of N. C. (London, 1969); C. Castle, N. (London, 1972); J. , Cly Custard: The Worldof N. C. (London, 1973); W. , 1975); C. Lesley, Remembered Laughter: The LifeofN. C. (London, 1976); C. Lesley, G. Payn, and S. Morley, N. C. and His Friends (London, 1979); J. Lahr, C. , 1982); C. Citron, N. and Cole: The Sophisticates (London, 1992); C. Fisher, N. , 1992); S. Cole, N. , 1993); G.

Y. (1940-62), the Univ. of Southern Calif. in Los Angeles, Mills ColI. , and the Peabody Cons. of Music in Baltimore (1951-56); he was also appointed adjunct prof. at summer classes at Columbia Univ. (1951-65). D. from Wilmington ColI. ) ColI. (1963). In 1956-57 he undertook a world tour with his wife through the Near East, India, and Japan, collecting rich prime materials for his compositions, which by now had acquired a decisive tum toward the use of ethnomusicological melodic and rhythmic materials, without abandoning, however, the experimental devices which were the signposts of most of his works.

On Oct. C. Opera as Morales in Carmen, and subsequently sang leading baritone roles there. On Jan. Y. as Silvio, and remained on its roster until 1975; he returned for the 1978-79 season. S. opera companies and in Europe. Y. and at the Univ. of Md. Among his best roles were Rossini's Figaro, Lescaut, Germont, Marcello, Rigoletto, and Dr. -NSILKIDM Cossira (real name, Coussival), Emil, French tenor; b. Orthez, 1854; d. Quebec, Feb. 1923. After training in Bordeaux, he made his operatic debut as Gretry's Richard Coeur de Leon at the Paris OperaComique in 1883, where he was chosen to create the title role in Saint-Saens's Ascanio (March 21, 1890).

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