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Eugene Lee

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Eugene Lee
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BornAugust 29, 1942
🏳️ Nationality
💼 Occupation
Composer and Professor
New 18-tone music, Music Theory

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Eugene Lee (Korean: 이여진; Chinese: 李如辰;  born 29 August 1942) is a Korean-American composer, music theorist and educator established the music research center in Korea for the first time. He is particularly noted for his new 18-tone music. He famously sang "Danny Boy" and "Jennie with the Light Brown Hair" in front of Dwight D. Eisenhower at the White House in 1954 on May 10th, 1954.[1]

Lee graduated from Columbia University in 1978 with a Doctorate of Musical Arts with Distinction. He first worked as a Theory Instructor at Columbia, also serving as the A.P.N.M. Vice Director from 1977-1981.[1] Later in 1991, he established the first computer music studio in Korea.[2] Also, while in Korea, Lee founded Veritas Musicae with Robert Pollock.[3]

Discography[edit]

  • Flute Possibilities, (Composition for Flute Solo)
  • Jennie with the Brown Hair, (Urania Records, 1954)[4]
  • Danny Boy, (Urania Records, 1954)[5]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Biographical Sketch of Eugene Lee". Naver. November 8, 2015. Retrieved May 30, 2021. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  2. "APNM COMPOSER: Eugene Lee". APMN Music. Retrieved May 30, 2021. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  3. Pollock, Robert. "Recent & Upcoming Performances". Robert Pollock. Retrieved May 30, 2021. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  4. "Jennie with the Brown Hair by Eugene Lee". Youtube. October 14, 2012. Retrieved May 31, 2021. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  5. "Danny Boy by Eugene Lee". Youtube. October 14, 2012. Retrieved May 31, 2021. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)


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