Paris-born Ivan Tcherepnin (1943-1998) was of the third generation in a compositionally gifted family. He, fellow composer Serge, and their brother Peter were born to Alexander Tcherepnin and wife Lee Hsien-Ming. Besides traditional instruments, he composed for various electronic music devices and was, for a number of years, director of Harvard University's Electronic Music Studio. His wife, Sue-Ellen Hershman-Tcherepnin, was an accomplished musician and the gift of composition was passed on to his son Stefan.
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Composer Ivan Tcherepnin Dies
Obituary notice from The Harvard Gazette notes his work at the university's Electronic Music Studio, his major compositions, and his family.
Ivan Tcherepnin To Present Concert
Notice from The Harvard Gazette gives personal and musical background prior to a concert of electronic music based on Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition." (April 11, 1996)
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