Irving Fine Photo

Irving Fine

Born: Dec 3, 1914

Death: Aug 23, 1962

Birthplace: Boston

Nationality: United States

Irving Fine

Date of Birth : Dec 3, 1914
Date of Death : Aug 23, 1962
Birth Place : Boston

Irving Gifford Fine was an American composer. Fine's work assimilated neoclassical, romantic and, later, serial elements. Composer Virgil Thomson described Fine's "unusual melodic grace" while Aaron Copland noted the "elegance, style, finish and...convincing continuity" of Fine's music. Fine was a member of a close-knit group of Boston composers in the mid-20th century who were sometimes called the "Boston Six" or "Boston School." Other members of the Boston School included Arthur Berger, Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Lukas Foss, and Harold Shapero.

Also known as


  • Fine, Irving
  • Irving Gifford Fine

Awards Won


  • Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada
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