Douglas Stuart Moore

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Douglas Stuart Moore (August 10 1893 - July 25 1969) was an American composer, educator, and author. He wrote for music the theater, film, ballet and orchestra, but his greatest fame was for his two operas The Devil and Daniel Webster (1938) and The Ballad of Baby Doe (1956).

Moore was born in Cutchogue Long Island, New York. He went to the Hotchkiss School, where he met Archibald MacLeish. In 1917, he graduated from Yale University. He then served in the Navy as a lieutenant, after which he went to Paris where he studied with Nadia Boulanger. In 1921, Moore went to Cleveland as Director of Music at the Cleveland Museum of Art, during which he studied with Ernest Bloch at the Cleveland Institute of Music, and performed in plays at the Cleveland Playhouse. In 1926, Moore joined the music faculty at Columbia University, where he remained until his retirement in 1962.

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