Robert Nathaniel Dett (October 11, 1882 – October 2, 1943), often known as R. Nathaniel Dett and Nathaniel Dett, was a composer, organist, pianist and music professor. While born in Canada, he spent most of his professional career in the United States. During his lifetime he was a leading Black composer, known for his use of African-American folk songs and spirituals as the basis for choral and piano compositions in the 19th century Romantic style of Classical music.

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  • Robert Nathaniel Dett (* 11. Oktober 1882 in Drummondville, Québec; † 2. Oktober 1943 in Battle Creek, Michigan) war ein aus Kanada stammender afro-amerikanischer Komponist und Pianist. Dett studierte von 1903 bis 1908 am Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Danach unterrichtete er am Lane College in Jackson/Tennessee. Zwischen 1913 und 1932 wirkte er in Hampton/Virginia, wo er die School of Music, die Hampton Choral Union, die Musical Arts Society und den Hampton Institute Choir gründete. Von 1920 bis 1921 studierte er bei Arthur Foote an der Harvard University, 1929 bei Nadia Boulanger in Paris und danach an der Eastman School of Music. Er übersiedelte nach Rochester/New York, wo er auch für den Rundfunk arbeitete und 1937 nach Greenboro/North Carolina, wo er am Bennett College unterrichtete. Bekannt wurden vor allem seine Bearbeitungen von Negro Spirituals. Daneben komponierte er zwei Kantaten, eine Klaviersuite, Motetten und Lieder. (de)
  • Robert Nathaniel Dett (October 11, 1882 – October 2, 1943), often known as R. Nathaniel Dett and Nathaniel Dett, was a composer, organist, pianist and music professor. While born in Canada, he spent most of his professional career in the United States. During his lifetime he was a leading Black composer, known for his use of African-American folk songs and spirituals as the basis for choral and piano compositions in the 19th century Romantic style of Classical music. He was among the first Black composers during the early years of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). His works often appeared among the programs of Will Marion Cook's New York Syncopated Orchestra. Dett performed at Carnegie Hall and at the Boston Symphony Hall as a pianist and choir director. (en)
  • Robert Nathaniel Dett ou R. Nathaniel Dett (11 octobre 1882 - 2 octobre 1943) né à Drummondville, et mort à Battle Creek résident des États-Unis et du Canada est un organiste, pianiste et l'un des compositeurs afro-américains les plus connus pour son travail qui intègre des rythmes de spirituals à la musique romantique d’origine européenne. (fr)
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  • Robert Nathaniel Dett ou R. Nathaniel Dett (11 octobre 1882 - 2 octobre 1943) né à Drummondville, et mort à Battle Creek résident des États-Unis et du Canada est un organiste, pianiste et l'un des compositeurs afro-américains les plus connus pour son travail qui intègre des rythmes de spirituals à la musique romantique d’origine européenne. (fr)
  • Robert Nathaniel Dett (October 11, 1882 – October 2, 1943), often known as R. Nathaniel Dett and Nathaniel Dett, was a composer, organist, pianist and music professor. While born in Canada, he spent most of his professional career in the United States. During his lifetime he was a leading Black composer, known for his use of African-American folk songs and spirituals as the basis for choral and piano compositions in the 19th century Romantic style of Classical music. (en)
  • Robert Nathaniel Dett (* 11. Oktober 1882 in Drummondville, Québec; † 2. Oktober 1943 in Battle Creek, Michigan) war ein aus Kanada stammender afro-amerikanischer Komponist und Pianist. Dett studierte von 1903 bis 1908 am Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Danach unterrichtete er am Lane College in Jackson/Tennessee. Zwischen 1913 und 1932 wirkte er in Hampton/Virginia, wo er die School of Music, die Hampton Choral Union, die Musical Arts Society und den Hampton Institute Choir gründete. Von 1920 bis 1921 studierte er bei Arthur Foote an der Harvard University, 1929 bei Nadia Boulanger in Paris und danach an der Eastman School of Music. Er übersiedelte nach Rochester/New York, wo er auch für den Rundfunk arbeitete und 1937 nach Greenboro/North Carolina, wo er am Bennett College unterrichtete. (de)
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