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Society Hill in Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Marc Blitzstein

(1905-1964)

 
 
Marc Blitzstein Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, June 27, 2019
1. Marc Blitzstein Marker
Inscription.  An influential American composer, lyricist, and translator who brought vernacular to musical theater was born here. Works include the ground-breaking The Cradle Will Rock and an adaptation of The Threepenny Opera. He studied at Curtis Inst. of Music and mentored Leonard Bernstein.
 
Erected 2017 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1905.
 
Location. 39° 56.622′ N, 75° 8.98′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. It is in Society Hill. Marker is on Pine Street west of Lawrence Court, on the left when traveling east. Marker is located along the sidewalk, directly in front of the subject house. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 419 Pine Street, Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rev. George Duffield, D.D. (a few steps from this marker); Nature defined this sculpted stance of Rev. George Duffield…
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(a few steps from this marker); Here in this historic graveyard… (a few steps from this marker); Duffield Sculpture / Ronn Shaffer, 1940-2019 (a few steps from this marker); Duffield and Old Pine's Role in the Revolutionary War (a few steps from this marker); Reverend George Duffield's Revolutionary War Pulpit On Pine Street (a few steps from this marker); This restored "carriage gate section" of the historic cast iron fence… (a few steps from this marker); Between 1750-1820s… (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Also see . . .  Marc Blitzstein. Born in Philadelphia in 1905, he showed musical promise as a pianist at a young age. He began composing Lieder and short piano pieces in his teens, before going on to study composition at the Curtis Institute. He achieved overnight notoriety with his 1937 agitprop musical theater work, The Cradle Will Rock. At the time of his unexpected and tragic death in 1964, much of his work was left unfinished and unpublished. (Submitted on June 30, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Marc Blitzstein Marker<br>(<i>view looking east along sidewalk • Blitzstein house on left</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, June 27, 2019
2. Marc Blitzstein Marker
(view looking east along sidewalk • Blitzstein house on left)
 
 
Marc Blitzstein house & marker (<i>view from Pine Street</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, June 27, 2019
3. Marc Blitzstein house & marker (view from Pine Street)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2023. It was originally submitted on June 30, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 263 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 30, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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