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Marc Blitzstein

(1905-1964)

 
 
Marc Blitzstein Marker image. Click for full size.
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.
 
Location. 39° 56.625′ N, 75° 8.979′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. 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. Old Pine Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Baruch S. Blumberg (within shouting distance of this marker); Tribal Chieftains (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); James Forten (about 500 feet away); Francis Johnson
Marc Blitzstein Marker<br>(<i>view looking east along sidewalk  Blitzstein house on left</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 27, 2019
2. Marc Blitzstein Marker
(view looking east along sidewalk Blitzstein house on left)
(about 600 feet away); Thomas Sully Residence (about 600 feet away); John Vallance - Engraver (about 600 feet away); St. Peter's Church (about 600 feet away). 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 At the time of his unexpected and tragic death in 1964, much of his work was left unfinished and unpublished.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.) 
 
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Marc Blitzstein house & marker (<i>view from Pine Street</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 27, 2019
3. Marc Blitzstein house & marker (view from Pine Street)
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 30, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 116 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 30, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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