1923 – Lester Trimble Born

On this date composer Lester Albert Trimble was born in Bangor, Wisconsin. Raised in Milwaukee, Trimble went on to study with the famed Russian-born composer Lopatnikoff at Carnegie-Mellon University. Trimble was named a Guggenheim Fellow for music composition in 1964. In 1971 he joined Juilliard School of Music as a critic and teacher. His compositions show concern with thematic unity (e.g. the Symphony No.2, 1968). In later years, he used newer techniques and wrote for the harpsichord (Concerto, 1978). He was also the first resident composer with the New York Philharmonic. Trimble died in New York on December 31, 1986. [Source:]