Composer of ‘The Bride stripped bare by her bachelors, even’ has diedmain
The American composer and music critic Charles Shere has died of prostate cancer, aged 85.
A student of Luciano Berio, Shere was music director of radio KPFA in Berkeley in the 1960s and music critic of the Oakland (Cal.) Tribune 1971-8, while teaching music history and composition at Mills College, Oakland.
He wrote an opera – The bride stripped bare by her bachelors, even, after the Marcel Duchamp, a Symphony in three movements and concertos for piano and for violin, enough to earn him an entry in New Grove.
(c) Duchamp estate, photo: Youtube