Carlisle Floyd’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

June 11, 1926

Death Date

September 30, 2021

Age of Death

95 years

Cause of Death

N/A

Profession

Composer

The composer Carlisle Floyd died at the age of 95. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Opera composer best known for “Susannah” from 1955, which took a story from the Apocrypha and set it in rural Tennessee. Phyllis Curtin played the title role when it debuted at Florida State.

His father was a Methodist minister.

Quotes

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Our most intimate contact with civilizations long since dust has been through the art which has survived them.

Carlisle Floyd
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There’s the Bacon society, which is fostered by his fourth wife Helen Bacon, but I don’t know what kind of performances his music gets. He wrote symphonic music and some chorale music.

Carlisle Floyd
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The performances of my works in the last 10 years are probably equal to all the previous years put together. There are so many venues now and there is a completely new public for opera that’s grown up outside of the traditional core opera public.

Carlisle Floyd
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I found a certain kind of music congenial to me; it never occurred to me to write music that was academically acceptable.

Carlisle Floyd
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Socially I never was an outsider. I have never thought of the conflict element before frankly, but perhaps it was wanting to belong, and at the same time wanting to retain one’s own personality.

Carlisle Floyd