William Sharp

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About William Sharp

William Sharp, usually classified as a bass-baritone, has a repertory spanning 900 years but is especially well known for his long advocacy of vocal music by American composers and for performances of Bach and other early music. He has also had a long career as an educator. As a vocal recitalist, Sharp has been strongly identified with the music of Ives but has also performed music by many other American composers. His debut recording was released in 1989 and featured music by Virgil Thomson, Paul Bowles, and Lee Hoiby. The following year, Sharp was featured on the first recording of Leonard Bernstein's final work, Arias and Barcarolles. In 2021, Sharp was heard on the album Arthur Farwell: America's Neglected Composer.

Kansas City, MO, United States
June 1, 1951
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