Irving Fine

Birth Name:
Irving Gifford Fine
Birth Date:
December 3, 1914
Birth Place:
Boston, Massachusetts
Death Date:
August 23, 1962
Place of Death:
Beth Israel Hospital, Natick, Massachusetts
Cause of Death:
Heart attack
Cemetery Name:
Sharon Memorial Park
Claim to Fame:
Irving Fine was an American composer with a remarkable gift for lyricism, whose masterfully crafted scores inevitably "sing." Aaron Copland wrote that his music "wins us over through its keenly conceived sonorities and its fully realized expressive content," praising it for "elegance, style, finish and a convincing continuity." A distinguished American composer, Irving Fine was a leading voice in the American Neoclassical School and a member of the Boston Group of composers—Arthur Berger, Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Lukas Foss and Harold Shapero—who were hot on the international scene during the mid-twentieth century. A student of Boulanger, Koussevitzky and Piston, Fine’s compositions range in style from populist Americana to serialism. His greatest legacy is as an educator and impresario. As the founder of the Brandeis University School of Creative Arts, Department of Music, and internationally-renowned Festival of the Creative Arts, Fine transformed the Brandeis campus into a global destination for innovative performers and arts practitioners.

Fun Fact

Mr. and Mrs. Irving Fine lived at 29 Rathburn Road in East Natick, Massachusetts.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Sharon Memorial Park

120 Canton Street

Sharon, Massachusetts, 02067


North America


Cemetery map of Sharon Memorial Park in Sharon, Massachusetts.

Grave Location:

Galilee, Section 26A, Lot 138, Space 2

Grave Location Description

As you enter the cemetery drive towards the left and look for the Veterans Mall (a block long strip of trees and shrubs with two flag poles). Drive all the way around to the opposite side of Galilee until you see the sign post and the raised island in the distance. The final resting place of composer Irving Fine can be found in the third row from the street to the right of the sign.

Grave Location GPS

42.146979612642966, -71.17590005262288



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