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Marcia Davenport (June 9, 1903 — January 16, 1996) was an American author and music critic. She was born Marcia Glick in New York City on June 9, 1903, the daughter of Bernard Glick and the opera singer Alma Gluck, and she became the stepdaughter of violinist Efrem Zimbalist when Alma Gluck remarried.

Davenport traveled extensively with her parents and was educated intermittently at the Friends School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and the Shipley School at Bryn Mawr. She began at Wellesley College but eloped to Pittsburgh in April 1923 and married Frank D. Clarke. Eventually she earned her B.A. at the University of Grenoble. Her first child was born in 1924, but in 1925 she divorced Clarke.

She took an advertising copywriting job to support herself and her daughter. In 1928 she began her writing career on the editorial staff of The New Yorker, where she worked until 1931. On May 13, 1929, she married Russell Davenport, who soon after became editor of Fortune. Davenport's second daughter was born in 1934. That same year she began as the music critic of Stage magazine. Davenport had close ties through her mother and stepfather to the classical music world and particularly to the heady opera world of Europe and America in the first half of the 20th century. She was first celebrated as a writer for her first book, Mozart, the first published American biography of composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Her marriage to Russell Davenport ended in 1944.

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Total Books: 31
Mozart
2011 - Mozart (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9781455117406
ISBN-10: 1455117404
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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Too Strong for Fantasy
1993 - Too Strong for Fantasy (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780822959090
ISBN-10: 0822959097
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction
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Les frres Holt
1992 - Les Frres Holt (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782070727575
ISBN-10: 2070727572
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Mozart
1991 - Mozart (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780380455348
ISBN-10: 038045534X
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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The Valley of Decision
1989 - The Valley of Decision (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780822958055
ISBN-10: 0822958058
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Constant Image
1987 - Constant Image [New Portway Reprints] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780862205744
ISBN-10: 0862205743
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My Brother's Keeper
1982 - My Brother's Keeper (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780380598656
ISBN-10: 0380598655
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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East Side West Side
1982 - East Side West Side (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780380589586
ISBN-10: 0380589583
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Of Lena Geyer
1982 - Of Lena Geyer (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780380574711
ISBN-10: 0380574713
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Garibaldi  Father of Modern Italy
1957 - Garibaldi Father of Modern Italy [World Landmark Book W-32] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780394905327
ISBN-10: 0394905326
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TOO STRONG FOR FANTASY A PERSONAL RECORD OF MUSIC LITERATURE AND POLITICS IN AMERICA AND EUROPE OVER HALF A CENTURY