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Howard Harold Hanson

American composer, conductor, and educator. As a conductor, Hanson gave wide performance both at home and abroad to the works of American composers. His own compositions include chamber music, the opera Merry Mount, five symphonies, and several symphonic poems, choral works, and piano pieces, as well as two concertos, one for organ, strings, and harp, Op. 22, and one for piano and orchestra.

Career

  • A brilliant student, he became professor of musical theory at the College of the Pacific before the age of 21. From 1921 to 1924 he was a fellow of the American Academy in Rome, and from 1924 until his retirement in 1964 he was director of the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y.

Works

  • Harmonic Materials of Modern Music
  • Merry Mount
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Born October 28, 1896
Died February 26, 1981
(aged 84)
Nationality
  • 1917
    College of the Pacific
  • 1921 - 1924
    a fellow, American Academy
  • 1924 - 1964
    director, Eastman School of Music

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