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Howard Hanson

Pulitzer Prize champion for 1944’s Symphony Zero. 4. He aimed the Eastman College of Music for 40 years. He was known for such initial functions as “Symphonic Rhapsody,” “Two Yuletide Items,” as well as the “Scandinavian Collection,” a special event of his Lutheran and Scandinavian ancestry. He gained a BA level in music from Northwestern in 1916, learning with Peter Lutkin, a chapel music professional, and pianist and composer Arne Oldberg. His 1st nationally recognized function was “The California Forest Play” from 1920. His best-known structure was Symphony No. 2, the ‘Passionate,’ that was premiered by Serge Koussevitzky as well as the Boston Symphony Orchestra on November 28, 1930, within its 50th-anniversary special event. He was created in Wahoo to Swedish immigrant parents. He wedded Elizabeth Nelson in 1946. His 1935 structure “Three Tunes from Drum Taps” was in line with the poem by Walt Whitman.

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