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Walter Piston

Pulitzer Prize-winning classical composer and music teacher at Harvard University or college from 1926 until 1960. His 1st published rating, “Three Items for Flute, Clarinet and Bassoon,” premiered in 1925. He graduated summa cum laude from Harvard, having analyzed with Edward Ballantine and Edward Burlingame Hill. He resided in Paris from 1924 until 1926. He published four books about music theory regarded as essential within their respective areas. His grandfather Antonio Pistone was a sailor who modified his name to Anthony after shifting to America. He trained many long term notables at Harvard, including Leonard Bernstein, Elliott Carter, and Leroy Anderson.

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