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|Also Known As:||Died:||December 2, 1990|
|Born:||November 14, 1900||Cause of Death:||respiratory failure brought on by pneumonia and two strokes|
|Birth Place:||Brooklyn, New York, USA||Profession:||Music ...|
RATE AND COMMENT
Composed first song for his mother at age 8
Studied music in France
Premiere of his Organ Symphony
Returned to US; received Guggenheim Fellowship
With Roger Sessions, organized Copland-Sessions concerts
Directed the First Festival of Contemporary Music at Yaddo, the artists' colony in Saratoga Springs, NY
Wrote first film score for the Ralph Steiner/Willard van Dyke medium-length documentary, "The City"
First feature film score, "Of Mice and Men"
Toured South America (toured again in 1947)
First American composer to deliver the Norton lectures at Harvard
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