Howard Hanson

Composer and Conductor Howard Hanson Full Name: Howard Hanson
Nationality: American

Profession: Composer and Conductor
Why Famous: The director for 40 years of the Eastman School of Music, he won a Pulitzer Prize in 1944 for his Symphony no. 4, and has received numerous other awards

Born: October 28, 1896
Star Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Wahoo, Nebraska, USA

Died: February 26, 1981 (aged 84)

Married Life

  • 1946-07-24 Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Howard Hanson (49) weds Margaret Elizabeth Nelson at the Chautauqua Institution in New York

Historical Events in the Life of Howard Hanson

  • 1923-05-30 Howard Hanson's 1st Symphony "Nordic" premieres
  • 1930-11-28 Howard Hanson's 2nd Symphony "Romantic" premieres
  • 1934-02-10 Howard Hanson's "Merry Mount" premieres in NYC
  • 1938-03-26 NBC radio performance of Howard Hanson's 3rd Symphony
  • 1943-12-03 Howard Hanson's 4th Symphony premieres
  • 1957-04-09 Howard Hanson's "Song of Democracy" premieres in Wash DC
  • 1968-02-29 Howard Hanson's 6th Symphony, premieres

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