Howard Hanson

Composer and Conductor Howard Hanson

Profession: Composer and Conductor

United States of America

Biography: 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
Birthplace: Wahoo, Nebraska, USA

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Scorpio

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

  • 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 conducts premiere of his 4th Symphony ("Requiem") with the Boston Symphony; Wins Pulitzer Prize for Music, 1944
  • 1957-04-09 Howard Hanson's "Song of Democracy" premieres in Washington, D.C.
  • 1968-02-29 Howard Hanson's 6th Symphony, premieres