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Howard Hanson

Born: 28-Oct-1896
Birthplace: Wahoo, NE
Died: 26-Feb-1981
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Cremated (ashes scattered)

Gender: Male
Religion: Lutheran
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Composer

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Symphony No. 4

Father: Hans Hanson
Mother: Hilma Christina Eckstrom
Wife: Margaret Elizabeth Nelson ("Peggy", m. 24-Jul-1946)

    University: Luther College, Wahoo, NE (1911)
    University: Institute of Musical Art, New York City
    University: BA, Northwestern University (1916)
    Professor: College of the Pacific (1919-24)
    Administrator: Director, Eastman School of Music (1924-64)

    Pulitzer Prize for Music 1944 for Symphony No. 4
    Swedish Ancestry

Author of books:
Harmonic Materials of Modern Music: Resources of the Tempered Scale (1960, music theory)

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