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HOWARD HAROLD HANSON - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED 05/14/1965 - HFSID 165719

HOWARD HANSON Autograph Note on an index card with a magazine photo of him attached, signed and dated by Hanson in 1965 Autograph Note signed: "To Norman Jones/with kind regards/Howard Hanson/May 14th 1965", 5x3 index card with 1¾x1¾ magazine photo affixed to upper left corner.

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HOWARD HANSON
Autograph Note on an index card with a magazine photo of him attached, signed and dated by Hanson in 1965
Autograph Note signed: "To Norman Jones/with kind regards/Howard Hanson/May 14th 1965", 5x3 index card with 1¾x1¾ magazine photo affixed to upper left corner. Pencil note (unknown hand) at lower edge. Howard H. Hanson (1896-1981) was an American composer, conductor and music educator. He was awarded the Prix de Rome in 1921 for two works: "The California Forest Play," his first composition; and a symphonic poem, "Before the Dawn." His Symphony No. 1 ("Nordic") was first performed in 1923. His Symphony No. 2 ("the Romantic") was commissioned for the 50th anniversary of the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 1930. (This symphony reached a new audience in 1979 on the soundtrack of the science fiction film Alien.) His opera, "Merry Mount," the first with an American composer and American librettist on an American theme, debuted at New York's Metropolitan Opera in 1943, receiving 50 curtain calls, still a record. Hanson's Symphony No. 4 ("Requiem") earned a Pulitzer in 1944. Another original composition, "Song of Democracy", inspired by the verse of Walt Whitman, was first performed at President Nixon's inaugural concert in 1969. Hanson headed the Eastman School of Music for 40 years (1924-1964). Fine condition.

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