Howard Hanson

1896 - 1981

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Howard Harold Hanson (October 28, 1896 – February 26, 1981) was an American composer, conductor, educator, music theorist, and champion of American classical music. As director for 40 years of the Eastman School of Music, he built a high-quality school and provided opportunities for commissioning and performing American music. In 1944, he won a Pulitzer Prize for his Symphony No. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Howard Hanson has received more than 188,860 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Howard Hanson is the 1,110th most popular composer (down from 950th in 2019), the 7,681st most popular biography from United States (down from 6,944th in 2019) and the 84th most popular American Composer.

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Among composers, Howard Hanson ranks 1,110 out of 1,228Before him are Masaaki Suzuki, Gavin Bryars, David Raksin, Spike Jones, Junkie XL, and David Arnold. After him are John Debney, John Kander, H. C. Robbins Landon, Lepo Sumera, Jocelyn Pook, and Nicholas Hooper.

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Among people born in 1896, Howard Hanson ranks 193Before him are Liam O'Flaherty, William Gopallawa, Jack Pickford, Rogers Hornsby, Enrique Hertzog, and Walter Breuning. After him are Alister Hardy, Okuro Oikawa, Ethel Waters, Albert Ball, Horacio Muñoz, and Robert E. Sherwood. Among people deceased in 1981, Howard Hanson ranks 194Before him are Karl Struss, Robert Moses, Nils Asther, Francis Hunter, Boris Sagal, and Paddy Chayefsky. After him are Dragutin Najdanović, Vera-Ellen, Ann Harding, Bronisław Malinowski, Eric Williams, and Ariel Durant.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Howard Hanson ranks 7,681 out of 15,968Before him are Maggie McNamara (1928), Chanel Preston (1985), Mark Sandrich (1900), Ava Max (1994), Garret Dillahunt (1964), and Walter Breuning (1896). After him are J. Michael Straczynski (1954), Otto Kruger (1885), Julian Casablancas (1978), Bob Welch (1945), Chris Poland (1957), and Evelyn Ashford (1957).

Among COMPOSERS In United States

Among composers born in United States, Howard Hanson ranks 84Before him are William Schuman (1910), Marco Beltrami (1966), Brad Fiedel (1951), Harry Warren (1893), David Raksin (1912), and Spike Jones (1911). After him are John Debney (1956), John Kander (1927), H. C. Robbins Landon (1926), Earl Scruggs (1924), Charles Tomlinson Griffes (1884), and Christopher Young (1958).