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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 197,655 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 20 in 2019). Howard Hanson is the 1,244th most popular composer (down from 1,101st in 2019), the 9,040th most popular biography from United States (down from 7,669th in 2019) and the 99th most popular American Composer.

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Among composers, Howard Hanson ranks 1,244 out of 1,216Before him are Vicente Amigo, John Wilbye, Earl Scruggs, Peter Warlock, R. D. Burman, and Joseph Lamb. After him are Masaaki Suzuki, Vincent Persichetti, Hamilton Harty, George Bruns, Näcip Cihanov, and Erkki-Sven Tüür.

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Among people born in 1896, Howard Hanson ranks 223Before him are Kathleen McKane Godfree, Gösta Runö, Ella Hall, Robert E. Sherwood, Alister Hardy, and Albert Ball. After him are Vilho Niittymaa, Charles Pahud de Mortanges, V. K. Krishna Menon, Marie Prevost, Carl Abrahamsson, and Heinz Prüfer. Among people deceased in 1981, Howard Hanson ranks 225Before him are Stefanie Clausen, Ella Hall, Paolo Mazza, Bronisław Malinowski, Cuth Harrison, and Ivan Udodov. After him are Morris Kirksey, Eric Williams, Alexey Okladnikov, Ann Harding, Pierre Korb, and Louise Lorraine.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Howard Hanson ranks 9,040 out of 18,182Before him are Sam Rivers (1923), Shannon Leto (1970), DJ Qualls (1978), Gail Russell (1924), Erik King (1963), and Dave Farrell (1977). After him are Del Harris (1937), Wendie Jo Sperber (1958), Phillip Rhee (1960), Tony MacAlpine (1960), Lukas Haas (1976), and Stephen F. Cohen (1938).

Among COMPOSERS In United States

Among composers born in United States, Howard Hanson ranks 99Before him are Christopher Young (1958), David Raksin (1912), Mark Mancina (1957), Vincent Youmans (1898), Earl Scruggs (1924), and Joseph Lamb (1887). After him are Vincent Persichetti (1915), George Bruns (1914), Jerry Bock (1928), Shirley Walker (1945), Lou Harrison (1917), and Don Davis (1957).