Walter Piston

1894 - 1976

Walter Piston

Walter Hamor Piston Jr, (January 20, 1894 – November 12, 1976), was an American composer of classical music, music theorist, and professor of music at Harvard University. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Walter Piston has received more than 96,742 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 876th most popular composer.

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Among composers, Walter Piston ranks 876 out of 1,008Before him are Yuri Shaporin, Morton Gould, Lee Konitz, Leo Ornstein, Edvard Mirzoyan, and Arthur Bliss. After him are Arthur Benjamin, Conlon Nancarrow, Klaus Badelt, Otakar Ševčík, Carter Burwell, and Eduard Künneke.

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Among people born in 1894, Walter Piston ranks 146Before him are Mikheil Chiaureli, Nita Naldi, C. R. Swart, John Lennard-Jones, Alfred Berger, and Billy Gilbert. After him are Pelageya Shajn, Bill Johnston, Jack Benny, Nicolas Slonimsky, Billy Bishop, and Ernesto Ambrosini. Among people deceased in 1976, Walter Piston ranks 135Before him are Saneatsu Mushanokōji, Jimmy Reed, Conduelo Píriz, John C. Slater, Stanley Baker, and Mariano Ospina Pérez. After him are John Ainsworth-Davis, Julius Döpfner, Haddon Sundblom, Murtala Mohammed, Hermann Jónasson, and Wilhelmina von Bremen.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Walter Piston ranks 4,967 out of 12,171Before him are Marshmello (1992), Richard Burgi (1958), Wynton Marsalis (1961), Gerald McRaney (1947), Nick Adams (1931), and Janet Reno (1938). After him are Eli Roth (1972), Tara Reid (1975), Matt Bomer (1977), Tessa Thompson (1983), David Mamet (1947), and Judy Collins (1939).

Among COMPOSERS In United States

Among composers born in United States, Walter Piston ranks 50Before him are Edward MacDowell (1860), Harry Partch (1901), Marvin Hamlisch (1944), W. C. Handy (1873), Morton Gould (1913), and Lee Konitz (1927). After him are Conlon Nancarrow (1912), Carter Burwell (1954), Roger Sessions (1896), Glenn Branca (1948), Paul Whiteman (1890), and Milton Babbitt (1916).