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Howard Swanson

Howard Swanson was an American composer. Swanson studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music and was then taught by Nadia Boulanger in Paris. He received fellowships, awards and prizes. His preference was for linear construction and lyrical works with subtle tonal centers. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia and died in New York City. Many African-American composers have been lauded for the high quality of their song writing. Particularly praised are the songs of Howard...

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