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26/02/1981 Composer Howard Hanson dies at 84

Howard Hanson was an American composer, conductor, and music theorist. For 40 years he was a director of the Eastman School of Music. In 1944, he won a Pulitzer Prize for his Symphony no. 4, subtitled Requiem. His Song of Democracy was performed at the inaugural concert for incoming U.S. President Richard Nixon.