Born in 1896 in Wahoo, Nebraska of Swedish descent, he was the first American composer to win the Prix de Rome. An ardent supporter of American music, he won the Pulitzer Prize in Music in 1944 for his Symphony no. 4, op. 34. He was the director of the Eastman School of Music from 1924 to 1964. He died in Rochester , New York, in 1981.

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Institute for American Music History: Howard Hanson
Offers information about the Institute, founded by the composer. Also includes a short biography by Ruth Watanabe.
Classical Net - Basic Repertoire List - Hanson
Picture, and information about three symphonies.
Hanson, Howard (1896 - 1981)
Biographical data, recommended CDs, books and sheet music, bibliography, and links to biographical essays from Dr. Estrella's Incredibly Abridged Dictionary of Composers.
Howard Hanson
Brief profile with two portrait photographs from the Northwester University Alumni Exhibit.
Howard Hanson
Biographical sketch noting major works and awards with virtual memorial from Find a Grave.
Howard Hanson
Biography, discography and information about the premier at the Metropolitan Opera of Merry Mount including the cast of characters, synopsis, and performance history.
Howard Hanson
Brief filmography from the Internet Movie Database (IMDb) with links to related material.
Howard Hanson
Catalog of works, profile of life, and photograph from Musicalics.
Howard Hanson (1896-1981)
Listing with the Lied and Art Song Texts Page at REC Music linked to text of Whitman poem he arranged for chorus.
Naxos: Howard Hanson
Biographical sketch noting his affinity for working in a Romantic, European style and influence upon American music with portrait sketch and discography.
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