Howard Swanson was born in Atlanta in , but moved with his parents in to Cleveland. A grant made it possible for him to continue his studies with Nadia Boulanger in France, but this was terminated by the Nazi invasion. Swanson left Paris by foot, leaving his music behind, one day before the city fell to the Nazis. It took him over a year of travels through Spain and Portugal to make his way back to the United States. Swanson was virtually unknown until Marian Anderson included his setting of The Negro Speaks of Rivers at Carnegie Hall in , and then the New York Critics Circle decided American composers were now well enough advanced that they could bestow their annual award on a local composer. Swanson was selected, and his Short Symphony was acclaimed the best new work performed in New York during the season.
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Swanson was born in Atlanta, Georgia on August 18, As a young boy he often sang in his church, sometimes performing duets with his mother. Howard Swanson now had to earn money to support the family. After high school graduation he worked in the Cleveland Post Office. In , as his circumstances improved, Swanson decided to continue his education. In he received a Rosenwald Fellowship which allowed him to study in Paris, France with famed music instructor Nadia Boulanger. Swanson had planned to pursue graduate studies in Paris but in he was forced to evacuate Paris as the German Army overran France.
Howard Swanson — November 12, was an American composer. His preference was for linear construction and lyrical works with subtle tonal centers. Many African-American composers have been lauded for the high quality of their song writing. Particularly praised are the songs of Howard Swanson.
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