Music: The Year's Best

Recognition has been a long time in coming to Negro Composer Howard Swanson, 42. Swanson knew at the age of nine that he wanted to be a musician, but he was 21 before he was able to begin well-rounded training. Working nights in a post office to support his family, he managed to put himself through the Cleveland Institute of Music. He won a fellowship to study composition in Paris. When the Germans took over, he fled to Spain, then returned to the U.S. and a routine job with the Bureau of Internal Revenue....

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