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Walter Piston

AKA Walter Hamor Piston

Born: 20-Jan-1894
Birthplace: Rockland, ME
Died: 12-Nov-1976
Location of death: Belmont, MA
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, MA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Composer

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Symphony No. 3

Military service: US Navy (band)

Father: Walter Piston, Sr.
Brother: Edward Piston
Wife: Kathryn Nason (d. 1976)

    High School: Mechanical Arts High School, Boston, MA (1912)
    University: Massachusetts School of Art
    University: Harvard University (1924-26)
    Professor: Harvard University (1944-60)

    Pulitzer Prize for Music 1948 for Symphony No. 3
    Pulitzer Prize for Music 1961 for Symphony No. 7
    Italian Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Diabetes

Author of books:
Principles of Harmonic Analysis (1933, music theory)
Harmony (1941, music theory)
Counterpoint (1947, music theory)
Orchestration (1955, music theory)

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