Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Grofe, Ferde


(1892-1972), American composer and pianist, studied music from his mother and brother, played viola for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, conducted a concert for his works at Carnegie Hall, won an Academy Award for his film score'Minstrel Man'(1944), he composed 20 orchestral tone poems(Grand Canyon suite), 3 ballets, film scores, and chamber music.

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