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Gould, Morton

Born: 1913 AD
Died: 1996 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Composers

1913 – Born in Richmond Hill, New York on the 10th of December.

1935 – He was conducting and arranging orchestral programs for New York’s WOR radio station, where he reached a national audience via the Mutual Broadcasting System, combining popular programming with classical music.

1940 – Gould appeared on the Cresta Blanca Carnival program as well as The Chrysler Hour on CBS where he reached an audience of millions.

1966 – He won a Grammy Award for his recording of Charles Ives’ first symphony, with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

1983 – Gould received the American Symphony Orchestra League’s Gold Baton Award.

1986 – He was president of ASCAP.

1993 – His work "Ghost Waltzes" was commissioned for the ninth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.

1994 – Gould received the Kennedy Center Honor in recognition of lifetime contributions to American culture.

1995 – Gould was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Stringmusic, a composition commissioned by the National Symphony Orchestra in recognition of the final season of director Mstislav Rostropovich.

1996 – Died on the 21st of February.

2005 – He was honored with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.