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28 October, 2012
(1910 - 1981)
||Born 9 March in West Chester, Pennsylvania|
||Begins piano lessons, and starts composing|
||Enters Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia|
||Receives a Pulitzer Travelling Scholarship; on a visit to Italy, makes friends with Arturo Toscanini|
||Following the entry of the U.S. into World War II, was drafted into the Army Air Corps. Dedicates his Symphony No.2 to them.|
||Wins the New York Music Critics Circle Award for his Cello Concerto|
||His opera Vanessa wins another Pulitzer Prize and is the first American opera to be staged at the Salzburg Festival|
||His opera Antony and Cleopatra is the Met's first premiere.|
||Dies 23 January, in New York|