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26 June, 2013
(1900 - 1990)
||Born 14 November, in Brooklyn, New York; son of Russian Jewish immigrants|
||Begins music lessons with the eminent teacher and composer Rubin Goldmark|
||Continues his studies in France, where he is taught by Nadia Boulanger|
||Back home, the first performance of his Symphony for Organ and Orchestra (with Nadia Boulanger as soloist) creates a sensation|
||Composes El Salón México, marking the beginning of his "Americana" phase; founds the American Composer's Alliance for promotion of new music.|
||Joins staff of Berkshire Music Center, Tanglewood, Massachusetts, where he teaches for 25 years|
||Ballet Appalachian Spring wins a Pulitzer Prize|
||Dies 2 December, in New York|