Personalities | Walter Piston | Modern Era | Classical

American composer

Piston studied in Paris with Nadia Boulanger and Dukas, then taught at Harvard University (Leonard Bernstein and Elliott Carter, 1908–2012, were among his pupils), publishing several composition textbooks. His music, including eight symphonies, is neo-classical, athletically energetic and graceful.

Recommended Recording:
The Incredible Flutist, New York PO (cond) Leonard Bernstein (Sony)

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