Bezanson, Philip Thomas 6.jan.1916-11.mar.1975 USA Massachusetts, Athol - Hadley
teacher, 1920 moved with his parents to Syracuse NY and 1930 to Hartford Connecticut, studied with David Stanley Smith and Richard Donovan at Yale University in New Haven Connecticut, with Philip Greeley Clapp at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, 1953 received a Fromm Found grant, 1960 National Association College Wind and Percussion Instructors Publication award, 1965 Society for Publication of American Music grant, 1967 Guggenheim grant, 1954-1964 professor at the University of Iowa, 1964-1973 professor and from 1973 head of the music department at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, 1975 residing at 15 Highland Circle Hadley ; son of engineer Claude E Bezanson (Canada Nova Scotia, Hansport 7.sep.1882-29.dec.1963 Hartford/Iowa City) and Blanche E (Canada Nova Scotia 1881-) ; he married Lillian Elizabeth Carlson (Connecticut, West Hartford 27.apr.1913-12.oct.2009 Hadley)

Title Parts

[] Symphony no2. 1950
[] Piano concerto. 1952 rev1960
[] Rondo-prelude. Orchestra. 1954
[] String quartet no2. 1961
[] Golden child. Opera
NBC-TV Hallmark Hall of Fame 1960

[] Diversion. Brass trio. 1964
[] String quartet. 1965
[] Sinfonia concertante. Orchestra. Iowa City 1972
[] Prelude and dance. Brass sextet
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