Contemplazione Alfredo Catalani
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Leroy Anderson: A life in pictures
In 1925 Anderson entered Harvard, where he played trombone, organ and double bass, and studied composition and orchestration. He received a Masters degree in Music in 1930 and continued working towards a PhD in languages. He spoke English and Swedish and eventually became fluent in Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic, German, French, Italian, and Portuguese.