Norman Dello Joio

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Birthday
24, 1913
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jul 24, 2008 (95)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
24, 1913
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jul 24, 2008 (95)

About

Pulitzer Prize winner for "Meditations on Ecclesiastes" in 1957. He won an Emmy for "The Louvre," a 1964 NBC special.

Before Fame

He received a scholarship to the Juilliard School in 1939, where he was a student of the great composer Bernard Wagenaar.

Trivia

He began collaborating with Martha Graham in 1948, writing for her 'Diversion of Angels,' 'Seraphic Dialogue,' and 'Symphony: The Triumph of Saint Joan,' a reworking of a previous chamber orchestra piece.

Family Life

His son Norman became an American Olympic medalist in equestrian and his other son Justin became a composer. His godfather was Pietro Yon, longtime organist of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

Associated With

He studied with composer Paul Hindemith in 1941.

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