Skip to comments.Harold Shapero, Dead at 93 (American composer)
Posted on 05/19/2013 7:59:32 AM PDT by EveningStar
Harold Shapero, an American composer, pianist and longtime Professor of Music at Brandeis University, passed peacefully in his sleep on Friday, May 17, 2013 at the age of 93, following complications with pneumonia. Born in Lynn, Massachusetts on April 29, 1920, Shapero maintained a bold presence on the music scene in greater-Boston for the last 73 years. His friend Aaron Copland identified him with the American Stravinsky school of neo-classical composers that included lifelong friends and colleagues Arthur Berger, Leonard Bernstein and Irving Fine.
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His “Concerto for Untuned Piano and Bowling Ball” is classic. RIP
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