Henry Cowell
Henry Cowell

About The Artist

American composer Henry Cowell’s life was action-packed. Born in 1897 to “philosophical anarchists” who settled in California, after his parents’ divorce he grew up largely in Menlo Park and San Francisco and also spent some of his youth in the mid-west and New York with his mother who home-schooled him. As a teenager struggling in menial jobs to while she was dying of cancer, he was discovered by a Stanford professor stunned by his enormous vocabulary and large portfolio of short pian... Read More

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"Henry Cowell remains arguably the most shamefully neglected major American composer." - Classics Today


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