(photo of Morton Gould)
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About Morton Gould-
1995- Pulitzer Prize Recipient for Music
1994- Kennedy Center Honor
1966- Grammy Award
Local and World Musician/Composer
Born- Richmond Hill, NY December 10, 1913
Died- Orlando, FL February 21, 1996
Richmond Hill, NY is very fortunate indeed to say that Morton Gould
was born and raised in this community.
Morton Gould grew up on Hillside Avenue and 124th Street and attended
school at PS 54 which is located on 126th Street and Hillside Avenue, where
he would perform and play his original composition on the occasion of his
graduation class- the beginning of a long and fruitful career!
A child prodigy, he composed and published his first work, "Just Six",
at the age of six.
Violet Fiero who grew up with the young Morton Gould, who lived across
the street from her home recalled, "We were in PS 54 together, and one
day we were to be honored by being invited to the Assembly Room to listen
to him play a thirteen-page concerto that he had just composed. Everyone
just marvelled at what he had done."
After graduating, Morton went on to study at the Institute of Musical
Art (now the Juilliard School).
A versatile composer, he had written in many genres, including Broadway
musicals, as well as composing for Radio, Television and Film. Morton also
wrote three symphonies, and was president of ASCAP