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He was born in Australia, but
died in the United States.
He considered Beethoven, Dlius,
and Duke Ellington to be the three supreme composers.
He was the head of music at New
York University, but stopped teaching in 1933.
He believed the best music was
made by blue-eyed, fair-haired composers.
He married Ella Strom when he
was 46 years old.
He avoided using words with Greek
or Latin roots.
His mother committed suicide in
He hated most Western music tradition,
calling it, "filthy Sonata-Symphony form".
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When he performed concert tours,
he would often walk from town to town.