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Leslie Bassett, FAAR 1963

Leslie Bassett, FAAR 1963
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Composer Leslie Bassett died on February 4, 2016 in Oakwood Georgia.

Leslie Bassett was 93. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1966 for Variations for Orchestra (1963) which was premiered by the Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Eugene Ormandy. Besides his Academy fellowship he received a Guggenheim fellowship and a Fulbright fellowship. Bassett taught at the University of Michigan for 40 years and was the Albert A. Stanley distinguished university professor emeritus of composition at the time of his death. His obituary was published in the New York Times.