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us: Freeman, H. Lawrence (Harry Lawrence), 1869-1954


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    • us: Freeman, Harry Lawrence, 1869-1954
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    • us: Freeman, Harry Lawrence, 1869-1954
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1869-10-09
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1954-03-21
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Cleveland (Ohio)
    • Death Place

        (naf) New York (N.Y.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Pekin (Organization : Chicago, Ill.)
    • Organization

        (naf) Pekin (Organization : Chicago, Ill.)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Freeman Grand Opera Company
        • Organization: Freeman School of Music
        • Organization: Freeman School of Grand Opera
    • Organization

        Freeman Grand Opera Company
    • Organization

        Freeman School of Music
    • Organization

        Freeman School of Grand Opera
    • Gender

        male
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  • Sources

    • found: If thou didst love, c1935: t.p. (H. Lawrence Freeman)
    • found: Berry, L. Bio. dict. of black musicians and music educators, 1978 (Freeman, Harry Lawrence; b. Cleveland, Oct. 9, 1869; d. New York, March 24, 1954; composer)
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed January 22, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Freeman, Harry Lawrence; composer / arranger, orchestral conductor; born 09 October 1869 in Cleveland, Ohio, United States; first notable work was opera, The Martyr, composed (1893); formed the Freeman Grand Opera Company; music director of the Chicago's Pekin Theater, of the road show John Larkins Musical Comedy, and for entertainer Ernest Hogan's Rufus Rastus company (1906); established the Freeman School of Music and the Freeman School of Grand Opera (1910); critical acclaim fom opera Voodoo (1928); famous titles include, An African Kraal, The Octoroon,Valdo, The Tryst, The Plantation, Athalia, and Vendetta (1903-1924); first recognized African American for operatic compositions; honors include, a William E. Harmon Foundation first-place award (1930); died 21 March 1954 in New York, New York, United States)
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