American composer Roy Harris studied at the University of California at Berkeley, and from 1926-29 in Paris. He was also educated by his mother in piano and clarinet. In 1933 he composed the first American symphony to be commercially recorded together with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Harris had his biggest breakthrough with his Third Symphony. He composed over 170 works including chamber music, choral works, and fifteen symphonies. From 1924-60 Harris taught at various American universities. He was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in 1957 and the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters in 1979.
Mixed Music, Compositions For Orchestra