Brant, Henry (Dreyfus)(1913– ) composer; born in Montreal, Canada. A student of Copland and Antheil, he was a leading avant-gardist of the 1920s and 1930s; he became increasingly interested in music for multiple ensembles separated spatially. He also taught at colleges including Columbia University, Juilliard, and Bennington College.
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