Thompson, Randall

Thompson, Randall

(1899–1984) composer; born in New York City. Harvard-educated, he taught at various schools including Harvard (1948–65) while composing genteel, often nationalistic works that were popular mainly in the 1940s and 1950s.
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CUTLINE: Awaiting last night's graduation are, from left: Hannah Thompson, Randall Smith, Matthew Smith and Kal Smith.
Like Thompson, Randall also seeks to rescue those whose ways of life were destroyed by industrialization and whose resistance to the incursions of capitalist industry failed from "the enormous condescension of posterity." He shows the nature of the work and the importance of the community and family relations that they sought to protect.