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Ferde Grofe (Composer)

Born: 27th March 1892, New York City, NY. United States

Died: 3rd April 1972, Santa Monica, California, United States

Nationality: American

Ferdinand Rudolph von Grofé, known as Ferde Grofé (pronounced Fur-dee Grow-fay) was an American composer, arranger, pianist and instrumentalist. He is best known for his 1931 five-movement tone poem, Grand Canyon Suite.

During the 1920s and 1930s, he went by the name Ferdie Grofé.

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