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Harold Arlen

Harold Arlen

Composer: Harold Arlen

Dates: 15 February 1905 – 23 April 1986

Nationality: American

Title of Piece: Stormy Weather


Brief Biography: Arlen was a composer of popular music and has written over 500 songs. His compositions combine American conventialism with the blues making his work popular with jazz musicians. Arlen was hired by Metro-Goldwyn-Myer to compose the songs for the movie The Wizard of Oz.