Piston, Walter (Hamor)
- Howard Pollack
(b Rockland, ME, 20 Jan 1894; d Belmont, MA, 12 Nov 1976). American composer and teacher. His family was largely of English origin, though his paternal grandfather, Antonio Pistone, an Italian seaman, arrived in Maine from Genoa. In 1905 the family moved from Rockland, Maine, to Boston, where Piston, after concentrating on engineering in high school, studied art at the Massachusetts Normal Art School (...