Dana Suesse

Dana Suesse, composer and lyricist, was a child prodigy. She gave her first concert at nine years old, a Rachmaninoff prelude. She moved to New York at 16 and began writing songs. She was soon playing the piano in Paul Whitehman’s Orchestra two years later with the hits “Syncopated love song” and “Ho-Hum”. After many years of “academic” composition, she started to write popular songs. These included the music for The Casa Manana Show, a nightclub revue. She also composed the scores for Sweet Surrender and Young Man With A Horn. Suesse studied briefly in Paris with Nadia Boulanger, before eventually returning to full-time composition. Allmusic

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