David Diamond David Diamond
Diamond was openly gay[3] long before it was socially acceptable, and believed his career was slowed by homophobia and antisemitism.[3][4] According to an obituary in The Guardian however, "He enjoyed enormous success in the 1940s and early '50s with champions that included Koussevitzky, Bernstein, Munch, Ormandy and Mitropoulos but, in the 1960s and '70s, the serial and modernist schools pushed him into the shadows."[5] The New York Times similarly referred to Diamond as "a major American composer whose early brilliance in the 1940's was eclipsed by the dominance of atonal music.

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