A photograph of Leslie Bassett, a 1947 Fresno State graduate who in 1966 won the Pulitzer Prize in composition for “Variations for Orchestra,” rests atop a collection of his compositions housed in the Music & Media section of the Fresno State Henry Madden Library. Bassett, a Hanford native, died last month at the age of 93.
A photograph of Leslie Bassett, a 1947 Fresno State graduate who in 1966 won the Pulitzer Prize in composition for “Variations for Orchestra,” rests atop a collection of his compositions housed in the Music & Media section of the Fresno State Henry Madden Library. Bassett, a Hanford native, died last month at the age of 93. JOHN WALKER jwalker@fresnobee.com
A photograph of Leslie Bassett, a 1947 Fresno State graduate who in 1966 won the Pulitzer Prize in composition for “Variations for Orchestra,” rests atop a collection of his compositions housed in the Music & Media section of the Fresno State Henry Madden Library. Bassett, a Hanford native, died last month at the age of 93. JOHN WALKER jwalker@fresnobee.com

Remembering Leslie Bassett, a Fresno State Pulitzer Prize-winner

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