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Goldman, Richard Franko (07 December 1910–19 January 1980), composer, conductor, and author, was born Richard Henry Maibrunn Goldman in New York City, the son of the famed bandmaster Edwin Franko Goldman and Adelaide Maibrunn Goldman. Richard grew up in a stimulating musical and intellectual environment. He attended Townsend Harris High School, affiliated with the City College of New York for exceptionally gifted children, from which he graduated at age sixteen. He then decided to study music. Clarence Adler taught him piano and composition, and Pietro Floridia, an opera composer, taught him compositional technique by having him copy, note for note, operatic scores of the masters....