Notes on Music
1:58 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Harry S. Truman: "Music" Is His Middle Name?

A few composers are usually referred to by one or more of their initials, such as J.S. Bach or his son, C.P.E. Bach.  In these cases, the initials stand for actual names.

 It’s interesting that in the case of President Harry S. Truman, the “S” actually stood only for itself as an initial with no name represented.  His musical connection?  He enjoyed playing the piano.

President Harry S. Truman plays the piano in this photo from 1952.
President Harry S. Truman plays the piano in this photo from 1952.

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