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John Corigliano

(b. 1938)


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(b NY, 1938).

Amer. composer. Studied Columbia Univ., then with Luening and Giannini, and privately with Creston. Worked for NY radio station 1959–64. Mus. dir. Morris Th., NJ, 1962–4. Mus. producer CBS tv 1961–72. Teacher at Lehman Coll., NY, from 1972 (prof. from 1986). Comp.‐in‐res. with Chicago SO 1987–9. Works incl. 2 operas (The Naked Carmen (1970), and The Ghosts of Versailles (1980–91); sym. No.1 (1989–90), No.2, str. (2000), No.3 (Circus Maximus), large wind ens. (2004); concs. for pf. (1968), ob. (1975), cl. (1977), fl. (1981), vn. (2003); vn. sonata (1963); Poem in October, ten., orch. (1970); Dodecaphonia, mez., pf. (1997); Vocalise, sop., orch. (1999); Forever Young, sop., unacc. ch. (2000); One Sweet Morning, female ch., pf. (2005); Kaleidoscope, 2 pf. (1959); Etude Fantasy, pf. (1976); The Red Violin Caprices, vn. (1999); Snapshot: Circa 1909, str. qt. (2003).

Subjects: Music.


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