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Ellen Taaffe Zwilich

(b. 1939)


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(b Miami, 1939).

Amer. composer. Played in American SO 1965–72. Won Pulitzer Prize with sym. 1983. Teacher at Florida State Univ. Works incl.:

ballet:

Tanzspiel

(1987).

orch.:

Cello SymphonyThe Gardens

syms.: No.1 (1982), No.2 () (1985), No.3 (1992), No.4 (), ch., orch. (1999);

Symposium

(1973);

Passages

, sop., orch. (1982);

Prologue and Variations

, str. (1983);

Celebrations

(1984);

Concerto grosso 1985

(1985); pf. conc. (1986);

Images

, 2 pf., orch. (1987);

Symbolon

(1988); tb. conc. (1988); sym. for winds (1989); fl. conc. (1990); ob. conc. (1991); vn. & vc. conc. (1991); bn. conc. (1992); hn. & str. qt. conc. (1993);

Fantasy

(1993);

Romance

, vn., orch. (1993);

Amer. Conc

., tpt., orch. (1994); conc. for pf., vn., vc. (1995);

Jubilation

(1996);

Peanuts Gallery

, pf., orch. (1996); vn. conc. (1997);

Upbeat!

(1998);

Millennium Fantasy

, pf., orch. (2000);

Partita

, vn., str. (2000);

Openings

(2001); cl. conc. (2002);

Rituals

, 5 percs., orch. (2003).

vocal:

Einsame Nacht

, bar., pf. (1971);

Im Nebel

, cont., pf. (1972);

Trumpets

, sop., pf. (1974);

Emlékezet

, sop., pf. (1978);

Passages

, sop., fl., cl., vn., va., vc., pf., perc. (1981, orch. vers. 1982);

One Nation

, ch., orch., (1991).

chamber music:

vn. sonata (1973–4); str. qt. No.1 (1974), No.2 (1998); clarino qt. (1977);

Chamber Sym

., fl., cl., vn., va., vc., pf. (1979); str. trio (1982);

Divertimento

, fl., cl., vn., vc. (1983);

Intrada

, fl., cl., vn., vc., pf. (1983);

Double Quartet

, str. (1984);

Chamber Conc.

, tpt., 5 players (1984); pf. trio (1987); cl. quintet (1990);

Romance

, vn., pf. (1993);

Lament for Linus

, pf. (1996);

Episodes

, vn., pf. (2003); ob. qt. (2004).

Subjects: Music.


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