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Encyclopedia > Ellen Zwilich

Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (born April 30, 1939) is an American post-modernist composer (writing in a neo-romantic style). April 30 is the 120th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (121st in leap years), with 245 days remaining. ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Postmodernism (sometimes abbreviated pomo) is a term applied to a wide-ranging set of developments in critical theory, philosophy, architecture, art, literature, and culture, which are generally characterized as either emerging from, in reaction to, or superseding, modernism. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ... Neoromanticism in music was a trend in European classical music started in second half of 19th century in Germany. ...


Born in Miami, Florida, she went on to study with Elliott Carter and became the first female composer to win the Pulitzer Prize. In 1995, she was named to the first Composer's Chair in the history of Carnegie Hall. She is a Distinguished Professor of Music at Florida State University. Nickname: The Magic City Location in Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Elliott Cook Carter, Jr. ... The gold medal awarded for Public Service in Journalism The Pulitzer Prize is an American award regarded as the highest honor in print journalism, literary achievements, and musical compositions. ... Carnegie Hall Carnegie Hall is a concert venue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City located at 881 7th Avenue, occupying the east stretch of 7th Avenue between West 56th Street and West 57th Street. ... Florida State University, also commonly referred to as FSU or Florida State, is the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida. ...


Works

  • Concerto Grosso
  • Three Movements for Orchestra (Symphony No. 1) Pulitzer Prize for Music, 1983
  • Celebration for Orchestra (1984)
  • Symphony No. 4 "The Gardens" for Chorus, Children's Chorus and Orchestra (sponsored by Michigan State University)
  • Concerto for Horn and String Orchestra (1993)
  • Concerto for Bass Trombone, Strings, Timpani and Cymbals (1989).
  • Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra (1990)

The Pulitzer Prize for Music was first awarded in 1943. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Michigan State University (MSU) is a public university in East Lansing, Michigan. ...

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Music Associates of America Roster ~ Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (272 words)
Widely considered to be one of America's leading composers, Ellen Taaffe Zwilich was born in Miami, Florida in 1939.
Zwilich is the recipient of numerous prizes and honors, including the 1983 Pulitzer Prize in Music (the first woman ever to receive this coveted award).
She was elected to the Florida Artists Hall of Fame and the American Academy of Arts and Letters and, in 1995, was named to the first Composer's Chair in the history of Carnegie Hall.
FSU College of Music . Faculty & Staff . Faculty (245 words)
ELLEN TAAFFE ZWILICH, Francis Eppes Distinguished Professor, is widely considered to be one of America's leading composers.
Zwilich is the recipient of numerous prizes and honors, including the 1983 Pulitzer Prize in Music (the first woman ever to receive this coveted award).
A prolific composer in all media except opera, Zwilich has produced four symphonies and other orchestral essays, numerous concertos for a wide variety of solo instruments, and a sizable canon of chamber and recital pieces.
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