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John Corigliano (b. February 16, 1938) is an American composer of classical music and a teacher of music. February 16 is the 47th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... This article discusses classical music in the first sense (see below). ...

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Biography

Corigliano was born in New York City to a musical family. His father, John Corigliano, Sr., was concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic for 23 years, and his mother a pianist. He is a former student of Otto Luening, Vittorio Giannini and Paul Creston. He studied composition at Columbia University and at the Manhattan School of Music. Before achieving success as composer, Corigliano worked as assistant to the director on the Leonard Bernstein Young People's Concerts, and as a session producer for classical artists such as Andre Watts. New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... The New York Philharmonic is the oldest active symphony orchestra in the United States, organized during 1842. ... Otto Luening (born June 15, 1900 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; died September 2, 1996 in New York City) was an American composer and an early pioneer of electronic music. ... Vittorio Giannini (October 19, 1903 – November 28, 1966) was an neoromantic American composer of operas, songs, symphonies, and band works. ... Paul Creston (born Giuseppe Guttoveggio October 10, 1906 in New York City – died August 24, 1985 in San Diego, California) was an American composer of classical music. ... Columbia University is a private research university in the United States. ... The Manhattan School of Music is one of Americas leading music conservatories located in New York City that offers degrees on the bachelors, masters, and doctoral levels in the areas of classical and jazz performance and composition. ... Leonard Bernstein in 1971 Leonard Bernstein (IPA pronunciation: )[1] (August 25, 1918 – October 14, 1990) was an American conductor, composer, and pianist. ... The Young Peoples Concerts was a series of performances by the New York Philharmonic, designed to open the world of music to children and to encourage youth to be more involved in music. ... Andr Watts is a classical pianist. ...


Most of Corigliano's work has been for symphony orchestra. He employs a wide variety of styles, sometimes even within the same work but, aims to make his work accessible to a relatively large audience. He has written symphonies, as well as works for string orchestra, and wind band. Additionally, Corigliano has written concerti for clarinet, flute, violin, oboe, and piano; film scores; various chamber and solo instrument works, and the opera, The Ghosts of Versailles. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A string orchestra is an orchestra composed solely of stringed instruments. ... A wind band, also called concert band, symphonic band, or wind ensemble, is a performing ensemble consisting of woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments, and string bass. ... Origin Etymology Concerto (from the Latin concertus, from certare, to strive, also confused with concentus), in its most general sense, is a name for a piece of classical music in which there are two distinct groups of instruments, one larger than the other. ... Chamber music is a form of classical music, written for a small group of instruments which traditionally could be accommodated in a palace chamber. ... The Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy. ... The Ghosts of Versailles is an opera in two acts by John Corigliano to an English libretto by William M. Hoffman, suggested by the play La Mère coupable (The Guilty Mother) by Pierre Beaumarchais. ...


The younger Corigliano first came to prominence in 1964 when, at the age of 26, his Sonata for Violin and Piano (1963) was the first and only winner of the chamber-music competition of the Spoleto Festival of Two Worlds in Italy. Support from Meet the Composer, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Guggenheim Foundation followed, as did important commissions. For the New York Philharmonic he composed his Vocalise (1999), Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra (1977) and Fantasia on an Ostinato (1986); for the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, he wrote Poem in October (1970); for the New York State Council on the Arts he composed the Oboe Concerto (1975); for flutist James Galway he wrote the Pied Piper Fantasy (1982). The Boston Symphony Orchestra commissioned and introduced his Promenade Overture (1981), as well as the Symphony No. 2 (2001); the National Symphony Orchestra commissioned the evening-length A Dylan Thomas Trilogy (1960, rev. 1999).


In 1991 he was awarded the Grawemeyer Award for his Symphony No. 1 (1991) which was inspired by the AIDS crisis. In 2001 he received the Pulitzer Prize for his Symphony No. 2 (2001). Corigliano composed dramatic scores for the 1980 film Altered States, the 1985 film Revolution and Francois Girard's 1997 film, The Red Violin. Revolution is one of Corigliano's most impressive creations although it is less known, as it was never released in any recorded format. Corigliano did, however, export portions of the score for use in his first symphony. Portions of the score to The Red Violin where also used in his Violin Concerto (2003). In 1970 Corigliano teamed up with David Hess to create The Naked Carmen. In a recent communication with David Hess, Hess acknowledged that The Naked Carmen was originally conceived by John Corigliano and himself as a way to update the most popular opera of our time referring to Bizet's Carmen. Mercury Records wanted the classical and popular divisions to work together and after a meeting with Joe Bott, Scott Mampe and Bob Reno it was decided to proceed with the project. In Hess's own words, the project was "a collective decision." The Grawemeyer Award is a prestigious and lucrative award presented each year by the University of Louisville in the state of Kentucky, United States. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... The Pulitzer Prize for Music was first awarded in 1943. ... The year 1980 in film involved some significant events. ... Altered States is the name of both a novel (ISBN 0060107278) and a film adaptation of that novel, both written by Paddy Chayefsky. ... // 3 December - Roger Moore steps down from the role of James Bond after twelve years and seven films. ... Revolution is a 1985 film, directed by Hugh Hudson, written by Robert Dillon and starring Al Pacino, Donald Sutherland, Nastassja Kinski, Joan Plowright, Dave King, Annie Lennox, Steven Berkoff, Graham Greene, and Robbie Coltrane. ... (Redirected from 1997 film) See also: 1996 in film, other events of 1997, 1998 in film, list of years in film. Events Summer - Production begins on Star Wars, Episode I - The Phantom Menace. ... The Red Violin (French: Le Violon rouge, German: Die Rote Geige, Italian: Il Violino Rosso, Mandarin: 红提琴) is a Canadian film released on November 13, 1998 (in the USA on June 11, 1999). ... The Red Violin (French: Le Violon rouge, German: Die Rote Geige, Italian: Il Violino Rosso, Mandarin: 红提琴) is a Canadian film released on November 13, 1998 (in the USA on June 11, 1999). ... David Alexander Hess (born September 19, 1942) is an American actor and songwriter. ... The Naked Carmen is a 1970 recording by David Hess and John Corigliano. ... David Alexander Hess (born September 19, 1942) is an American actor and songwriter. ... Georges Bizet (October 25, 1838 – June 3, 1875), was a French composer of the romantic era best known for his opera Carmen. ... Poster from the 1875 premiere of Carmen Carmen is a French opera by Georges Bizet. ...


Among Corigliano's students are David S. Sampson, Eric Whitacre, Elliot Goldenthal, John Mackey, Avner Dorman, Mason Bates, Jefferson Friedman. In 1996, The Corigliano Quartet was founded, taking his name in tribute. Corigliano, who is openly gay, lives with his partner, composer Mark Adamo in New York City.[1] This article is about the American composer. ... Image:Ew-bw-lowres. ... Elliot Goldenthal, born on May 2, 1954, in Brooklyn, New York City, is an American composer of contemporary music and has written works for concert hall, theater, dance and film. ... John Mackey (born October 1, 1973) is an American composer of classical music, with an emphasis on music for wind band, as well as orchestra. ... Avner Dorman (born April 14, 1975 in Tel Aviv, Israel) is an Israeli composer. ... The Corigliano Quartet is a classical music string quartet founded in 1996 with the blessing of the Pulitzer-, Grammy-, and Oscar-winning John Corigliano. ... Domestic partner or domestic partnership identifies the personal relationship between individuals who are living together and sharing a common domestic life together but are not joined in any type of legal partnership, marriage or civil union. ... Mark Adamo (1962-) is an American composer and librettist who was born in Philadelphia. ...


Awards

1985 Revolution The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is a British organization that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, childrens film and television, and interactive media. ... Revolution is a 1985 film, directed by Hugh Hudson, written by Robert Dillon and starring Al Pacino, Donald Sutherland, Nastassja Kinski, Joan Plowright, Dave King, Annie Lennox, Steven Berkoff, Graham Greene, and Robbie Coltrane. ...

1991 Symphony No. 1 (Corigliano) The Grawemeyer Award is a prestigious and lucrative award presented each year by the University of Louisville in the state of Kentucky, United States. ...

1999 The Red Violin As defined by Rule Sixteen of the Academy Awards Rules, the Academy Award for Original Music Score is presented to the best substantial body of music in the form of dramatic underscoring written specifically for the film by the submitting composer. ... The Red Violin (French: Le Violon rouge, German: Die Rote Geige, Italian: Il Violino Rosso, Mandarin: 红提琴) is a Canadian film released on November 13, 1998 (in the USA on June 11, 1999). ...

2001 Symphony No. 1 (Corigliano) The Pulitzer Prize for Music was first awarded in 1943. ...


Listening

  • John Corigliano interview from American Mavericks site

Reference

  1. ^ Scott Cantrell (10 Jul 2005). On the Outside Looking In: Gay Composers Gave America Its Music. Dallas Morning News. Retrieved on 2007-03-19.

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External links

  • John Corigliano in conversation with Frank J. Oteri
  • John Corigliano biography at G. Schirmer[[Category:CUNY faculty]

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