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John Corigliano

Corigliano- Piano Concerto 
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John Corigliano (born 16 February 1938, New York City, New York) is an American composer of classical music and a teacher of music. He is a distinguished professor of music at Lehman College in the City University of New York.


Italian American Corigliano was born to a musical family. His father, John Corigliano Sr., was concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic for 23 years, and his mother, Rose Buzen, is an accomplished educator and pianist. He is a former student of Otto Luening,[1] Vittorio Giannini and Paul Creston. Corigliano attended P.S. 241 and Midwood High School in Brooklyn.[2] He studied composition at Columbia University (BA 1959)[3] and at the Manhattan School of Music. Before achieving success as composer, Corigliano worked as assistant to the producer on the Leonard Bernstein Young People's Concerts, and as a session producer for classical artists such as André Watts.

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, which enjoyed a success at the premiere.

The younger Corigliano first came to prominence in 1964 when, at the age of 26, his Sonata for Violin and Piano (1963) was the 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 composed 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). He also composed Chiaroscuro [Listen here], for two pianos tuned a quarter tone apart for The Dranoff International Two Piano Foundation.

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. The award-winning score for Revolution is one of Corigliano's most impressive creations although it is less known, as it was never released in any recorded format;[4] it has existed in a bootleg form until Varese Sarabande officially released the score for a limited time in December 2009 through their CD club, which will be released in stores as a regular release later in 2010.[5] Corigliano did, however, export portions of the score for use in his first symphony. Portions of the score to The Red Violin were 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 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."

Among Corigliano's students are David S. Sampson, Eric Whitacre, Elliot Goldenthal, Edward Knight, Nico Muhly, Roger Bergs, Scott Glasgow, John Mackey, Avner Dorman, Mason Bates, Steven Bryant, Jefferson Friedman, Dinuk Wijeratne and David Ludwig. In 1996, The Corigliano Quartet was founded, taking his name in tribute. Corigliano lives with his husband, composer Mark Adamo, in New York City.[6]

In 2011, Corigliano's "One Sweet Morning" premiered at Avery Fisher Hall for the New York Philharmonic, a commission commemorating the 10th anniversary of the September 11th Attacks.[7] Ms. Stephanie Blythe performed the solo mezzo-soprano role.

    See List of compositions by John Corigliano.

Notable works include:

    Clarinet Concerto (1977)
    Symphony No. 1 (1988)
    The Ghosts of Versailles, Opera in 2 acts (1991); libretto by William M. Hoffman
    String Quartet (1995)
    The Red Violin, Film score (1998)
    Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven Poems of Bob Dylan for soprano and piano (or orchestra) (2000)
    Symphony No. 2 for string orchestra (2000)

Year     Award     Work
1986     BAFTA Anthony Asquith Award[4]     Revolution
1991     Grawemeyer Award     Symphony No. 1
1999     Academy Award for Original Music Score     The Red Violin
2001     Pulitzer Prize for Music     Symphony No. 2
2009     Grammy Award for Best Classical Contemporary Composition     Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven Poems of Bob Dylan

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John Corigliano (Nueva York; 16 de febrero de 1938) es un compositor estadounidense de música culta.

John Corigliano, de ascendencia italiana, nació en la ciudad de Nueva York el 16 de febrero de 1938. Su padre, John Corigliano Sr., fue concertino (violinista principal) de la Filarmónica de Nueva York durante 23 años (entre 1943 y 1966), y su madre, Rose Buzen, es una concertista de piano.

Estudió composición en la Universidad Columbia y en la Escuela de Música de Manhattan. Estudió con Otto Luening, Vittorio Giannini y Paul Creston. Han estudiado con él Eric Whitacre, Elliot Goldenthal, Avner Dorman, Mason Bates y Jefferson Friedman.

La mayor parte del trabajo de Corigliano es para orquesta sinfónica completa. Emplea una gran variedad de estilos, a veces dentro de la misma obra, pero apunta a que su trabajo alcance la audiencia más amplia.

Ha escrito tres sinfonías (para orquesta, orquesta de cuerdas y vientos respectivamente), conciertos para clarinete, flauta, violín, oboe y piano, bandas de sonido de películas, varias obras de cámara (incluido un cuarteto de cuerdas), y una ópera, The Ghosts of Versailles [Los fantasmas de Versalles]).

En 1991 recibió el premio Premio Grawemeyer de Composición por su Sínfonía n.º 1. En 2001 recibió el Premio Pulitzer por su Sinfonía n.º 2 para orquesta de cuerdas, que es una expansión (reescrita) de su Cuarteto de cuerdas (de 1995). Fue estrenada en noviembre de 2000 por la Orquesta Sinfónica de Boston (dirigida por Seiji Ozawa). Su música para la película El violín rojo ganó un premio Óscar a la mejor banda sonora.

Corigliano es profesor distinguido de música del colegio Lehman (de la Universidad de la Ciudad, en Nueva York). En 1991 fue nombrado catedrático de la Juilliard School. También en 1991 fue nombrado miembro de la «American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters» (Academia e Instituto de las Artes y las Letras de EE. UU.), un organismo formado por los 250 artistas, escultores, arquitectos, escritores y compositores más prominentes del país. En 1992, la revista Musical America lo nombró «Compositor del año». El Club Nacional de las Artes (de Nueva York) lo honró con su Medalla de Oro en marzo de 2002.

John Corigliano ha recibido becas de la «Fundación Guggenheim», «National Endowment for the Arts» y «Meet the Composer». Su música ha sido grabada por Sony, RCA, BMG, Telarc, Erato, New World y CRI y publicada exclusivamente por G. Schirmer.

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Music: Corigliano- Piano Concerto  - 4 Vids - Bio Data - Link to his site

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