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John Corigliano


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John Corigliano is an American composer of classical music. The son of a violinist, studied at Columbia University, before embarking on a varied musical career. As a composer, his earlier works develop further the musical language of composers such as Samuel Barber, Aaron Copland and their contemporaries, followed by a period of wider experiment in the use of more varied musical materials. His opera The Ghosts of Versailles was staged at the Metropolitan Opera in New York in 1992, when it was chosen for the Composition of the Year award of the International Music Awards. His film scores include the very popular The Red Violin of 1997


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  • innercities

    the dawn music from symphony no.2 is wonderful. and the night music from 3, while I'm at it...

    1 Jul 2014 Reply
  • leo00o83

    hearing altered states for the first time now... WOW! what ---a---- trip!

    22 Nov 2011 Reply
  • endote

    @Epitymbidia just listening to him for the first time, and sure enough it's 'the red violin'. i'll check out 'altered states'.

    5 Feb 2011 Reply
  • yu00

    Very interesting composer, I'm surprised that he's so underlistened.

    12 Apr 2010 Reply
  • Arielbla

    kto kurwa napisał "filcharmonii"? ; o

    15 Jan 2010 Reply
  • KZ

    his piano concerto is pretty good accessible yet forward thinking

    20 Aug 2009 Reply
  • J0N

    he has a lot more music than all this, like violin concertos, clarinet concerto, piano concerto, even flute concerto, and a lot of more orchestral pieces.

    8 May 2009 Reply
  • thomasgwarrior

    Second Hallucination off of the Altered States OST is one of the most intense pieces of music ever created! Awesome!

    10 Aug 2008 Reply
  • Epitymbidia

    Still no entry... but he's so great. Most of the people seem to only know his work for "The Red Violin" though, which truly is wonderful, but I higly also recommend "Altered States"...

    12 Jun 2008 Reply

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