Charles Wuorinen

Charles Wuorinen

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Charles Wuorinen (b. June 9, 1938, in New York City) is a U.S. composer. Wuorinen is a prolific composer in all genres and a high profile proponent of contemporary music. In 1970, Wuorinen became the youngest composer to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music (for the electronic work Time's Encomium) while his many other awards include a MacArthur Fellowship. An indication of Wuorinen's historical importance can be seen in the fact that in 1975 Igor Stravinsky's widow gave Wuorinen the composer's last sketches for use in A Reliquary for Igor Stravinsky. Wuorinen was the first composer commissed by the Cleveland Orchestra under Christoph von Dohnanyi (Movers and Shakers); and likewise the first to compose for Michael Tilson Thomas' New World Symphony (Bamboula Beach). Fractal geometry and the pioneering work of Benoit Mandelbrot have played a crucial role in several of his works including Bamboula Squared for orchestra and computer generated sounds and Natural Fantasy, a work for organ.show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 177g
  • Miss Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134965626
  • 9786134965620