#141 CORIGLIANO | NO 3

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Composer: John Corigliano

from the artists official site:

The American John Corigliano continues to add to one of the richest, most unusual, and most widely celebrated bodies of work any composer has created over the last forty years. Corigliano’s scores, now numbering over one hundred, have won him the Pulitzer Prize, the Grawemeyer Award, four Grammy Awards, and an Academy Award (“Oscar”) and have been performed and recorded by many of the most prominent orchestras, soloists, and chamber musicians in the world. Attentive listening to this music reveals an unconfined imagination, one which has taken traditional notions like “symphony” or “concerto” and redefined them in a uniquely transparent idiom forged as much from the post-war European avant garde as from his American forebears.

Music: Symphony No. 3, ‘ Carnival Maximus’

Impression: Stating that this symphony is unlike anything I have ever heard would be a major understatement. I will need many more listens to even begin to…

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