A CHRONOLOGICAL VIEW OF WESTERN MUSIC HISTORY IN THE CONTEXT OF WORLD EVENTS

John Paul Corigliano

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February 16, 1938: John Paul Corigliano is born in New York, New York, USA, the son of John Corigliano, a violinist, and Rose Buzen.
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May 26, 1961: Fern Hill for mezzo-soprano, chorus, and piano by John Corigliano (23) to words of Thomas is performed for the first time, at Midwood High School in Brooklyn.
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June 28, 1961: Kaleidoscope for two pianos by John Corigliano (23) is performed for the first time, in Spoleto.
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August 16, 1962: What I Expected Was... for chorus, brass, and percussion by John Corigliano (24) to words of Spender is performed for the first time, at Tanglewood, Lenox, Massachusetts.
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July 10, 1964: Sonata for violin and piano by John Corigliano (26) is performed for the first time, in Spoleto.
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November 15, 1965: The Cloisters, a cycle for voice and piano by John Corigliano (27) to words of Hoffman, is performed for the first time, in Town Hall, New York. See 17 May 1975.
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December 11, 1965: A second composition called Fern Hill for mezzo-soprano, chorus, and orchestra by John Corigliano (27) is performed for the first time, in the National Cathedral, Washington.
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June 1, 1966: Elegy for orchestra by John Corigliano (28) is performed for the first time, in the War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco.
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December 25, 1967: Christmas at the Cloisters for chorus and piano by John Corigliano (29) to words of Hoffman is performed for the first time, over the airwaves of the NBC television network.
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April 7, 1968: Concerto for piano by John Corigliano (30) is performed for the first time, in San Antonio, Texas.
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October 15, 1970: Poem in October for tenor and eight players by John Corigliano (32) to words of Thomas is performed for the first time, in Lincoln Center, New York.
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May 13, 1972: L’Invitation au Voyage for chorus by John Corigliano (34) to words of Beaudelaire (tr. Wilbur) is performed for the first time, in San Antonio, Texas.
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January 20, 1973: Two works for chorus by John Corigliano (34) are performed for the first time, in San Antonio: A Black November Turkey, to words of Wilbur, and L’Invitation au Voyage to words of Baudelaire (tr.Wilbur).
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May 6, 1973: Gazebo Dances for band by John Corigliano (35) is performed for the first time, in Evansville, Indiana.
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May 17, 1975: The Cloisters, a cycle for voice and orchestra by John Corigliano (38) to words of Hoffman, is performed for the first time, in the Kennedy Center, Washington.
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November 9, 1975: Concerto for oboe by John Corigliano (37) is performed for the first time, in Carnegie Hall, New York.
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April 24, 1976: A Dylan Thomas Trilogy for soloists, chorus, and orchestra by John Corigliano (61) is performed for the first time, in the National Cathedral, Washington. See 11 March 1999.
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October 9, 1976: Etude Fantasy for piano by John Corigliano (38) is performed for the first time, in the Kennedy Center, Washington.
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October 18, 1976: Psalm no.8 for chorus and organ by John Corigliano (38) is performed for the first time, in San Antonio, Texas.
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January 6, 1977: Aria for oboe and strings by John Corigliano (38) is performed for the first time.
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April 22, 1977: Voyage for Strings by John Corigliano (39) is performed for the first time, in Rockland County, New York.
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December 6, 1977: Concerto for clarinet and orchestra by John Corigliano (39) is performed for the first time, in Avery Fisher Hall, New York conducted by Leonard Bernstein (59).
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January 11, 1980: Tournaments: Overture for orchestra by John Corigliano (41) is performed for the first time, in Louisville, Kentucky.
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February 20, 1981: Gazebo Dances for orchestra by John Corigliano (43) is performed for the first time, in Woodbury, New Jersey.
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July 10, 1981: Promenade Overture for orchestra by John Corigliano (43) is performed for the first time, in Boston.
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January 22, 1982: Three Hallucinations for orchestra by John Corigliano (43), taken from his score to the film Altered States, is performed for the first time, in Syracuse, New York.
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February 4, 1982: Pied Piper Fantasy: Concerto for flute and orchestra by John Corigliano (43) is performed for the first time, in Los Angeles.
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June 21, 1982: Summer Fanfare (Echoes of Forgotten Rites) for orchestra by John Corigliano (44) is performed for the first time, in Miami. Also premiered is the Symphony no.48 “Vision of Andromeda” by Alan Hovhaness (71).
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November 22, 1983: Voyage for flute and strings by John Corigliano (45) is performed for the first time, in London.
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October 3, 1984: Two works are performed for the first time, in Milwaukee, conducted by Lukas Foss (62): Cosmic Cycle for orchestra by Dane Rudhyar (89) and Creations: Two Scenes from Genesis for narrator and chamber orchestra by John Corigliano (46) to words from Genesis.
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February 24, 1985: Gazebo Dances for piano four-hands by John Corigliano (47) is performed for the first time, in Alice Tully Hall, New York.
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May 24, 1985: Fantasia on an Ostinato for piano by John Corigliano (47) is performed for the first time, at Texas Christian University, Ft. Worth as part of the Van Cliburn Competition.
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September 18, 1986: Fantasia on an Ostinato for orchestra by John Corigliano (48) is performed for the first time, in Avery Fisher Hall, New York.
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October 9, 1987: Campagne di Ravello for orchestra by John Corigliano (49) is performed for the first time, in Chicago to celebrate the 75th birthday of Sir Georg Solti.
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June 18, 1988: Three Irish Folksong Settings for voice and flute by John Corigliano (50) is performed for the first time, in Town Hall, New York.
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August 28, 1988: A Bernstein Birthday Bouquet: Eight Variations on a Theme by Leonard Bernstein for orchestra, variations on New York, New York for the 70th birthday of Leonard Bernstein, is performed for the first time, at Tanglewood. The variations are by Luciano Berio (62), Leon Kirchner (69), Jacob Druckman (60), Lukas Foss (66), John Corigliano (50), John Williams, Toru Takemitsu (57), and William Schuman (78).
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September 17, 1988: Voyage for flute and string quintet by John Corigliano (50) is performed for the first time, in Grand Canyon, Arizona.
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October 24, 1988: Several works in honor of the 50th birthday of Joan Tower are performed for the first time, in Merkin Concert Hall, New York, including For Joan on her 50 th for five players by John Corigliano (50), Minuet from Short Suite for four players by John Harbison (49), and Tower Power for five players by Joseph Schwantner (45).
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March 15, 1990: Symphony no.1 by John Corigliano (52) is performed for the first time, in Chicago.
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March 29, 1991: Of Rage and Remembrance for mezzo-soprano, boy soprano, chorus, percussion, eight cellos, and four double basses by John Corigliano (53) to words of Hoffman is performed for the first time, in Seattle.
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April 24, 1991: The University of Louisville announces that John Corigliano (53) wins the Grawemeyer Award for his Symphony no.1. The award brings $150,000.
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December 19, 1991: The Ghosts of Versailles, an opera buffa by John Corigliano (53) to words of Hoffman after Beaumarchais, is performed for the first time, at the Metropolitan Opera, New York.
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October 8, 1993: Troubadours: Variations for guitar and chamber orchestra by John Corigliano (55) is performed for the first time, in St. Paul, Minnesota.
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October 20, 1993: Fanfares to Music for brass by John Corigliano (55) is performed for the first time, in Alice Tully Hall, New York.
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April 7, 1994: Antiphon for brass by John Corigliano (56) is performed for the first time, at Lehman College, New York City.
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June 13, 1994: New works are premiered at the 50th anniversary concert of WNYC in Alice Tully Hall, New York: Now, so long after that time for piano by Philip Glass (57), How Like Pellucid Statues, Daddy for bassoon quartet by John Corigliano (56), and “Or Like a…an Engine” from No Longer Very Clear: a Suite for Piano by Joan Tower (55).
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June 18, 1994: Jack and Jill for voice and piano by John Corigliano (56) to words of Hoffman is performed for the first time, in New York.
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May 4, 1995: To Music for orchestra by John Corigliano (57) is performed for the first time, in Cincinnati.
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July 13, 1995: Soliloquy for clarinet and string quartet by John Corigliano (57) is performed for the first time, in Portland, Oregon.
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October 21, 1995: Amen for chorus by John Corigliano (57) is performed for the first time, in Minneapolis.
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October 26, 1995: String Quartet by John Corigliano (57) is performed for the first time, in the Jane Mallett Theatre, Toronto.
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May 11, 1996: Liebeslied for four vocal soloists and piano four-hands by John Corigliano (58) to his own words is performed for the first time, at the 92nd Street Y, New York.
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May 12, 1997: Classical Action Variations for orchestra is performed for the first time, in Alice Tully Hall, New York. It consists of an original theme by Jonathan Sheffer followed by variations by composers including David Del Tredici (60), William Bolcom (59), and John Corigliano (58). It is a benefit for the organization Classical Action: Performing Arts Against AIDS.
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May 22, 1997: Dodecaphonia for mezzo-soprano and piano by John Corigliano (59) to words of Adamo is performed for the first time, in Symphony Space, New York.
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October 24, 1997: DC Fanfare for orchestra by John Corigliano (59) is performed for the first time, in Washington.
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November 26, 1997: The Red Violin: Chaconne for violin and orchestra by John Corigliano (59) is performed for the first time, in San Francisco.
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December 21, 1997: Chiaroscuro for two pianos (a quarter tone apart) by John Corigliano (59) is performed for the first time, in Miami.
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March 11, 1999: A revised version of A Dylan Thomas Trilogy for soloists, chorus, and orchestra by John Corigliano (61) is performed for the first time, in Washington. See 24 April 1976.
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June 3, 1999: The Red Violin: Suite for violin and orchestra by John Corigliano (61) is performed for the first time, in New York.
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November 11, 1999: New works are performed for the first time, in Avery Fisher Hall, New York: Fraternité: Air pour l’orchestre by Hans Werner Henze (73), Vocalise for soprano and orchestra by John Corigliano (61), Oltra mar (Across the Sea) for chorus and orchestra by Kaija Saariaho (47) to words of Maalouf and Said, and America—A Prophecy for mezzo-soprano, orchestra, and chorus ad.lib. by Thomas Adès (28) to words of Chilam Balam and Matteo Flexa.
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March 15, 2000: Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven Poems of Bob Dylan for soprano and piano by John Corigliano (62) is performed for the first time, in Carnegie Hall, New York.
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March 26, 2000: John Corigliano (62) wins an Academy Award® for his score to the film, The Red Violin.
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March 30, 2000: Phantasmagoria, a suite for orchestra from The Ghosts of Versailles by John Corigliano (62), is performed for the first time, in Minneapolis.
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April 10, 2000: Utah Fanfare for brass and percussion by John Corigliano (62) is performed for the first time, at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City.
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November 30, 2000: Symphony no.2 for string orchestra by John Corigliano (62) is performed for the first time, in Symphony Hall, Boston.
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March 22, 2001: Marvelous Invention (Songbook for a New Century) for mezzo-soprano and piano by John Corigliano (63) to words of Adamo is performed for the first time, in Kaye Playhouse, New York.
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March 26, 2001: The Mannheim Rocket for orchestra by John Corigliano (63) is performed for the first time, in Mannheim.
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April 16, 2001: John Corigliano (63) is awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Music for his Symphony no.2 for string orchestra. See 30 November 2000.
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May 18, 2001: The Pied Piper Ballet for flute and orchestra by John Corigliano (63) is performed for the first time, in Lincoln Center, New York.
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October 31, 2001: DC Fanfare for band by John Corigliano (63) is performed for the first time, in Austin, Texas. Also premiered is Corigliano’s Tarantella for band.
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November 17, 2001: Three works for tenor and piano are performed for the first time, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York: New Work for tenor and piano by Gian Carlo Menotti (90), Irreverent Heart by John Corigliano (63) to words of Harburg, and On the Beach at Night op.78 by Lowell Liebermann (40) to words of Whitman.
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March 21, 2002: John Corigliano (64) is honored with the National Arts Club Gold Medal Music Award in New York.
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September 19, 2003: Concerto for violin and orchestra ( The Red Violin ) by John Corigliano (65) is performed for the first time, in Baltimore.
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October 23, 2003: Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven Poems of Bob Dylan for soprano and orchestra by John Corigliano (65) is performed for the first time, in Minneapolis. See 15 March 2000.
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November 18, 2003: Snapshot: Circa 1909 for string quartet by John Corigliano (65) is performed for the first time, in Merkin Concert Hall, New York.
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December 3, 2003: Ned Rorem (80) is awarded the ASCAP Lifetime Achievement Award in the Walter Reade Theatre in Lincoln Center, New York. He is handed the award by John Corigliano (65).
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July 16, 2004: Midsummer Fanfare for orchestra by John Corigliano (66) is performed for the first time, in Chicago.
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February 16, 2005: Circus Maximus (Symphony no.3) for winds by John Corigliano (66) is performed for the first time, at the University of Texas at Austin.
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February 25, 2006: Salute for chorus (with kazoos), brass, and percussion by John Corigliano (68) is performed for the first time, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York.
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April 29, 2006: One Sweet Morning for chorus by John Corigliano (68) to words of Harburg is performed for the first time, in New York. On the same program is the premiere of Going North by Thea Musgrave (77) to words of Keats.
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May 11, 2007: Jamestown Hymn for orchestra by John Corigliano (69) is performed for the first time, at the Jamestown Settlement, Virginia. It was commissioned to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown.
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October 10, 2007: One Sweet Morning for voice and piano by John Corigliano (69) is performed for the first time, at the Manhattan School of Music, New York.
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February 21, 2008: Conjurer: Concerto for Percussionist and String Orchestra by John Corigliano (70) is performed for the first time, in Pittsburgh.
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May 5, 2009: Winging It for piano by John Corigliano (71) is performed for the first time, in Symphony Space, New York.
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January 30, 2011: Lullaby for violin and piano by John Corigliano (72) is performed for the first time, in the Rubin Museum, New York.
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June 20, 2011: Snapshot Circa 1909 for orchestra by John Corigliano (73) is performed for the first time, at the Queen Sofia Superior School, Santander, Spain.
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July 16, 2011: Fancy on a Bach Air for orchestra by John Corigliano (73) is performed for the first time, in Carmel, California.
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August 6, 2011: Cabrillo Lullaby for orchestra by John Corigliano (73) is performed for the first time, in Santa Cruz, California.
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September 30, 2011: One Sweet Morning for mezzo-soprano and orchestra by John Corigliano (73) to words of four different poets is performed for the first time, in New York. The work commemorates the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001.
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March 25, 2014: Meditation for male voices and violin by John Corigliano (76) is performed for the first time, in San Francisco.
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July 19, 2014: Lullaby for Natalie for violin and orchestra by John Corigliano (76) is performed for the first time, in Greenville, North Carolina.
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September 17, 2015: Stomp for orchestra by John Corigliano (77) is performed for the first time, in Houston.