The artist we have chosen to close Music Mondays celebrating Pride Month is the American composer John Corigliano. He 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 has produced numerous scores—including three symphonies and eight concerti among over one hundred chamber, vocal, choral, and orchestral works— which have been performed and recorded by many of the most prominent orchestras, soloists, and chamber musicians in the world.
I am including today the work Loretta Dranoff commissioned for the 1997 Competition - Chiarusco for two pianos, with one instrument tuned a quarter tone different from the other – as well as a very different composition for piano four hands, Gazebo Dances.
“I try, in my music, to locate and develop the deep harmony between seemingly disparate materials: exotic and familiar, primitive and sophisticated, old and new. “
I hope you have enjoyed our selections this month. Next month, we will begin to focus on the upcoming concert season which will be live! We hope to see you there!
The Dranoff 2 Piano Foundation