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Charles Wuorinen

American composer

1938   -  

genre: opera, symphony
country of citizenship: United States of America
language of expression: English
educated at: Columbia University
occupation: conductor, pianist, composer, musicologist, music pedagogue, university teacher
award received: John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, MacArthur Fellows Program, Rome Prize, Pulitzer Prize for Music, Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Charles Peter Wuorinen ( , born June 9, 1938) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer of contemporary classical music based in New York City. His catalog of more than 270 compositions includes works for orchestra, opera, and chamber music, as well as solo instrumental and vocal works. Salman Rushdie and Annie Proulx have collaborated with him. Wuorinen's work has been described as serialist, but he has come to disparage that term as meaningless.
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