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John Corigliano - 5

  Don't forget to leave a comment. American composer John Corigliano was born in and still lives in New York City. His father was the concertmaster for the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, and his mother was a pianist. He has written more than 100 major compositions, many of them award-winning ( he has: A Pulitzer, 5 grammy awards, and an oscar) He is also a well-respected music teacher at the Julliard School and CUNY (he still teaches at 84!), and has influenced many composers of the 20th and 21st centuries. Here are some examples try to listen to a bit of the all: The Red Violin ( music composed for the movie) spooky music for October! Longer version of "The Red Violin"  Symphony No. 3 (Circus Maximus) the music begins at 8:20 , however the introduction is interesting , listen at 32:30 for the sirens! Fern Hill  this is choral music (performed by a choir) listen around 5:00 for the most exciting part!

Unsuk Chin - 4

Don't forget to leave a comment! Though she lives in Berlin, Germany Unsuk Chin is originally from Korea  (born in 1961). She taught herself how to play piano and started writing music at a very young age. She says this about the music she creates : "My music is a reflection of my dreams. I try to render into music the visions of immense light and of an incredible magnificence of colours that I see in all my dreams" — Unsuk Chin, 2003   She is a very successful composer and has won many awards:  2004 Grawemeyer Award for her  Violin Concerto , the 2005 Arnold Schoenberg Prize, the 2010 Prince Pierre Foundation Music Award, and the 2017 Wihuri Sibelius Prize.  In October of 2018, she won $200,000.00 and a commission to write new music for the New York Philharmonic orchestra!   Listen to the following examples: Toccata Gougalon  (this is almost 24 minutes long -- you don't need to listen to all of it, but it is very interesting!)          See if you can