Charles Wuorinen

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Birthday
9, 1938
Birthplace
New York
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
9, 1938 (age 80)
Birthplace
New York

About

Received a Pulitzer Prize in 1970 for "Time's Encomium." His repertoire included works for orchestra, opera, and chamber music.

Before Fame

He was awarded the New York Philharmonic's Young Composers' Award when he was 16. From 1956 until 1957, he served as pianist, librarian, and General Manger of the Columbia University Orchestra.

Trivia

He co-founded The Group for Contemporary Music in 1962.

Family Life

His father, John H. Wuorinen, served as chairman of Columbia University's history department. His father was also an expert on Scandinavian affairs. He married his partner and manager Howard Stokar.

Associated With

He collaborated with Annie Proulx and Salman Rushdie.