Dominick Argento

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Birthday
27, 1927
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
27, 1927 (age 91)
Birthplace
Pennsylvania

About

Pulitzer Prize- and Grammy Award-winning composer best known for his lyric operatic and choral music. One of his most popular works, From the Diary of Virginia Woolf, won him the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 1975.

Before Fame

He was drafted into the Army after high school and spent time as a cryptographer. He spent a life-changing year in Florence on a Fulbright Fellowship.

Trivia

He won the Grammy Award for Best Classical Contemporary Composition for "Casa Guidi" in 2004.

Family Life

He was born to Sicilian immigrants who raised him in York, Pennsylvania. His wife Carolyn Bailey died in 2006.

Associated With

His 1996 opera "A Few Words About Chekhov" used letters by Anton Chekhov as its text.