Use this clip to enhance your introduction to almost any recording of music by John Corigliano.
Music Options: The Red Violin Concerto and various adaptations (Bell: Sony 77136, 63010, 88060); (Bachmann: Endeavor Classics 1020); (Bieler: Naxos 8559306); Mr. Tambourine Man (Naxos 8559331); Voyage (RCA 6371, Albany Records 194, Centaur 2585); Tournaments Overture (RCA 68100); The Mannheim Rocket (Ondine 1039); Fern Hill (Naxos 8559299 & Nimbus 5449); Symphony No. 1 (RCA 68450); Gazebo Dances (Naxos 8559601); Etude Fantasy (Hyperion 67005).
SUGGESTED HOST INTRO
Composer John Corigliano (Core-lee-YAHN-no) grew up surrounded by music. His father was the concertmaster (1st violinist) with the New York Philharmonic for 23 years, during and after the Leonard Bernstein era. His decision to become a composer came about quite naturally.
"The idea of performing really wasn't comfortable for me because I used to watch my father get nervous before a concert and then walk on that stage with the musicians playing and then next morning, read reviews of what he did. And the idea of doing that myself was inconceivable to me. At least when I write a piece of music and I have that tension and anxiety, when I'm finished I have a piece of music. So I think I'll stick to composing."
SUGGESTED HOST OUTRO
Composer John Corigliano (Core-lee-YAHN-no) discussing the musical roots and career path that led him to become a composer. (Introduce music title and performers).
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