Joan Tower

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Born: 6 September 1938USA
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Works include: Concertos for piano, violin, flute & clarinet.; Black Topaz (1976); Music for cello & orchestra (1984); Sequoia; Silver Ladders (1987); Island Prelude (1990); Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman, no. 1 (takeoff on the Copland Fanfare); Duets and Night Fields, a string quartet (1994); Tres Lent for cello; Like a...an Engine for; Stepping Stones (1993); Concerto for Orchestra (1994); Platinum Spirals; Clocks; Harbor Lights and Amazon I.

Life

Joan Tower is one of today’s most interesting, colorful, and dynamic American composers. She has been the pianist for the DaCapo Chamber Players from 1969 to 1984. She has been closely associated with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and Leonard Slatkin for whom several works were commisioned. She is currently Asher Edelman Professor of Music at Bard College where she has taught since 1972.

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(1735) Georg Friedrich [George Frideric] Händel: Premiere of Alcina, in London, England.
(1849) Giacomo Meyerbeer: Premiere of Le Prophète, in Paris, France.
(1928) Joseph Matthias Hauer: Premiere of Wandlungen, in Baden-Baden, Germany.
(1962) Krzysztof Penderecki: Premiere of Polymorphia, in Hamburg, Germany.
(1989) Wolfgang Rihm: Premiere of Medea-Spiel, in Salzburg, Austria.

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[details ←] DNA, percussion,
[details ←] No Longer Very Clear, piano,
[details ←] In Memory, viola, violin, cello, string quartet,
[details ←] Fascinating Ribbons, concert band,
[details ←] Rain Waves
[details ←] Wild Purple (Viola), viola,
[details ←] Valentines, piano, flute,
[details ←] Black Topaz
[details ←] Ascent, organ,
[details ←] Turning Points, clarinet,
[details ←] Fanfares
[details ←] Celebration Fanfare
[details ←] Stepping Stones - A Ballet, piano,
[details ←] Island Prelude
[details ←] For Daniel, violin, piano, piano trio, cello,
[details ←] Big Sky, violin, piano, piano trio, cello,
[details ←] Wings (Clarinet / Bb Bass Clarinet), clarinet,
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