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Charles Wuorinen

1938 - 2020

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Charles Peter Wuorinen ( ; June 9, 1938 – March 11, 2020) was an American composer of contemporary classical music based in New York City. He also performed as a pianist and conductor. Wuorinen composed more than 270 works: orchestral music, chamber music, solo instrumental and vocal works, and operas, such as Brokeback Mountain. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Wuorinen has received more than 143,147 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Charles Wuorinen is the 1,287th most popular composer (down from 865th in 2019), the 10,833rd most popular biography from United States (down from 4,270th in 2019) and the 121st most popular American Composer.

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Among composers, Charles Wuorinen ranks 1,287 out of 1,216Before him are Alexander Goehr, Vladimir Jurowski, Hans Abrahamsen, Magnus Lindberg, David Del Tredici, and Robert Russell Bennett. After him are Robert Ashley, Bruce Broughton, Ray Noble, Paul Le Flem, Anne Dudley, and Jesper Kyd.

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Among people born in 1938, Charles Wuorinen ranks 490Before him are Angus MacLise, Abel Laudonio, Alan Rees, Richard Goldstone, Gerry Byrne, and Yevgeni Mayorov. After him are Leonard Frey, Phillip Griffiths, Ann Jones, Mary Jo Catlett, Herb Elliott, and Bertie Auld. Among people deceased in 2020, Charles Wuorinen ranks 644Before him are Dave Greenfield, James Dunn, Ben Jipcho, Timothy Ray Brown, James Lipton, and Rupert Hine. After him are James Flynn, Norman I. Platnick, Ann Reinking, Stephen Tataw, Rita Sargsyan, and Charley Pride.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Charles Wuorinen ranks 10,833 out of 18,182Before him are Jim Montgomery (1955), Hank Ballard (1927), Arielle Kebbel (1985), Portia Doubleday (1988), Sonya Smith (1972), and Clyde McPhatter (1932). After him are Hugh Marlowe (1911), Aldo Donelli (1907), Robert Rodat (1953), Laurell K. Hamilton (1963), Larry Black (1951), and Frank Ferrer (1966).

Among COMPOSERS In United States

Among composers born in United States, Charles Wuorinen ranks 121Before him are Charles Tomlinson Griffes (1884), Angus MacLise (1938), Stephen Schwartz (1948), Jerry Herman (1931), David Del Tredici (1937), and Robert Russell Bennett (1894). After him are Robert Ashley (1930), Bruce Broughton (1945), Norman Dello Joio (1913), Frank Loesser (1910), Bernie Worrell (1944), and Jeremy Soule (1975).