Charles Wuorinen

1938 - 2020

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Charles Peter Wuorinen ( ; June 9, 1938 – March 11, 2020) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer of contemporary classical music based in New York City. He performed his works and other 20th-century music as pianist and conductor. He composed more than 270 works, including 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 112,715 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Charles Wuorinen is the 868th most popular composer, the 4,272nd most popular biography from United States and the 49th most popular American Composer.

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Among composers, Charles Wuorinen ranks 868 out of 1,228Before him are Heinrich Sutermeister, Alexander Goedicke, Frank Bridge, Carl Friedrich Christian Fasch, Emil von Reznicek, and Alexander Goldenweiser. After him are Henri Rabaud, Jacopo da Bologna, Michael William Balfe, Johann von Herbeck, Leevi Madetoja, and Salvatore Sciarrino.

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Among people born in 1938, Charles Wuorinen ranks 253Before him are Jonathan Motzfeldt, Lindsay Kemp, Imre Földi, Francesco Coccopalmerio, Daevid Allen, and Marinella. After him are Bruno Bozzetto, Leonardo Favio, Jean Rollin, José Torres, Jayant Narlikar, and Michel Duchaussoy. Among people deceased in 2020, Charles Wuorinen ranks 336Before him are Richard K. Guy, Sadiq al-Mahdi, Justus Dahinden, Ashley Cooper, Walid Muallem, and Annie Cordy. After him are Marian Jaworski, Ronald Harwood, James Drury, Bernard Stiegler, Francisco Rodríguez Adrados, and Bucky Pizzarelli.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Charles Wuorinen ranks 4,272 out of 15,968Before him are Daniel McFadden (1937), Aldo Leopold (1887), Rebbie Jackson (1950), Ray Barretto (1929), Marion Ramsey (1947), and Andreas Katsulas (1946). After him are Ray Walston (1914), Sydne Rome (1951), Mildred Natwick (1905), Jimmy Smits (1955), James Thurber (1894), and Tom Holland (1943).

Among COMPOSERS In United States

Among composers born in United States, Charles Wuorinen ranks 49Before him are Stephen Sondheim (1930), Elliott Carter (1908), Amy Beach (1867), Edward MacDowell (1860), George Crumb (1929), and Marvin Hamlisch (1944). After him are Harry Partch (1901), Morton Gould (1913), Leonard Rosenman (1924), W. C. Handy (1873), Walter Piston (1894), and Carter Burwell (1954).